Smurfit Kappa achieves four of its Better Planet sustainability targets

Smurfit Kappa announced today that it has achieved four of its mid-term, Better Planet 2050 sustainability targets. The Better Planet 2050 targets quantify the company’s commitment to delivering a sustainable future through: low-carbon, circular packaging solutions; increasing support for the communities in which it operates; and further enhancing the lives of its employees.

According to its 17th Sustainable Development Report published today, Smurfit Kappa has achieved its targets on:
*Waste: achieving a 35.8% reduction in waste sent to landfill, ahead of its 2025 target of 30% (24% in 2022)
*Forestry: achieving 95.5% of packaging sold with Chain of Custody certification, ahead of its 2025 target of 95% (94.3% in 2022)
*Communities: €25.6 million donated to support social, environmental and community initiatives, ahead of its 2025 target of €24 million (€18.4 million in 2022)
*Diversity: 25.1% of management positions were held by women at the end of 2023, ahead of its 2024 target of 25% (23.5% in 2022).

The comprehensive report, which covers January to December 2023, highlights the company’s progress through continued capital investment, ongoing operational improvements and collaboration with customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders.
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