19 July, 2021

Sungai Buloh Plant, Malaysia – Sonoco Asia Awarded FSC Certification

FSC_Sonoco Asia certified

SUNGAI BULOH PLANT, MALAYSIA: Sonoco Asia, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), was recently awarded Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Certification. As the leader in packaging solutions, Sonoco is committed to the goals of sustainable development by acting responsibly toward resource management and use. The company’s achievement is another milestone accomplished in the Asia market and part of its growing efforts to promote sustainability. At Sonoco, we believe People Build Businesses by Doing the Right Thing. This principle guides all our actions, and we take proactive steps to lessen our impact on the environment.

A certification label on a forest product informs potential buyers that the product was produced in a well-managed forest in accordance with a given set of standards. In today’s competitive retail market, consumers concerned about social and environmental issues often give preference to products carrying such a label. At Sonoco, we serve as a valued partner to our corporate customers and help them reduce the environmental impact of their packaging, as well as waste to landfill for their facilities.

FSC Certification continues to solidify Sonoco’s practices in employing sustainable forestation to meet the needs of the present without compromising future generation’s quality of life. Moreover, Sonoco uses recycled fibres in a significant amount of its packaging to further reduce the amount of wood fibre entering the waste stream.

Sonoco is the global leader in paper container innovation with an increased focus on sustainability. Sonoco Asia operates paper container production operations in Malaysia, China and South Africa with distribution throughout the region. For more information on Sonoco’s sustainability commitments, please visit www.sonocoasia.com

 

About Sonoco

Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of consumer, industrial, healthcare and protective packaging. With annual net sales of approximately $5.2 billion, the Company has 19,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world’s best-known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programmes for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life. The Company was listed as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 as well as being included in Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for the third year in a row. For more information, visit www.sonoco.com