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Smurfit Kappa reports further progress in delivering value through sustainable business practices across all of its operations with its 10th annual Sustainable Development Report.

The 10th SDR report, 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.

  • Key findings from the 2016 report include:


    • Over 90% of packaging supplied to customers is Chain of Custody certified

    Climate Change

    • 22.9% reduction of fossil CO₂ emissions per tonne of paper produced (against 2005 baseline)


    • Completed mill-specific water risk assessments in eleven paper mills
    • 31.9% reduction in relative amounts of COD in discharge water (compared to 2005)


    • 13.3%  reduction in waste sent to landfill


    • Health and Safety: Reduced the Lost Time Accident (LTA) frequency rate by 10% in 2016
    • Implemented over 1,000 follow-up actions as a result of the MyVoice employee survey