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DS Smith Plc (SMDS.L)

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DS Smith Plc

Regent’s Place
7th Floor 350 Euston Road
London NW1 3AX
United Kingdom
44 20 7756 1800

Sector(s)Consumer Cyclical
IndustryPackaging & Containers
Full-time employees30,000

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Miles W. RobertsGroup Chief Exec. & Exec. Director1.03MN/A1964
Mr. Adrian R. T. MarshGroup Fin. Director & Exec. Director606kN/A1967
Mr. Iain SimmGroup Gen. Counsel & Company Sec.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. Hugo FisherGroup Investor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Marc ChironSales, Marketing & Innovation DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Alan TaylorInterim Group HR DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Rachel StevensInvestor Relations DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Mark SmithHead of PlasticsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Colin McIntyreHead of Paper & RecyclingN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Stefano RossiHead of Corrugated PackagingN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2020, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in GBp.


DS Smith Plc designs and manufactures corrugated packaging and plastic packaging for consumer goods. The company offers transit and transport, consumer, retail and shelf ready, online and e-retail, industrial, hazardous, multi-material, inserts and cushioning, and electrostatic discharge packaging products, as well as wrap arounds, trays, and bag-in-boxes; displays and promotional packaging products; corrugated pallets; Sheetfeeding products; packaging machine systems; and Sizzlepak, a stuffing material made of paper, folded in a zigzag shape, and cut into narrow strips, as well as provides packaging consultancy services. It also provides various recycling and waste management services, including total waste management, paper and cardboard recycling, confidential shredding, plastics recycling, and zero waste solutions, as well as equipment for the retail, manufacturing, print and publishing, paper mills, automotive, and public sectors. In addition, the company offers recycled corrugated case materials and specialty papers, as well as related technical and supply chain services; and manufactures and sells flexible packaging and dispensing solutions, rigid packaging solutions, and foam and injection molded products for use in the beverage, automotive, pharmaceutical, fresh produce, construction, and retail industries. It provides its packaging solutions for the food and drink, consumer goods, industrial, e-commerce and e-retail, and converter industries. The company has operations in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, Northern Europe, Central Europe, Italy, North America, Germany, and Switzerland. The company was formerly known as David S. Smith (Holdings) PLC and changed its name to DS Smith Plc in 2001. DS Smith Plc was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Corporate governance

DS Smith Plc’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 June 2021 is 2. The pillar scores are Audit: 3; Board: 4; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.