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10 Jan 2012

Smurfit Kappa awarded a Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Supplier Award

10 January 2012

Smurfit Kappa has been awarded Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Supplier Award for ‘Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Supplier’ ​

In 2011, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) held its second annual Supplier Sustainability Summit and Awards Ceremony, attended by its key suppliers. At the Ceremony, Awards were presented to those suppliers who contributed most to the success of the business.

CCE recognized Smurfit Kappa for top performance in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability with 2010 Award for best Corporate Supplier.

Our Company is working closely with CCE to help reduce the impact of its packaging through its unique Performance Packaging know-how. We also worked closely together with CCE on key sustainability indicators to help reduce energy, water and carbon usage and improve transport efficiency.

The certification of Smurfit Kappa production locations in the UK by the Carbon Trust was in line with CCE expectations.

“We are delighted to award the packaging manufacturer, Smurfit Kappa, as our CRS Supplier. Smurfit Kappa has been working closely with CCE to develop joint initiatives and innovative processes to reduce the weight of our packaging. In addition, they guarantee their customers responsibly sourced packaging certified by FSC and PEFC, and are working with The Carbon Trust to measure their own carbon footprint and develop a carbon reduction plan,” said David Cowell, VP Procurement, CCE.