Smurfit Kappa Group

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.25 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Smurfit Kappa Group   (SKG)

    EU Transparency Register

    03607212990-30 First registered on 12 Jan 2010

    Goals / Remit

    Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with approx. 48,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 36 countries and with revenue of €10 billion in 2021. We are located in 23 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.
    We have a portfolio of paper-based packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.
    We have a tradition supporting social, environmental and community initiatives in the countries where we operate. Through these projects we support the UN SDG, focusing on where we believe we have the greatest impact.

    Main EU files targeted

    Smurfit Kappa closely follows developments regarding the policy framework for climate and energy, the circular economy and waste and waste recovery. We have a keen interest in ETS, fossil CO2 emission reduction targets, legislation regarding the use of renewable energy, the Green Deal legislation, Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, Single-use plastic legislation, Producer responsibility schemes, etc.
    We believe that European climate change policies should not be tightened in the absence of international agreements. We therefore recommend that the EU gives greater priority to improving the overall competitive situation of industry in Europe towards which lowering energy prices forms an important step. In general, we favour policies that promote the circular economy concept and stimulate the recovery of wastepaper. Wastepaper or recovered paper as it is called in our industry is the basis raw material for our base product which is paper produced on the basis of recovered papers (fibres).


    Head Office
    Beech Hill, Clonskeagh
    Dublin 4
    EU Office
    Smurfit Kappa Europe Evert van der Beekstraat 1 The Base, Tower B, 3rd floor
    Amsterdam 1118 CL


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Smurfit Kappa is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).ERT is an informal forum bringing together approximately 55 chief executives and chairpersons of major multinational companies of European parentage covering a wide range of industrial and technological sectors. Companies of ERT Members are widely situated across Europe, with sales to EU customers exceeding € 1,000 billion, thereby sustaining around 6.6 million jobs in the region

    Smufit Kappa is also through its operating companies a member of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). CEPI is a Brussels-based non-profit making organisation regrouping the European pulp and paper industry and championing this industry’s achievements and the benefits of its products. Its mission is to promote the member’s business sector by taking specific actions notably, by monitoring and analyzing activities and initiatives in the areas of industry, environment, energy, forestry, recycling, fiscal policies and competitiveness in general. Our Group CEO, Tony Smurfit, is a board member of CEPI

    Through its operating companies Smurfit Kappa is also a member of FEFCO (European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers) which represents the interests of the European Corrugated Board Manufacturers. Headquartered in Brussels, FEFCO has 17 Association members, all European national corrugated packaging organisations. The role of the Federation is to investigate economic, financial, technical and policy issues of interest to the corrugated packaging Industry, to analyse all factors which may influence the industry, and to promote and develop its reputation.

    Smurfit Kappa is also a member of 4evergreen which is a cross-industry alliance with the goal of optimizing fibre-based packaging circularity and climate performance. As the industry value chain, 4evergreen wants to contribute to a climate-neutral society by perfecting the circularity of its members products. Its aim is to raise the overall recycling rate of fibre-based packaging to 90% by 2030.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    We publish annually a Sustainable Development Report (SDR) in which we discuss our progress regarding certain sustainability goals. A copy can be found on our internet page

    Other activities

    Our main interests are to promote the business interest of Smurfit Kappa and the general interests of the paper, and paper-packaging sector by taking specific actions by monitoring and analyzing activities and initiatives in the areas of industry, environment, energy, forestry, recycling, packaging, competitiveness and fiscal policies.

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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