Sonoco has been listed on the 2014/2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, marking the sixth consecutive year it has received the prestigious recognition - the longest consecutive streak of any packaging company currently listed on the index.
Only 319 global component companies were selected to the DJSI World Index following an in-depth analysis of financially material economic, environmental and social practices by RobecoSAM's Corporate Sustainability Assessment of more than 3,000 invited companies.
"Only four global packaging companies were recognized with listings on DJSI indices in 2014 and I'm proud to say that Sonoco has the longest consecutive streak of any packaging company currently listed on the DJSI World Index," says Jack Sanders, Sonoco president and CEO. "2014 marks Sonoco's 115th birthday and our long-standing commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability has never been stronger.
Being selected to the DJSI World Index for six consecutive years is clearly a humbling honor for the Company and its employees. More importantly it recognizes our dedication to reducing the environmental footprint from our global operations, providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, developing innovative packaging and recycling solutions to meet our customers' sustainability goals and contributing to the communities where we operate."
Sonoco Products Co.