Smurfit Kappa

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Smurfit Kappa doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 20

Smurfit Kappa has a DitchCarbon Score of 20 out of 100, indicating a low level of sustainability in its operations. This score suggests that the company has a high carbon intensity relative to its industry peers. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainable practices are necessary for Smurfit Kappa to increase its score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Smurfit Kappa is a company in the paper products industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Smurfit Kappa operates in Ireland, which has a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint through location-based advantages.

...this company is doing 20.73% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 2005, Smurfit Kappa is a prominent player in the paper products industry, headquartered in Dublin. The company operates around 370 production sites in 34 countries, offering innovative and sustainable paper-based packaging solutions. With a focus on renewable materials and integrated services, Smurfit Kappa serves customers globally, enhancing their environmental footprint and market success.

Good news, Smurfit Kappa has embraced SBTi commitments

Smurfit Kappa has pledged to align its operations and strategies with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment involves setting science-based emissions reduction targets that are consistent with keeping global warming below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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Our methodology

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