The report details Smurfit Kappa’s vision and its ongoing activities in the important area of sustainability. The report demonstrates the Group’s commitment to the supply of sustainable paper-based packaging solutions and outlines its approach to sustainability in the key areas of Environment, Society and Business.
Gary McGann, Group Chief Executive Officer commented: “We are pleased to announce the publication of our Sustainable Development Report for 2011. Once again, Smurfit Kappa has successfully shown that sustainability is entirely compatible with delivering profitable growth. At a time when economic conditions are challenging, we see sustainability as a key differentiating factor in the market. In particular, we continue to make progress on our Chain of Custody target for 2015, which will guarantee that all the paper and packaging we produce originates from reliable sources. Smurfit Kappa is committed to achieving all of its sustainability objectives in order to continue to build a sustainable and responsible business which serves our customers and builds value for all stakeholders.”
He added:“Our 38,000 employees have the experience and expertise necessary to meet and exceed our customers’ needs in a sustainable manner. Our employees are passionate about the very real contribution their efforts can make to customer success and to a sustainable product life cycle. We would like to express our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.”