Diversity and Unity


Perspective makes us stronger.

Sonoco believes that people build businesses and we are committed to a diverse community. We proudly welcome unique perspectives and do not tolerate any form of discrimination. We believe at Sonoco that our people should be as diverse as our customers.

We speak 18 languages, and our people-first philosophy remains the same. We only seek suppliers who share our beliefs and invest 10% of every dollar in diversity initiatives. People love working here because their ideas are heard and encouraged, regardless of background or level.


Respect and Acceptance

“Our plant has a cultural environment with respect and acceptance. Here we have people from several states which allow us to know more about each other’s cultural differences.”

— Cecilia V. | Brazil

A comfortable, safe workplace where you're free to be yourself.

We don’t view Diversity as just an HR responsibility. We view it as a whole company responsibility. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce within a unified environment. Programs & activities are sponsored and guided by our Diversity & Unity Council by fostering diversity and unity education, awareness and communication throughout Sonoco globally.

See How We Do It

Business Resource Groups

Sonoco Young Professionals

Established in 2014, the Sonoco Young Professionals Group fosters an environment that attracts, motivates, and excites young professionals to leverage Sonoco’s culture and carry out our company’s strategic objectives.

Sonoco Cares

Sonoco Cares is our homegrown, grassroots organization. It strives to link employees to community needs; to serve as an employee resource to share and get connected with community service across cities, states and countries.


The LGBT+ resource group was created to ensure that LGBT+ members of Sonoco’s workplace feel fully accepted, welcomed and included, and can bring their whole selves to work.

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