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Sustainability

As a 114-year-old packaging company with small town roots, integrity and accountability have always been at the heart of all we do.

Today, our 347 operations in 34 countries serve global brands across six continents. Every day, we commit ourselves to the singular notion that smart packaging is more than plastics, cardboard and paper– it’s a promise to people, products and our planet. And we believe it’s one well worth keeping.

About our 2012-13 Corporate Responsibility Report

Sonoco used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines to define the content of our report. These guidelines form a voluntary framework of principles and indicators that are used to measure and report economic, environmental and social performance.

Corporate Responsibility
Watch Sustainability Case Study

Sonoco's sustainability goals are being realized by focusing on continuous improvement in operating performance, maintaining an ongoing commitment to social responsibility and shrinking the environmental footprint of the Company. Watch the video case study.

Our Commitment

Sonoco is committed to creating long-term value for its stakeholders by becoming a more sustainable and responsible corporate citizen.

Economic Performance

We create sustainable value for our customers and ourselves by enhancing use of sustainable packaging solutions and materials.

Commitment to Customers

We've been providing solutions that meet our customers' needs since 1899.

Environmental Stewardship

We're shrinking our own environmental footprint and helping some of the world's most well known brands produce more sustainable packaging.

Social Responsibility

Sonoco addresses critical social issues in the communities where we operate and seek partnerships with community stakeholders to effect positive change.

Sustainability Oversight

Sustainability is important to us, our customers, shareholders, employees, and other key stakeholders – and our strong record reflects our ongoing commitment.

Awards, Certifications and Memberships

Sonoco's achievements confirm that our actions and performance are at the highest level with our peers and with the best companies in the world.