Sonoco looks forward to collaborating and sharing its insights on packaging and sustainability with the association and its members

Hockenheim, Germany – Sonoco is pleased to announce that it has become a member of The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN).

Established in 1993 and headquartered in Belgium, EUROPEN comprises and represents the voice of stakeholders in the packaging value chain. The European association aims to make the European market for packaging and packaged product more accessible and harmonised, while protecting products and the environment.

Key issues the association raises and develops – independent of any specific packaging material or system – include: packaging, packaging waste and the environment.

Skye Oudemans, Sustainability Manager Europe at Sonoco, comments: “EUROPEN allows key industry stakeholders,  to have a voice, bring ideas and issues to the table, and progress those matters – all while cooperating with other members and leaders of the organisation.

“As sustainability is a major focus for our company and the development of our packaging, Sonoco purposefully chose to join an association that places protection of products and the environment in such high regard.

“We are excited to be a part of EUROPEN and look forward to discussing industry issues with other members.”

Sonoco’s EUROPEN membership follows it boosting its sustainability credentials and becoming a member of the Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment (INCPEN) in May last year.


The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN), is the industry association  representing the packaging industry value chain in Europe.  EUROPEN’s members are  raw material manufacturers, packaging converters, brand owners and national packaging organisations. EUROPEN aims to achieve a fully accessible European market for packaging and packaged products, while protecting the products that consumers need and protecting the environment. At EUROPEN, we believe that packaging enables the transition to a climate neutral, circular and competitive EU economy while ensuring goods are delivered safely to EU citizens and businesses.


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