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Learn About Our 2030 Sustainability Commitments

Our Commitments

Using 2020 as a baseline, our commitment through 2030 is to:

  • Reduce our absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions at least 25% by 2030.
  • Reduce our Scope 3 emissions in line with the 2° Absolute Contraction Approach resulting in at least 13.5% absolute Scope 3 emissions reductions (using 2019 baseline).
  • Reduce energy use by at least 8% by 2030 in our manufacturing plants.
  • Conduct water risk studies at our manufacturing facilities which account for at least 90% of our water usage by 2024.
  • Implement Operation Clean Sweep at all facilities using plastic pellets to prevent environmental discharge of the pellets by 2025.
  • Recycle or cause to recycle 85% equivalent by weight, or products we put into the marketplace.

Keeping Your Food Fresh. Reducing Waste.

EnviroServe™ Leafy Greens is manufactured in the U.S. and uses 70% recycled content (on average). The packaging decreases plastic by an average of 35% compared to similarly-sized clamshells. Plus, our lidding film uses a scientifically tested method to seal in crispness, reduce waste and enable automation.

Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Sustainability Education

Can your packaging truly get recycled?

Recyclability is more than a label. Just because packaging can technically be recycled doesn’t mean it will be. It’s possible for a package to have a recycling claim but still contaminate the reprocessing process or not fill a viable need in the market. We believe there are four criteria for packaging to be considered recyclable.

Recyclability Criteria

  • Reports

    See how our work reflects our priorities by taking a look at our Corporate Responsibility Report, our 2021 GRI Index, and our other environmental policies. We take corporate responsibility seriously.

  • Oversight

    We've put our varied expertise together to ensure we're pursuing sustainability at every level of Sonoco. Meet our Sustainability Council, our Public Responsibility Committee, and our internal education, engage, and innovate teams.

Sustainability is better for everyone.

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