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Community involvement

Community involvement is a key corporate responsibility already practised in many locations where we have operations.


Our objective is to contribute positively to the economic and social development of the communities in which we are privileged to operate by providing jobs and responding to the communities’ social needs. We strive to be an integral part of the communities where we are located by supporting activities and community support programmes focusing on, for example, health and education.

Targets / Actions

Quality of life

  • Smurfit Kappa foundation to reach 100,000 people in local communities by 2020 by spending at least €1 million per annum on the education of children and €1 million per annum on (scientific) research on e.g. biodiversity

Local employment & education

  • Local management teams (mill/plant level) to comprise at least 90% local residents in every country where we operate