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Environmental Stewardship

Last year, Sonoco recycled an equivalent of more than 60% (by weight) of the packaging materials we put into the marketplace - and our commitment to environmental stewardship continues to grow.

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Standing Strong for 70 Years

The industry standard, Sonotube concrete forms stand strong as the most economical way to create columns for buildings, entranceways, structural support, light posts and other commercial and residential structures.

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Optimizing direct-to-patient shipping

Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new Envoy® Direct Series reduces dimensional weight, lowering shipping costs in pharmacy environments. It’s the first optimized line for direct-to-patient distribution that balances total cost, operational needs and product protection.

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Award-winning merchandising solutions

Sonoco Display and Packaging recently won four awards at the Point of Purchase Advertising International(POPAI) 56th annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards competition. Learn more about our innovative point-of-purchase display solutions.

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Fit to print

EcoTect® premium uncoated recycled board is the first URB certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology to meet HP Indigo print platform specifications. This offers more intricate, higher defined and less expensive customized printing on a 100% recycled paperboard for folding cartons.

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View your business from a new angle

We work with our customers to craft a packaging-neutral 360° Customized Solution™ tailored to their specific needs and target markets, offering the industry’s broadest range of packaging formats and services, a unique i6 Innovation Process™ and deep technical expertise.

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Starbucks Roasting Plant and Distribution Center earns Gold Sustainability Star Award

Sonoco acknowledged Starbucks' Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center with a Gold Sustainability Star Award. The Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center was recognized for its outstanding efforts in recycling, achieving zero waste to landfill. The plant was further credited for the procedures in place to reduce manufacturing waste beyond this – particularly noting the Waste to Energy program that ensures any remaining waste streams that cannot be recycled are repurposed for energy recovery. As of Jan. 1, 2015, the Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center is landfill free. Learn more about the Star Awards program.

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Sonoco ThermoSafe offers new reusable insulated container

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched a new reusable bulk insulated container featuring a 1,200 mm x 800 mm footprint and 440 liters of storage capacity for storing and distributing dry ice and perishable goods globally.

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Garden Club of America Recognizes Sonoco

President and CEO Jack Sanders, on behalf of Sonoco, received a Civic Improvement Commendation from the Garden Club of America for "outstanding efforts which enhance, protect or restore the local environment and improve the community."

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Sonoco Increases Common Stock Dividend by 9.4 Percent

Sonoco's Board of Directors has declared a $.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 9.4 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.32 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 10, 2015, to shareholders of record as of May 16, 2014. This quarter marks 90 years of consecutive dividends for the Company.

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Sonoco Announces New Consumer Growth Projects

Sonoco will increase production capabilities and support R&D innovation through several significant growth projects for its Consumer Packaging businesses, including a new flexible packaging laminator and press in Texas and Ohio, and a new research and development facility at its Hartsville headquarters.

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Sonoco Issues 2014 Annual Report to Shareholders

Sonoco's 2014 annual report, entitled Grow & Optimize: Changing for the Better, is now available on www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The company's annual meeting will be held April 15, 2015. Download the PDF at the link below.

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Sonoco Named a Top Company for Leaders by Aon Hewitt

Sonoco announced it has been named to the 2014 list of North American Top Companies for Leaders® by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions company of Aon. Sonoco was No. 12 (out of 25) on the 2014 North America list and No. 21 (out of 25) on the Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders list. This is the fifth time that Sonoco has earned this prestigious recognition.

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