Sonoco ranked first in Financial Soundness and second in Innovation, People, Social Responsibility and Quality of Products/Services. Sonoco ranked second overall in the packaging sector.
"We are honored to be named to Fortune's Most Admired list again this year, and specifically proud of our overall second place ranking," said Jack Sanders, president and CEO. "We have always subscribed to the guiding principle that People Build Businesses by Doing the Right Thing, and Sonoco's success starts with our associates. Whether judged on financial responsibility, innovation, quality of products and services or anything else, we owe success to our 21,000 employees across the globe."
Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies list is the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Executives, directors and analysts rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to social responsibility. A company's score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.