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Why invest in SKG


Reasons why you should invest in us

1. Leading operator in a growth industry

  • Monthly corrugated shipments have consistently risen since 1990
  • Expected growth driven by: e-commerce, discount retailers and corrugated as a sustainable, renewable, bio-degradable solution

2. An integrated approach delivering superior quality earnings through the cycle

  • Producing both the box and containerboard
  • Maintaining control over sustainable sourcing
  • Security of supply in all market conditions

3. Industry leading innovation

  • Increasingly embedded in solving our customers' challenges
  • Smart applications and machine systems expertise – ShelfSmart, SupplySmart, eSmart and Machine Systems 
  • Regular award winner across our operations for innovative, sustainable solutions

4. Leader in Sustainability

  • 16 years of reporting, with independent assurance for over 10 years, now in line with the relevant SASB criteria and backed up by leading third party ratings (ISS, Sustainalytics, MCSI, CDP, FTSE4GOOD)
  • Announced our support to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure project
  • Targeting to be at least Net Zero on CO2 by 2050, with accelerated targets on medium-term CO2 reduction. Targets approved by SBTi
  • Ambitious targets across our key areas of people, planet and impactful business
  • Support the Goals award for the first FTSE 100 company with five stars for making the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals a reality

5. Resourcing profitable Growth 

  • Strategic investments 2021-2023 to deliver across 1.Growth 2. Sustainability and 3. Cost optimisation
  • Agility to flex internal investment against M&A
  • Returns based capital allocation in line with our through the cycle 17% ROCE target

6. Strong Balance Sheet

  • Investment grade 
  • Enhanced financial strength supported by strong free cash flow
  • Disciplined, returns focused use of capital

7. International Customer Base

  • Diversified customer base – over 64,000 customers worldwide
  • Top 5 customers less than 10% 
  • Located in 36 countries, 22 in Europe, 13 in the Americas, and 1 in Africa

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