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Profile of registrant

Smurfit Kappa Group

Identification number in the register: 03607212990-30
Registration date: 12/01/10 11:32:54

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/12/14 12:18:59
The date of the last annual update was 22/12/14 12:18:59

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Smurfit Kappa Group
Acronym: SKG
Legal status: Plc
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Gary McGann
Position: Chief Executive Officer

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Steven Stoffer
Position: Group Vice President

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 0 Beech Hill Clonskeagh
Dublin 4
Telephone number: (+353) 12027000
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Smurfit Kappa strives to be a
customer-oriented, market-led company where
the satisfaction of customers, the personal
development of employees and respect for the
environment are seen as being inseparable from
the aim of optimising value for the shareholders.

Smurfit Kappa is a world leader in paper-based packaging.
The Group operates in 22 countries in Europe and
is the European leader in containerboard, solidboard,
corrugated and solidboard packaging and has a key
position in several other paper packaging market
segments. The Group also operates in 10 countries in
the Americas. Smurfit Kappa is active in the USA and 9 countries of Latin America.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

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

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Regional Policy


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Smurfit Kappa is a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).ERT is an informal forum bringing together around 45 chief executives and chairmen 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, Gary McGann, is elected Chairman of CEPI for the two year period 2014-2015

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.