O Communities

Our Vision

Working with our communities for a better future.

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.

Our Core Values

Integrity, loyalty, Respect, Diversity, Accountability and Community are the values on which Smurfit Kappa Foundation is built. How we act reflects who we are, and the success of the Foundation depends on whether those actions are not only lawful, but ethical.

  • Integrity - We are true to our mission striving to be honest, fair, transparent and accountable in all our work.
  • Loyalty - Our relationships are the building blocks of Smurfit Kappa Foundation. We nurture, listen and learn from each other, charities/non-profits and SKG employees that we work with. 
  • Respect - Respect for the rights, differences and dignity of others at all times.
  • Inclusion, Diversity & Equity - We encourage all forms of inclusion, diversity & equity in our daily activities and embrace projects that make an effort to ensure inclusion, diversity & equity is celebrated in the local communities.
  • Accountability and Impact - We are committed to best practices and aspire to see all projects through to the end while maintaining good governance.
  • We believe in Community - we are committed to supporting the communities where SKG operate. We strive to make a difference to the lives of others. 

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


End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Good Health and Wellbeing


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

Gender Equality


Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Zero Hunger


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

Quality Education


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

Reduced Inequalities

UN SDG 10:

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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