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Smurfit Kappa

Company Profile
smurfit kappa
Enterprise Value: US$131.9 bn
Region: Europe
Environmental Services

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc collects, manufactures and sells recycled cardboard. The company is headquartered in Ireland and operates throughout Europe and the Americas. Smurfit Kappa is the largest producer of recycled cardboard products in Europe with clients in food, beverages, household consumables and industrial markets.

Impact Score: 37%

Recycled cardboard is a preferable packaging material in many applications with lower environmental impacts compared to other materials. The company is vertically integrated but recycled cardboard is widely available from different providers.

Fundamental Quality: 68%

Since Smurfit Kappa listed in 2007 the company has established itself as a quality operator in the industry. With a focus on design innovation the company benefits from increased use of recycled cardboard in packaging applications. The company has an excellent approach to the significant ESG issues facing the industry.

Link to UN SDGs SDG 12
As one of the world’s largest recyclers of cardboard packaging, Smurfit Kappa directly supports the circular economy goals in SDG 12.
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Impact calculator metric
(per £1m invested)
Environmental Services:
7.1 tCO2e emissions avoided
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Recent stewardship topics
  • Biodiversity impacts
  • Executive remuneration
  • Human rights
  • Product impact
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