Corporate Sustainability Council

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. 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

Sustainability Council

Rob Tiede, President and Chief Executive Officer – Sponsor
Roger Schrum, Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs – Committee Chair 
Vicki Arthur, Senior Vice President, Plastic Packaging and Protective Solutions
Ross Bushnell, Division Vice President and General Manager, Global Flexibles 
Jeffrey DiPasquale, Division Vice President and General Manager, Global Plastics 
Rodger Fuller, Senior Vice President, Paper/Engineered Carriers-U.S./Canada and Display and Packaging 
Edward Harrington, Director, Environmental Services
Ernest Haynes, Division Vice President and General Manager, Rigid Paper and Closures North America
Elizabeth Kremer, Assistant Secretary and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Allan McLeland, Corporate Vice President, Human Resources
Mike Pope, Division Vice President and General Manager, Sonoco Recycling 
Laura Rowell, Manager, Global Sustainability 
Barry Saunders, Senior Vice President and CFO
Jeffrey Schuetz, Staff Vice President, Global Technology, Consumer 
Marcy Thompson, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation 
Garrin Traill, Director, Internal Audit

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
Blythe J. McGarvie
Sundaram Nagarajan