Our goal is to end the cycle of poverty and dependence that exists in some of the communities and countries in which we operate, using the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals as a guide.
The projects we support tackle global issues with local relevance, and operate under the ethos: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Thus, we support sustainable projects which involve input from the local community and are capable of becoming self-sufficient in the long-term.
United Nations Millennium Development Goals:
In 2000, the UN set a list of goals to be achieved by 2015. While we recognise that we can only play a small part, our focus is on the following:
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Achieve full employment and decent work for all – including women and young people
Halve the number of people suffering from hunger
Achieve universal primary education
Promote gender equality and empower women
Reduce child mortality
Improve maternal health
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
The Smurfit Kappa Foundation aims to contribute to achieving the above goals in the communities in which Smurfit Kappa is privileged to operate.