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Travel Policy

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.