Special Coronavirus Video Message from President and CEO Howard Coker
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Sonoco's Coronavirus Planning
Sonoco's Coronavirus Planning Efforts:
In the event of any type of Coronavirus pandemic, Sonoco's primary objectives would be to take reasonable measures to help protect the health and safety of employees and their families and to help provide continuing availability of products critical to our customers.
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The following link provides regularly updated information on virus outbreaks from the International SOS:
International Coronavirus Preparedness
The following documents are designed to help managers learn more about the pandemic and developing plant-specific plans.
Sonoco has also determined that the news media will not be a primary source of information about the Coronavirus.
The only approved sources include:
The World Health Organization
The Center for Disease Control
The U.S. Government's coronavirus web site
OSHA web site for protecting employees
Posters and Handouts
Sonoco has multi-lingual printable resources available for download. Visit our Posters and Handouts page to learn more.
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March 12, 2020
The following announcement is from Howard Coker, president and CEO.
With the latest developments concerning the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, all business travel (not just limited to air), is suspended until further notice. If travel is deemed business critical, travelers must provide justification and receive written approval from a Sonoco Vice President who reports directly to Rodger Fuller or me.
“Business Critical” means:
- If travel was avoided, it could result in the loss of a customer, or have a significant negative impact on operations and/or the delivery of customer orders.
- If travel was avoided, it could impact the health, safety and security of our associates.
We strongly discourage any non-essential, in-person meetings. In the case of what is deemed an essential meeting, remote attendees should do their best to participate via teleconference, WebEx, etc. If travel to an internal meeting is deemed critical, travelers must provide justification and receive written approval from a Sonoco Vice President who reports directly to Rodger Fuller or me.
Employees conducting personal travel to high risk areas listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – as well as any travel on cruise ships – will be asked to quarantine for up to 14-days upon return.