DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services worldwide. Over the past 80 years our organisation has grown dramatically, as have our services and areas of expertise.

DS Smith Plc was founded in the 1940’s as a box-making business in East London. Since then, we have expanded to provide full solutions including recycling and paper making. We have acquired many businesses in North America and Europe, and have achieved rapid growth.The bigger we become the more our customers expect of us and the more we expect of ourselves. 

Today, we operate in more than 30 different countries, proudly employing over 30,000 people. It’s thanks to the skills and knowledge of our employees that we are able to provide our customers with strategic support across their entire packaging supply cycle.  

About us
We operate in more than 30 different countries, proudly employing around 30,000 people


One of our greatest opportunities is to engage our customers on the circular economy, helping some of the world’s leading brands to reach their sustainability goals. 

We are recognised around the world for our innovation and for the quality of our packaging. Our products can improve transport and storage efficiency, boost retail presentation and increase product sales for our customers. We are designing out waste and pollution through circular design and helping our customers to remove one billion pieces of problem plastic. We also play an active role in our local communities and are equipping our people to lead the transition to a circular economy. 

It takes two weeks for paper fibre to move around our operations. What does this journey look like? Our Box to Box in 14 Days video follows the fibre on its journey around the DS Smith Supply Cycle.