Statement re Colombia Recognition


2nd May 2018

Smurfit Kappa’s contribution to society recognised with prestigious listing

Smurfit Kappa has been named among the most important companies in Colombia for its contribution to society and development of the country.

In-depth analysis was carried out by a panel of experts put together by Semana, a leading current affairs magazine.

The panel examined how a wide range of companies manage their environmental and community relationships, the level of innovation in their processes, their talent, and their relationships with the public sector (in terms of ethics and transparency).

This resulted in Smurfit Kappa, and 24 other private sector companies, being named as the key players in the development of the country. The group also includes companies from sectors including construction, commerce, agriculture, services, industry and food with nine Smurfit Kappa customers among them.

Alvaro Henao, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Colombia, said: “We believe that this recognition is an excellent opportunity to show the good practices and the commitment to sustainability that many companies in Colombia have.

“At Smurfit Kappa, we strive to play an active part in the development of the communities where we operate and in our 74 years here, it has always been one of the pillars of our corporate culture.”

The Semana listing follows on from Smurfit Kappa winning a Portafolio award for corporate social responsibility in December.


Contact for media:

Sinead Gill
Smurfit Kappa
T: +353 1 2027157

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 46,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 35 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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