Ireland – Community involvement
Smurfit Kappa Ireland has contributed to the daily lives of Rehab personnel and also to the ongoing viability of the Kilkenny branch in rural Ireland.
With Rehab Kilkenny is operating in the packaging and recycling sector, there was a natural fit between both organisations.
The Rehab Group is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides training, employment, health & social care for some 43,000 people each year in Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, the Netherlands and Poland.
The people who currently use Rehab’s services include young people and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, mental health difficulties or acquired brain injuries.
Throughout 2011, Smurfit Kappa Dublin provided Rehab Enterprises with financial assistance to improve its plant, personal protective equipment and work uniforms, and with advice and assistance in maintenance, design and Health and Safety. Smurfit Kappa Dublin employees value the opportunity to be directly involved in helping to ensure that the services provided by Rehab Kilkenny continue into the future. For that reason Smurfit Kappa Ireland will continue to develop this long term relationship with the Rehab Group.