Sonoco Products Company
Corprate Bias Ratings
Sonoco Products Company, a global packaging company, pledges to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Sonoco Products discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving and frequently uses its reputation to promote LGBTQ issues. Sunoco Products is a corporate partner of the NGLCC and its CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge. However, it does not use corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Sonoco Products Company receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Sonoco Products Company has received a score of 80 on the Corporate Equality Index from The Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Its Supplier Code of Conduct also includes a written pledge to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (2). However, Sonoco has not publicly terminated business relationships due to religious beliefs or political views.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Sonoco Product’s charitable giving guidelines require that organizations abide by its nondiscrimination policy, including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, thereby excluding some religious charities (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Sonoco Products’ CEO signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, which includes a commitment to promote DEI through bias education training in the workplace (1). The company is a corporate partner of the NGLCC (2). Sonoco Products publicly promotes Pride Month on its social media and hosts various sessions and discussions on LGBTQ+ DE&I (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Sonoco Products does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies (1).
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September 29, 2023
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