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Smurfit Kappa unveils long term view on sustainability

Irish paper-based packaging products manufacturer Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has announced publication of its vision on sustainability which creates additional objectives for the business up to 2020.

The vision also extends and builds on the range of sustainability initiatives already introduced by the company.

SKG has set out targets to bolster its sustainable business practices under seven key building blocks, and also detailed objectives for each focus area to be delivered between 2013 and 2020.

The blocks include chain of custody, CO2 emissions, waste, water, health & safety, sustainable sourcing, and community involvement.

SKG chief executive officer Gary McGann said the group has been producing new packaging solutions from renewable and recyclable materials.

"Our vision statement on sustainability, published today, is a further step on a journey where we constantly strive to improve how we serve the interests of our customers; employees; the local communities in which we operate; and, our shareholders," McGann said.

The latest statement details SKG’s proposal to sustainable business practices and belief that profitable growth can be achieved by providing its customers with new packaging solutions. The group also continues to cut down product waste; optimize resource use and re-use through recycling.