Smurfit Kappa won the ‘Cool Vendor’ and ‘Sustainability’ awards at the 2019 Deliver event in Lisbon. Deliver is the biggest eCommerce logistics event in Europe.

While the ‘Cool Vendor’ award was given to the company for being the most respected brand and inspiring services, the  Sustainability award recognized the surge of interest in Smurfit Kappa’s industry-leading Better Planet Packaging initiative, which champions renewable, recyclable and biodegradable packaging solutions for eCommerce.

Saverio Mayer, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Europe, said: “We are honoured to have received this recognition at the Deliver event. Sustainability is one of the cornerstones of our entire business and it is great to see our Better Planet Packaging initiative getting such a positive response from retailers.”

Simultaneously at the 2019 WorldStar Awards, Smurfit Kappa won three awards for innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. The annual WorldStar awards are held by the World Packaging Organisation.

The first product was for a life-saving dialysis kit. ‘Not a Drop Wasted’ is a secure but easily opened pack with rounded corners to protect the five-litre bags of dialysis solution inside. The second winning product was the stand-out ‘Cardboard Castle’ toy box for use in the eCommerce sector. Smurfit Kappa picked up the third award for its ‘Packed like Sardines’ automotive pack that hides an easy-assembling insert inside and eliminates the need for plastic.

Also present at the event were Zdeněk Suchitra, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Czech Republic and Slovakia and Jan Kaprhál, Smurfit Kappa innovation and marketing manager.