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Sonoco Recognizes Supplier Sustainability Award Recipients

HARTSVILLE, S.C., U.S. -- Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has unveiled its 2015 Supplier Sustainability Awards. Recipients are: American Packaging, AT&T, Eastman Chemical, Staples, Rockwell Automation and Superior (Rookie of the Year).

 

The Supplier Sustainability Program recognizes Sonoco suppliers who demonstrate clear differentiation from their competitors with measurable, strategic and transparent social and environmental responsibility efforts. The program was launched in 2012 by Sonoco's Corporate Sustainability Team.

 

“This year, Sonoco reviewed 25 entrants," said Marc Ensign, director, Global Category Management, Sonoco. “At Sonoco, we take sustainability seriously, and we recognize these great partner companies who have strong and measurable social and environmental policies.

 

Award recipients exemplified definitive leadership in various categories such as water, energy, emission and waste disposal reduction goals; environmental policies; social responsibility reports; and codes of conduct. The 2016 Supplier Sustainability Award application will be available in November 2015. Learn more about Sonoco's sustainability efforts at www.sonoco.com/sustainability.

 

About Sonoco

Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and display and packaging services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.0 billion, the Company has 20,800 employees working in more than 330 facilities in 34 countries, serving many of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is a proud member of the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information on the Company, visit our website at www.sonoco.com.

 

Contact:

Julie Scott

+843-383-7794

julie.scott@sonoco.com