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Company Smurfit Kappa Group PLC
Headline Statement re FTSE4Good Index
Released 07:00 29-Aug-2018
Number 0828005641

Statement re FTSE4Good Index


Smurfit Kappa recognised with FTSE4Good Index listing for fifth consecutive year

Smurfit Kappa?s commitment to sustainability has been recognised once again by the FTSE4Good Index. The packaging leader was listed on the sustainability index for the fifth year in a row after distinguishing itself for its strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.

Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

To qualify once again, Smurfit Kappa was assessed on a rigorous set of FTSE4Good criteria which are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Smurfit Kappa?s annual Sustainable Development Report provides a robust and transparent update on its ESG performance in five strategic areas of focus: Climate Change, Forest, Water, Waste and People.

In the 2017 report, which was launched earlier this year, the company announced several key sustainability achievements including meeting three targets relating to water, climate change and health and safety ahead of time. The report also revealed that Smurfit Kappa has invested approximately ?5 million in social and scientific projects to benefit the communities in which it operates.

Steven Stoffer, Group VP Development at Smurfit Kappa, said: ?We are delighted to have been listed on the FTSE4Good Index once again. At Smurfit Kappa, we believe in taking a sustainable approach to every aspect of our business.

?More and more investors and funds are using this index to make better informed investment decisions. Many of our customers also expect their business partners to have a genuine commitment to corporate social responsibility and this is something that we have a strong track record in.?

Smurfit Kappa is also listed on the Euronext Vigeo, Ethibel and STOXX Global ESG Leaders investor rating systems.

Click here to read the 2017 Smurfit Kappa Sustainable Development Report.


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.

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