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Sonoco Again Leads Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, Packaging Sector

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second consecutive year, Sonoco (SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been selected for Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the packaging/containers sector, and named first in its industry. 

“We are honored to again lead the packaging sector this year on Fortune’s Most Admired list,” said Rob Tiede, Sonoco president and CEO. “As we celebrate our 120th year in business, it is the principle of Better Packaging. Better Life. that guides our work, and it is our people who make it happen.”

Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Executives, directors and analysts rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

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About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5 billion, the Company has 21,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to Better Packaging. Better Life., and ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2019 list. For more information, visit www.sonoco.com.

Roger Schrum