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Open Community 2023

Our open community 2023

Watch how we're building a sustainable future in our communities

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We strongly believe in being a part of the communities in which we are privileged to operate.

Smurfit Kappa has a deep commitment to supporting the communities in which we live and work and championing the vulnerable. Our work in this area is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2023, our employees have generously given their time, energy, and expertise, to empower communities by tackling inequalities, encouraging wellbeing through exercise and play, inspiring future generations via education and opportunity, and by leading by example in protecting our planet for a more sustainable future.

Several of this year’s initiatives were partly funded by the Smurfit Kappa Foundation which funds so many life-changing projects particularly in the areas of poverty, children in need, health and nutrition, education and basic care.

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Our Open Community Booklet 2023

In our heart-warming 'Our Open Community' booklet, we're proud to share with you just a snapshot of some of the inspiring activities that have taken place in 2023.

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Community Project Pillars

Our Open Community initiatives cover all aspects of our involvement with our communities around the world. We have captured our community initiatives under four pillars.

Empowering Communities

Empowering Communities 

75 Projects

Investing in our communities through volunteering our time, energy and resources.

Encouraging wellbeing

Delivering Present 

72 Projects

Taking an active part to support our local communities.

Inspiring our future

Children in School 

33 Projects

Creating opportunities for all through education.

Protecting our planet

Smurfit Kappa Planting 

12 Projects

Protecting what matters most, our environment and planet.

Community Project Highlights

Once again, a remarkable number of stories were submitted to feature in the Our Open Community booklet from our colleagues across the globe. Here are the highlights

Open Community Painting
Financially vulnerable people supported
Medical Treatment Fact
People supported who have a physical and/or learning disability
Employment Prospect Facts
Individuals who benefitted this year
Financially Vulnerable Fact
People helped with medical treatment
People with Disabilities Fact
Individuals helped to improve employment prospects