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Smurfit Kappa Delivers On Sustainability Goals

Published on May 31 2016 2:44 PM in Packaging And Design tagged: Trending Posts / Sustainability / Smurfit Kappa / Recycling

Smurfit Kappa Delivers On Sustainability Goals

Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa has released a report that highlights the progress the group has made on its environmental and social responsibility promises.

The Sustainability in Every Fibre report shows that the group has come closer to creating a circular business model and is focussing on using 100 per cent sustainably sourced fibres.

Among the notable achievements are:

-Smurfit Kappa has reduced the amount of carbon emissions by 22.6 per cent since 2005.
- 99.9 per cent of the paper it sources is Chain of Custody certified under FSC, PEFCTM or SFI.
- 29 per cent reduction in organic content of water returned to the environment from paper and board mills since 2005.
- A 13.8 per cent reduction in waste sent to landfill from paper and board mills since 2013

“We view sustainability as an important element of a responsible business culture, and we continue to prove how our way of working contributes to a better, more sustainable world and a brighter future," said chief executive Tony Smurfit.

“This approach has delivered consistent business growth and long-term partnerships with some of the world’s most respected brands as well as with local customers across the 34 countries from which we operate."

The company also announced it is aiming to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill from its paper and board mills by 30 per cent by 2020.

© 2016 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by John Golden. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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