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Smurfit Kappa becomes first vegan-certified packaging company

By Anthony Myers

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Smurfit Kappa's vegan-approved packaging. Pic: Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa's vegan-approved packaging. Pic: Smurfit Kappa

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UK arm of global packaging specialists joins over 60,000 other products registered with the Vegan Society scheme.

No other packaging companies are registered with the Vegan Trademark and it has been made possible for Smurfit Kappa thanks to the Markham Vale site in the United Kingdom.

Its vegan certified packaging products are produced using corrugated solutions, which are both vegan and environmentally friendly.

Mark Robinson, Senior Business Development Manager at Smurfit Kappa Markham Vale, said: “At Smurfit Kappa, we pride ourselves on providing innovative and sustainable packaging. We are thrilled to be the first packaging company to be recognised as Vegan Society Certified. This accreditation will give reassurances to customers with a preference for vegan products that all components of our finished products are cruelty-free and not from animal origi​n.”

Vegan Certified Packaging

Smurfit Kappa operates across 36 countries, with 48,000 employees. Its vegan-approved packaging options are suitable for products including fashion, cosmetics, confectionery, food and drinks.

Ericka Durgahee, Business Development Marketing Manager at The Vegan Society, said: “Announcing our partnership with Smurfit Kappa couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only are they the first packaging company to register products with us, but they are also the 60,000th product to hold the Vegan Trademark. We’ve come a long way since we registered our first product in 1990​.”

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