Path to Net-Zero for Industrial Companies: Smurfit Kappa’s Journey / Experience

Thursday 25th November 2021

Theatre :  Food & Drink  Keynotes  Retrofitting  Sustainability and Net Zero 


The corrugated packaging giant has targeted “at least net zero” emissions by 2050, and increased their 2030 target to a 55% intensity reduction in CO2 emissions.

Smurfit Kappa increased intermediate 2030 CO2 reduction target by 15% points to reach 55%, in comparison to the 2005 baseline, having already reduced its relative CO2 emissions by almost a third between 2005 and 2019. At the start of the year, Smurfit Kappa introduced ambitious new targets in new areas, as well as updating its existing set of sustainability targets, with the announcement of its Better Planet 2050 commitment.

Garrett’s presentation will focus on:

  • Progress made so far and key successful projects
  • How to achieve medium-term strategic plan to hit 55% reduction by 2030
  • Ambition to reach “at least” net zero by 2050
    • Road map to achieve it
    • Need for new technologies, and what are we doing now?
Garrett QuinnGarrett Quinn Chief Sustainability Officer
Smurfit Kappa Group

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