Sonoco’s approximately 19,900 employees speak 18 languages in more than 34 countries.
We believe employee diversity is smart business; the variety of thought, energy and insight provided by a diverse work force gives us an advantage in today’s global economy. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining today’s top talent, and respect different life experiences, cultural backgrounds, and work and life styles. From the top down, individually and as a team, we work hard to create an environment that encourages and allows all employees to contribute ideas, seek challenges, assume leadership and achieve their personal goals while helping Sonoco succeed.
Our Board of Directors and Management Committee have made building a work force that more closely reflects the diversity of today’s population a top priority. We hear and respond to employee requests for work solutions, encourage and offer programs that enhance work-life balance and provide development opportunities that allow all employees to continually grow their skills and contributions. And, as part of our annual Talent Review, each business unit and staff group examines its hiring, promotion and retention patterns to ensure a pool of talented, diverse employees is being developed and that we have diverse successors for key positions.