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Letter From Our CEO

Sonoco and Supplier Diversity

Throughout our history, Sonoco has pursued sustainability by balancing and integrating environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic performance within our business strategy and culture. We believe that to achieve our goals relating to sustainability, it is critical that we establish a capable, qualified, competitive and diverse team of suppliers.

We want our suppliers to be successful, and it’s important to understand that we expect their business to be conducted with integrity and a focus on environmental stewardship. We will actively seek business relationships with suppliers who share our values and promote the application of these high standards among those with whom they do business.

Supplier diversity is also a key component of our corporate strategy and supplier sustainability program. Our supply management team is committed to identifying and developing partnerships with qualified minority- and women-owned suppliers based on receiving the best value.

We are proud of our track record at Sonoco as it relates to our role as a strong corporate citizen. We have been invited to join the elite Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and have been in the top 25% of Newsweek magazine's Green Rankings of the top 500 publicly traded companies in the U.S. for the past two years. We're also regularly included on CRO magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizen's List and KLD's Domini 400 Social Index.

We are interested in learning more about your company and its capabilities, and I encourage you to contact our supply management team to learn how your sustainability goals and initiatives align with those we’ve established at Sonoco.


M. Jack Sanders
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sonoco