Our Impact

Learn About Our Sustainability Commitments & How We Help Our Customers To Achieve Theirs

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Cultivating a Sustainable
Value Chain

From our manufacturing plants to your healthcare products, Sonoco ThermoSafe is a strategic packaging partner committed to our sustainability goals, and yours.

We are here to help you evaluate the complete value chain of your packaging from sourcing to end of life, and how it impacts your CSR goals.


Sonoco reports sustainability metrics and performance including GHGs, to standard setting bodies.


  • Reduce our absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions at least 25% by 2030
  • Reduce normalized energy use by at least 8% by 2030 in our manufacturing plants
  • Conduct water risk studies at our manufacturing facilities which account for at least 90% of our water usage by 2024
  • Implement Operation Clean Sweep at all facilities using plastic pellets to prevent environmental discharge of the pellets by 2025


Sonoco Recycling is one of the 10 largest recyclers in the U.S., and we’ve helped more than 70 facilities achieve zero waste-to-landfill status.

Learn how to Recycle your EPS and other materials.

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Education, Training and Insights

At Sonoco ThermoSafe we are engaging with teams and stakeholders, both internally and externally, to progress sustainability initiatives. Education and collaboration are key to solving packaging sustainability puzzles.

To stay up to date with all the latest Sustainability insights and developments, make sure you are registered to the Cold Chain Exchange.

Sustainable Solutions from Sonoco ThermoSafe

Sonoco ThermoSafe has a broad portfolio of sustainable solutions, for every life science application, just ask us. From rental packaging programs in parcel and bulk, to 100% curbside recyclable for clinics and patients.