Sonoco released its 2018-19 Corporate Responsibility Report highlighting the Company’s ongoing efforts to achieve greater packaging sustainability and recycling and included an update on the ongoing efforts to improve environmental, governance and social measures. The report highlighted several key environmental milestones accomplished over the past year, including reducing normalized greenhouse gas emissions by 3.2 percent and water usage by 1.7 percent. Since 2009, the Company has reduced normalized greenhouse gas emissions by 27 percent and water use by 40.3 percent. Announced in 2018, Sonoco’s commitments for sustainable use and increased recyclability of packaging by 2025 include: •Sonoco will increase the equivalent by weight, the amount it recycles, or causes to be recycled, from 65 percent to 85 percent, relative to the volume of packaging it places into to the global market place. •Sonoco is committed to increasing the use of post-consumer recycled resins in its plastic packaging from 19 percent to 25 percent. •Sonoco will ensure that approximately 75 percent of its rigid plastic packaging can carry the relevant on-package recyclable claim.
SC Johnson has once again recognized Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com), a leading supplier of metal packaging products worldwide, at the brand’s 2020 Together We Win Supplier Awards. Crown received the “Value Excellence” title, which acknowledges a supplier’s commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in supply chain management and focus on collaborative processes. The Company supports SC Johnson in North America and Europe with the manufacturing and innovation of diverse aerosol packaging in the brand’s household cleaning, air care and pest control product portfolio.
During the course of the global coronavirus pandemic, SC Johnson experienced heightened consumer demand across its full spectrum of brands and product sizes. To help the brand navigate these needs and meet expectations, Crown lent its problem-solving expertise and capabilities as a supplier and worked to deliver against a challenging supply chain.
“SC Johnson is a valued customer we have been working with for over two decades,” said Jim Wilson, President – Closures, Aerosol and Promotional Packaging (CAPP) North America at Crown. “They, like many of our customers, have faced the stresses and strains of the supply chain amid the global pandemic. We are honored to work through these complexities and adapt in real-time to continue providing comprehensive support. To win our second supplier award from SC Johnson during such unprecedented conditions makes the honor even more special, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership and finding new ways to work together.”
Crown was one of the selected few companies recognized with an award from a pool of over 4,000 of SC Johnson’s direct material and third-party suppliers from around the world. The award is Crown’s second honor from SC Johnson after previously earning the “Quality Excellence” title in 2018.