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Sustainability Oversight

Economic and social well-being of our stakeholders

Our Corporate Sustainability Council provides oversight, guidance, and direction on social, community, and environmental issues that impact the reputation and economic viability of the company and our stakeholders.

Corporate Sustainability Council

The council meets quarterly and reports to and is sponsored by Sonoco’s president and CEO. The council reports on Sonoco’s sustainability activities, biannually, to the Board of Directors.

Learn more about Sonoco's materiality process regarding economic, environmental and social issues..

Objectives

  • Identify and define those issues that are relevant to Sonoco's long-term sustainability and image as a good corporate citizen
  • Establish meaningful long- and short-term sustainability objectives related to key areas of focus and provide Sonoco's executive committee with recommendations and guidance on how to meet those objectives
  • Recommend and establish new Company guidelines, policies and processes to support areas of focus
  • Create and communicate a business case for corporate sustainability
  • Provide recommendations for the Company's philanthropic efforts in support of overall corporate sustainability objectives

Board of Directors

Employee and Public Responsibility Committee

The Employee and Public Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors provides oversight and guidance on social and public policy issues, including compliance with governmental or other regulatory requirements, which may impact business performance and the investment potential of Sonoco.

Learn more about the Employee and Public Responsibility Committee

Board Members

John E. Linville (Chair)

John R. Haley

Edgar H. Lawton III

Blythe J. McGarvie

Sundaram Nagarajan


G3 Guidelines

Sonoco has used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines to define the content of our sustainability pages. These guidelines form a voluntary framework of principles and indicators used to measure and report economic, environmental and social performance. They also provide a standard of comparison among Sonoco and our peers. Our GRI Index can be accessed here

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Sustainability Council

    M. Jack Sanders, President and Chief Executive Officer – Sponsor 

    Roger Schrum, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs – Committee Chair 

    Vicki Arthur, Vice President, Global Protective Solutions 

    Jeffrey DiPasquale, Division Vice President and General Manager, Global Plastics 

    Rodger Fuller, Vice President, Global Primary Materials Group 

    Edward Harrington, Director, Environmental Services

    Allan McLeland, Vice President, Human Resources 

    Bob Puechl, Vice President, Global Flexibles 

    Laura Rowell, Manager, Global Sustainability 

    Barry Saunders, Senior Vice President and CFO

    Jeffrey Schuetz, Staff Vice President, Global Technology, Consumer 

    Graham Segars, Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs Specialist 

    Marcy Thompson, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation 

    Jeffrey Tomaszewski, Division Vice President and General Manager, Rigid Paper and Closures NA 

    Garrin Traill, Director, Internal Audit