This week, a group of around 50 international students representing more than 40 nationalities, were given a tour the Smurfit Kappa factory in the nearby town of Deventer. This global company welcomed Wittenborg’s students with a tour and some lectures about the company and its sustainability policies.
Smurfit Kappa Zedek in Deventer employs around 250 staff and produces high quality, full colour printed cardboard displays and packaging.
The factory is part of one of the world’s most prestigious producers of paper-based packaging, and employs around 41,000 people worldwide at over 350 factories in 32 different countries. Its yearly turnover was almost 8 billion euro in 2013.
During the visit, students were also given a lecture on the company’s history, activities and future prognosis, as well as an additional lecture on the issues of sustainability that concern the organization and sustainable practices carried out by Smurfit Kappa.