Smurfit Kappa Recognised For Community Development In Colombia
Smurfit Kappa has been awarded the RedEAmérica CSR award for its community development programme in Colombia
The Smurfit Kappa Colombia Foundation launched the Integral Territorial Development’ programme over ten years ago with the aim of developing a number of rural areas in need of support.
The foundation focused its efforts on the Southwestern region of Colombia in a grassroots approach to making a beneficial impact on the community.
“The Smurfit Kappa Foundation in Colombia has consistently contributed to the sustainable development of communities in Latin America,” Margareth Florez, Director of RedEAmérica, said.
“RedEAmérica sincerely thanks Smurfit Kappa for sharing knowledge and inspiring other organisations in their efforts to truly transform,” she continued.
Beatriz Mejia, Director of the Smurfit Kappa Colombia Foundation, added, “We were delighted to receive this special award”.
“It’s great to be recognised for our contribution to the construction of peace in Colombia and the transformation of rural development,” she said.
RedEAmérica is a network of 80 companies and foundations that share knowledge and good social investment practice across Latin America and the Caribbean.
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