Smurfit Kappa, leader in the paper and corrugated cardboard packaging sector, is sponsoring for another year the Spanish League of University Debate (LEDU), which is celebrating its ninth edition this year. A meeting aligned with its commitments in terms of People and Sustainable Development, which surprises each year with its young talents and its level of training.
In February, the Talent Phase begins online, with a total of 60 teams from 26 universities, which will debate the question “Does Europe have the conditions to lead the digital field compared to other powers?” The best four will qualify directly for the finals. In parallel, qualifying tournaments are organized, from which eight qualifiers will be added to the final phase.
In October, 16 teams will compete in the final: the four from the Talent Phase, the eight from the associated tournaments, the champion of the previous edition and three invited by the Organization because of their careers. Everyone should answer the question: “Is Spain preparing for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable digitization?” The winner of this edition will receive a prize of 6,000 euros and the finalist of 3,000 euros. Both will also receive exclusive durable trophies designed by Smurfit Kappa. For his part, the “Best Orator” will also receive his commemorative trophy.
Smurfit Kappa will also be in charge of the design and realization of the lecterns for the face-to-face phases, as well as the creation of the material for the assembly of the rooms where the final debates take place and of the gift packaging for the participants in the final.
Ignacio Sevillano, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Espaa | Portugal | Morocco, assures us that “it is for us an honor to be able to collaborate with this new edition of LEDU, of which we feel totally identified: sensible dialogue, moderate debate, respect and critical appreciation of the opposing arguments. Without forgetting, of course, sustainability, intrinsic to all the debates it promotes. For us, it is very important to support this type of initiative, which makes it possible to understand the concerns of the future leaders of the country and to identify talents in a field as enriching as that of the university ”.
Smurfit Kappa works day in and day out to exceed the ambitious goals it sets for itself, focused on reducing its environmental impact, providing greater support for the communities in which it operates and further improving the lives of its employees. Goals included in its new Better Planet 2050 initiative, which measures its continued commitment to sustainability, focusing on the areas where it believes it can have the greatest impact: providing sustainable packaging to its customers, reducing its environmental impact on water consumption, waste and carbon emissions and supporting their communities, promoting inclusion and diversity, as well as health and safety.