Sonoco Products Company

Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC, Sebro Plastics, Inc., Tegrant Corporation
South Carolina
Commercial and Professional Services

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Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Summary:

By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Sonoco Products Company, a global packaging company, increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, and philanthropic support. Sonoco Products forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings. Sonoco Products 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.

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