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Smurfit Kappa packaging gets Vegan Society trademark

Smurfit Kappa has become the first packaging company to be approved for a Vegan Society trademark.

The company's paper-based packaging products are produced using corrugated solutions which, as well as being vegan, are environmentally friendly. It operates in 36 countries with more than 350 packaging plants.

All Smurfit Kappa products with the Vegan Society trademark are produced using paper, glue, starch and inks sourced from eco-conscious suppliers and free from animal products. 

The Vegan Society registered its first certified product in 1990. Today, the verification symbol is used on more than 60,000 products worldwide, including food, drink, clothes and household items.

As well as being the first packaging supplier to be certified by the Vegan Society, Smurfit Kappa has announced an ongoing partnership with the organisation to help other trademark holders prooduce vegan-certified packaging for their plant-based product ranges.

Mark Robinson, senior business development manager at Smurfit Kappa's Markham Vale site, 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 origin."

Ericka Durgahee, the Vegan Society's business development marketing manager, added: "Announcing our partnership with Smurfit Kappa couldn’t have come at a better time. Not only is it the first packaging company to register products with us, but it is also the 60,000th product to hold the Vegan Trademark."

12 May 2022 - Bethany Whymark