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Smurfit Kappa reports further progress in delivering value through sustainable business practices across all of its operations with its 9th annual Sustainable Development Report.

The report, “Sustainability in Every Fibre” highlights Smurfit Kappa’s focus on environmental and social responsibility, including the adoption of circular business models, with a commitment to using only 100% sustainably sourced fibres in its products and processes. Full transparency is assured through adherence to the GRI G4 Comprehensive Sustainability Guidelines.

Progress made in 2015 against the five strategic sustainability priorities include:


  • 99.9% of paper produced and sourced for our packaging solutions is now FSC®, PEFC™ or SFI™ Chain of Custody certified 

Climate Change  

  • 22.6% reduction in carbon emissions per tonne of paper produced since 2005 


  • 29% reduction in organic content of water (‘COD’) returned to the environment from paper and board mills since 2005 


  • A 13.8% reduction in waste sent to landfill from paper and board mills since 2013  


  • Dynamic follow-up of our MyVoice employee engagement survey with 1,000+practical actions

  • Over €4 million of social investments to local community projects in 2015