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Awards, Certifications and Memberships

Striving for excellence

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.

Memberships and Certifications
  • American Forest and Paper Association
  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Composite Can and Tube Institute
  • Ecodesk
  • EcoVadis
  • Environmental Education Association of S.C.
  • EPS Industry Alliance
  • Flexible Packaging Association
  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)
  • Material Handling Institute (MHI)
  • National Association of Information Destruction
  • National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • National Sustainability Coalition
  • Paper Stock Institute (Chapter of ISRI)
  • PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
  • The Recycling Partnership
  • Sedex
  • Solid Waste Association of North America
  • Southeastern Recycling Coalition
  • Southeastern Recycling Development Council
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI)
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition  
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Awards and Accolades

    Named one of the 25 Top Companies for Leaders in North America by Aon Hewitt, The RBL group and Fortune magazine for a sixth time.

    Named one of 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2015 by Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO) magazine.

    Named one of the Top 25 Most Sustainable Companies, and listed as No. 1 in South Carolina, by the Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings developed by Green Business Works. 

    Named a constituent of the MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series.

    Received a Civic Improvement Commendation from the Garden Club of America (2015).

    Received Sherwin-Williams’ Certified Supplier Award for the fifth consecutive year.

    Named one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine.