The Euronext Vigeo Eiris index is composed of the 120 highest-ranking listed companies for corporate social responsibility performance. Only companies that can produce hard evidence of their sustainability programs and score highly against industry benchmarks make the final list.
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.
“With a growing number of investors and funds incorporating ESG criteria into their investment decisions, it’s vital for us to provide this assurance,” Steven Stoffer, group VP development at Smurfit Kappa, said. “Many of our customers also expect their business partners to have a genuine commitment to corporate social responsibility and this is something that Smurfit Kappa has won several supplier awards for.”