Empowering people and communities | Smurfit Kappa

People and Communities

Employees Verzulo 

Empowering people and communities

It is Smurfit Kappa’s ambition to be recognised as a globally admired company, a great place to work and an employer of choice for top talent. These ambitions are not just about our business growth, but based on our understanding that our success is driven by our highly valued and motivated teams, across the world.

Employees who find meaning at work are happier, more productive, and more engaged. This is well understood by the business community. People who believe their job has meaning and a broader purpose are more likely to work harder, take on challenging or unpopular tasks, and collaborate effectively. We aim to create meaningful work with a broader purpose, while ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our people at work, on their journey to and from work and home.

Number of employees
Social investments since 2020
Females in management positions at the end 2023


This is why Smurfit Kappa strives to constantly evolve and improve its People Strategy and why our HR pillars: People Development & Talent Management, Employee Experience for Performance, Inclusion, Diversity & Equality, Reward & Recognition have been developed. These are underpinned by the five fundamentals of our HR strategy - Safety and Wellbeing, Legal Framework, Employee Relations, HR Information Systems, Internal Communications.

In the communities where we are located, the Smurfit Kappa Foundation financially supports sustainable projects that positively impact the lives of underprivileged people through health and nutrition, education, basic care and by reducing inequalities that exist. 

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