UN Sustainable Development Goals
Our Better Planet 2050 commitments focus on our strategic priority areas and are aligned with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By reporting on our progress within the framework of the SDGs, we are supporting a global effort for sustainable development. We believe this focus to our own sustainability goals will help us make the greatest positive impact for our planet, our people and for sustaining an impactful business.
In 2021, Smurfit Kappa was the first FTSE 100 company achieving the full five stars for Support the Goals. This means we meet all five rating criteria by: having defined the key SDGs, having set measurable targets delivering to the goals, sharing examples of our work, reporting on our progress, and activating our suppliers to commit to the goals.
Smurfit Kappa Impacts
These six SDGs have been identified as the core Goals where Smurfit Kappa has the most potential to influence and add value. Smurfit Kappa has set measurable targets within its impact area for each of these Goals.
Smurfit Kappa Contributes
These four SDGs have been identified as Goals where Smurfit Kappa’s activities have a meaningful contribution towards their achievement. We have commitments within our impact area for these Goals but we recognize that a full achievement of these Goals require activities from other sectors in society.
Smurfit Kappa Supports
As a sustainable and responsible business, we support in delivery for each of the SDGs. These seven Goals are important to us through our values and way of working, however, we recognize that alone Smurfit Kappa cannot impact the needed change to deliver for these Goals.