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Smurfit Kappa sets out 2020 sustainability plan

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Smurfit Kappa sets out 2020 sustainability plan

Smurfit Kappa sets out 2020 sustainability plan
May 26
11:42 2013
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Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has published its vision statement on sustainability.

SKG has set out targets to strengthen its sustainable business practices under seven key building blocks including: Chain of Custody, CO₂ emissions, Waste, Water, Health & Safety, Sustainable Sourcing, and Community Involvement. Detailed objectives have been set for each focus area to be delivered between 2013 and 2020.

The statement details the Group’s commitment to sustainable business practices and belief that profitable growth can be achieved by providing its customers with innovative packaging products while continuing to minimise product waste; optimising resource use and re-use through recycling; and, stimulating afforestation through sustainable forestry practices.

Gary McGann, group chief executive, said: “For over 75 years, Smurfit Kappa has been producing innovative packaging solutions from renewable and recyclable materials. We believe that our long-standing commitment to sustainability has been central to building our position as a world leader in paper-based packaging.

“Our vision statement on sustainability, published today, is a further step on a journey where we constantly strive to improve how we serve the interests of our customers; employees; the local communities in which we operate; and, our shareholders.

“We believe that delivering on our key business objectives can only be achieved through business practices that are based on the principles of long term sustainable development.”

“Our focus is to continue to grow our business but we will pursue growth opportunities that are commercially and economically attractive, socially progressive and environmentally sustainable.”

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