Our mission

Our Vision

Positively impacting the lives of underprivileged people

Our vision is to positively impact the lives of underprivileged people in the communities where Smurfit Kappa Group operates, using the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 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 Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the UN set a list of goals to be achieved by 2030. While we recognise that we can only play a small part, we ensure all of the projects that the Smurfit Kappa Foundation undertake are aligned to at least one of the six SDG’s we have chosen to focus on, which are the following:

No Poverty

UN SDG 1:

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Good Health and Wellbeing

UN SDG 3:

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Gender Equality

UN SDG 5:

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Zero Hunger

UN SDG 2:

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture 

Quality Education

UN SDG 4:

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Reduced Inequalities

UN SDG 10:

Reduce inequality within and among countries