Smurfit Kappa has become the first company in the FTSE 100 to receive a five-star rating for its support and contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. This has been determined by the Support the Goals initiative, which qualifies and recognizes companies that support the SDGs to achieve a more sustainable future.
This five-star rating is only awarded to companies that actively involve their suppliers in their efforts to call for action on issues such as eradicating poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. For most of them, a significant part of their environmental and social impact comes from the supply chain, so it is vitally important that they help their suppliers understand and support the SDGs.
Colin Curtis, founder and director of Support the Goals, said, “If we want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030, we need all companies to support them. It is great to see how Smurfit Kappa is helping its suppliers meet their goals and encouraging them to act. We are delighted to recognise their efforts with a five-star rating on the SDGs.”
“We are delighted that our leadership position is being recognised as the first FTSE 100 company to receive a five-star rating. Our ambition is to be the most sustainable company in the field of paper packaging and we continue to play our role to support and contribute to the United Nations SDGs for 2030,” said Tony Smurfit, Smurfit Kappa Group CEO