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Smurfit Kappa awarded fifth gold CSR rating

Smurfit Kappa has been awarded the gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating by EcoVadis, an evaluator of global supply chains, for the fifth successive year.

The packaging provider scored highly in a range of criteria across environment, labour practices and human rights, sustainable procurement and fair business practices.

Earlier this year, Smurfit Kappa announced that it had met, and in some cases exceeded, its previous sustainability goals in the areas of people, climate change and water. This led to Smurfit Kappa recently launching a new set of sustainability goals.

Smurfit Kappa CEO of Europe Saverio Mayer said: “At Smurfit Kappa, we have a long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility so we are delighted to have been recognised with the EcoVadis gold rating for the fifth year in a row. Our customers can rest assured that with Smurfit Kappa, they benefit from a completely transparent and sustainable supply chain and a responsible business partner.”

EcoVadis provides supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains in companies such as Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé and ING Bank.

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