Smurfit Kappa has been awarded the gold Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating by EcoVadis. According to the announcement, the company ranked among the top 1% of the 30,000 companies that were assessed on a range of criteria across environment, labour practices and human rights, sustainable procurement and fair business practices.
EcoVadis provides supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains in companies such as BASF, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Renault and Veolia.
Saverio Mayer, Smurfit Kappa CEO of Europe, commented:
“At Smurfit Kappa, we firmly believe that we must support our customers in achieving their sustainability goals and protecting their reputation. The independent external recognition of the EcoVadis gold rating demonstrates this commitment.
Supplier choice is often governed by who the most responsible business partner is. Our customers can rest assured that with Smurfit Kappa, they benefit from a completely transparent and sustainable supply chain.”
In July 2017 Smurfit Kappa received two awards at the recent RosUpack exhibition in Russia
Earlier Smurfit Kappa acquired a corrugated packaging company in Russia.
About Smurfit Kappa:
The company is a leading provider of paper-based packaging. It has around 41,000 employees in approximately 350 production sites across 32 countries in Europe and the Americas.