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Sustainability Hub

Building the right packaging environment to help build a better world.

Our Strategy

At Sonoco Consumer Products Europe, we believe that sustainability is more than just a noble goal or claim.

First and foremost, we believe it’s an opportunity to further improve our products and services, while making a significant contribution to a sustainable future.

Our most important goal is to protect the climate by continuously reducing COemissions. To achieve this goal, we rely on the latest technology, innovation, our strength in rethinking our approach and continually improving them.

Our Main Goals
Sustainable Packaging Partnerships

Get in touch with us today to find out how Sonoco Consumer Products can help you meet your sustainable packaging goals.

Ace UK

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK represents the leading manufacturers of food and drink cartons for the UK and European markets.

ACE UK’s objective is to promote food and drink cartons as a renewable, fully recyclable and low carbon packaging choice and delivers environmental initiatives in the UK on behalf of our members, including running the industry’s food and drink carton recycling programme.

Cartonnages et articles de papeterie

The Federation of Cardboard and Paper Products brings together converters of flat cardboard for folding cartons, corrugated cardboard, tubes and angles, and manufacturers of paper-cardboard stationery products. It manages the national collective agreement for cardboard, defends paper and cardboard packaging, ensures economic, regulatory and technological monitoring of the sector, and participates in the sector’s training bodies.

Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI)

 The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is the leading trade association representing the UK’s Paper-based Industries, comprising paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers, makers of soft tissue papers, and collectors of paper for recycling.

European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA)

The European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA) is a not-for-profit association representing food and food service packaging companies from across Europe. EPPA’s priority is to provide paper-based low carbon and health-safe products with a low environmental impact and improved recycling solutions to the European population. EPPA supports science-based EU policies that foster sustainable and efficient use of resources, and recognises the major role that packaging, as an essential infrastructure, can play in that common objective.

EUROPEN

EUROPEN aims to achieve a fully accessible European market for packaging and packaged products, while protecting the product and the environment.  It conveys expert information, data, opinions and policy options to its members and EU policy stakeholders about the environmental, economic and social aspects of sourcing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and end of life of packaging and packaged products.

INCPEN

Incpen members are an influential group of international and British companies who have a common interest in packaging and sustainability. They include raw material suppliers, packaging manufacturers, and manufacturers and retailers of packaged products.

ISCC*

The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is an independent multi-stakeholder initiative and leading certification system supporting sustainable, fully traceable, deforestation-free and climate-friendly supply chains. This certification contributes to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production.

*For Sonoco Consumer Products Zwenkau Facility only, as of May 2023

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)

As the leader in the sustainable forestry, FSC® is trusted by NGOs, businesses, and consumers worldwide to protect healthy, resilient forests for all, forever.

Sustainable Packaging Coalition®

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® is a membership-based collaborative that believes in the power of industry to make packaging more sustainable.  Its mission is to bring sustainable packaging stakeholders together to catalyze actionable improvements to packaging systems and lend an authoritative voice on issues related to packaging sustainability. 

resource area

Explore our various sustainability resources here.

Premier Foods reduce Bisto’s environmental impact

Premier Foods reduce Bisto’s environmental impact

Sonoco’s fully recyclable paperboard packaging solution will help Premier Foods to remove 40 tonnes of packaging used for its best-selling Bisto gravy drum, as it aims to reduce its environmental footprint.
OneDayMore and Sonoco Success Story

OneDayMore and Sonoco Success Story

Breakfast cereals manufacturer OneDayMore has successfully converted its packaging to a more sustainable solution, manufactured by Sonoco. The breakfast cereals firm aims for all of its packaging to be paper-based by 2024.
Paper Container Recyclability

Paper Container Recyclability

Our latest Sonoco whitepaper explores key questions around paper can recyclability and big steps to increase sustainability.
Sonoco Awarded Supply Chain Solution of the Year

Sonoco Awarded Supply Chain Solution of the Year

Sonoco received the award jointly with Premier Foods for its Bisto Gravy paperboard drum packaging solution, which was recognised for being fully recyclable, having a positive impact on global supply chains and offering a higher product fill amount to consumers.
EPR & Beyond

EPR & Beyond

The UK Government’s proposed EPR legislation seeks to boost recycling rates in the UK, and to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill or for incineration. This is a goal Sonoco wholeheartedly shares and is continually working towards.
Snack, recycle, repeat

Snack, recycle, repeat

Find out how the leading global snack manufacturer is taking full advantage of Sonoco’s EnviroCan™ range for its Mini Cheddars, Cheeselets, Cracker Crisps and Twiglets products.
10 need-to-knows

10 need-to-knows

Explore key questions about sustainable packaging, by downloading our European eBook on 10 need-to-knows about packaging materials, sustainability, labelling and recycling.

Sustainable solutions for every sector

Innovative, versatile and truly sustainable.

Explore our next generation packaging solutions.

Paperboard Containers

Personality, performance and protection while supporting your sustainability goals.

Sonoco is committed to producing truly sustainable and more versatile packaging solutions for our customers.

EcoSeal™

Introducing Sonoco’s paper-bottom can, the newest member of our family of sustainable packaging.

EcoSeal™ is our transformation of the standard rigid paper container with a metal base to provide the next generation pack with recyclability within the waste stream and improved ecological footprint.

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