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Our mission

​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.