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 
Julie Albrecht, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Susan Albritton, U.S. Field Manager Recycling
John Florence, Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary
Rodger Fuller, Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Packaging, Display and Packaging and Protective Solutions
Russell Grissett, Division Vice President and General Manager, Global Flexibles
Edward Harrington, Director, Environmental Services
Elizabeth Kremer, Assistant Secretary and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Leslie Pemberton, Staff Vice President, Global Quality
Laura Rowell, Director, Global Sustainability 
Jeffrey Schuetz, Staff Vice President, Global Technology, Consumer 
Marcy Thompson, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Jeffrey Tomaszewski, Division Vice President and General Manager, Global Rigid Paper and Closures and Display and Packaging 
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

Dr. Pamela L. Davies – Chair 
Harry A. Cockrell
Theresa J. Drew
Philippe Guillemot
Sundaram  Nagarajan