Better Packaging, Better Life

From the beginning, we set out to develop packaging to improve the lives of others, including our employees, our customers and our communities. From protecting life-saving vaccines so they can reach the far corners of the world, to improving the safety and fuel economy of vehicles, to reducing food waste and increasing access to fresh, wholesome foods. All while also making food products safer, fresher or more convenient, and helping make sure children don’t go hungry and have access to a quality education. 
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Our purpose isn’t just a collection of words. It represents the collective spirit of an organization focused on one thing: Better Packaging, Better Life. 

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You May Know More About Us Than You Realize
Did you know that you probably touch our products every single day? That's because Sonoco is responsible for making much of the packaging you use daily!

As a global leader in packaging since 1899, we're part of the supply chain for everything from candy to drink packaging to industrial materials and consumer electronic packaging. Some of our many products include paper cans for stacked chips, cookie packaging with resealable lidding, and reels & cores for construction.

Employee Benefits

We strive to support our employees in their personal and professional lives.
Comprehensive and competitive benefits that include Medical, Dental, Vison insurance
Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account opportunities
Life Insurance
Short and Long-Term Disability Program
Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Wellbeing Resources focused on mental, physical, and financial health
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Discount Program
Professional Development Opportunities
*Benefits listed above are for employees located in the U.S. Specific benefits and wellbeing programs may vary depending on your location (within the U.S. or global), or if you are a union employee.


Career Development

For years, Sonoco has maintained the philosophy that you own your own career. We believe employees have the power to develop themselves personally and professionally, and we provide employees with the tools & resources to do so.
Sonoco University

Sonoco University is where you can unpack your education and create your own career development journey along the way! Ongoing development opportunities include everything from on-the-job instruction, face-to-face facilitation, eLearning, & more! The Sonoco University digital platform includes over 5,000 courses across many competencies & skillsets, available to employees 24/7!


Mentorship Program


Sonoco's mentorship program helps provide the foundation to cultivating regular meaningful development conversations. Benefits of having a mentor help employees understand how they can improve, leverage their strengths, and broaden their perspectives as they navigate every stage of their career. With three different mentoring types-- career development, peer to peer, & new hire-- there are options for everyone!


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