Smurfit Kappa honoured for corporate social responsibility initiatives

SMURFIT Kappa’s corporate social responsibility activity has been recognised with a top award in South America.

The Portafolio Awards are held annually in Colombia to honour those who have excelled in areas including the environment, customer service, business and social initiatives.

Some of the world’s leading brands attended the event along with the Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos.

Smurfit Kappa picked up a Corporate Social Responsibility Award. Alvaro Henao, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Colombia said, “We are excited and proud to receive this award. It recognises Smurfit Kappa Group´s commitment to initiatives that help improve the environment and develop the communities in which we operate.

“At Smurfit Kappa, we believe in sustainability in every fibre and this includes running our plants and mills in a sustainable way and being socially responsible.”

The award follows on from Smurfit Kappa being ranked in the top 1% of Ecovadis’ worldwide sustainability ratings earlier this year.