Smurfit Kappa named Continuous Improvement Supplier of the Year 2015

Smurfit Kappa states, that the company has been commended for its innovation, expertise and commitment to the highest standards of sustainability by its long term partner, Philips, achieving the Philips Lighting – Quality and Sustainability Excellence Award.
Thorben Wengert,
Smurfit Kappa has continuously supported Philips since 1954 through changing market and supply chain requirements, supplying to 23 Philips sites worldwide. Presenting the award, Philips described this long-term partnership as being so established due to the company’s position as “the only strategic supplier in packaging with global coverage” and its “continuous support on packaging development, value engineering, innovation and sustainability.”

This award recognises Smurfit Kappa’s continuous efforts and achievements in sustainability, namely that it guarantees that 100% of all paper material supplied to Philips is labelled as Chain of Custody certified, with traceable and sustainable sources certified under FSC®, PEFC and SFI; and its commitments to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% and organic content of water by 33% by 2020.

This award also acknowledges Smurfit Kappa’s continuing efforts to move towards a circular economy, with a target to become 100% circular and a number of its plants already qualifying as such, states the company. This is according to Smurfit Kappa in addition to a minimum 98.2% target for all material to be recycled for packaging or other applications.

The award praises the extraordinary work of the Smurfit Kappa Foundation whose aim is to contribute to end the cycle of poverty and dependence that exist in some of the communities and countries in which the company operates, by investing in social projects.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.