Smurfit Kappa GrpPLC UK Regulatory Announcement: Statement re Gold CSR Rating

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Smurfit Kappa receives top listing for global CSR activity for fifth consecutive year

Smurfit Kappa has been awarded the gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating by EcoVadis, a leading evaluator of global supply chains, for the fifth successive year.

The packaging leader scored highly in a range of criteria across environment, labour practices and human rights, sustainable procurement and fair business practices.

EcoVadis provides supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains in companies such as Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé and ING Bank.

This achievement follows on from Smurfit Kappa announcing earlier this year that it had met, and in some cases exceeded, its previous sustainability goals in the areas of people, climate change and water with the last two goals achieved three years ahead of their 2020 deadline. This led to Smurfit Kappa recently launching a new set of sustainability goals.

Smurfit Kappa CEO of Europe Saverio Mayer said: “At Smurfit Kappa, we have a long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility so we are delighted to have been recognised with the EcoVadis gold rating for the fifth year in a row.

“Our customers can rest assured that with Smurfit Kappa, they benefit from a completely transparent and sustainable supply chain and a responsible business partner.”

The EcoVadis methodology is built on international CSR standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000, covering 190 purchasing categories, 150 countries and 21 CSR indicators.

ENDS

Contact for media:
Sinead Gill
Smurfit Kappa
T: +353 1 2027157
E: sinead.gill@smurfitkappa.com

About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 45,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 33 countries and with revenue of €8.6 billion in 2017. We are located in 22 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.

With our proactive team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.

Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.

Follow us on Twitter at @smurfitkappa and on LinkedIn at ‘Smurfit Kappa’.

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