2019 Sustainability Report

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This is Greif’s 11th annual sustainability report, based on our fiscal year, November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2019. In February 2019, Greif completed the acquisition of Caraustar Industries, Inc., a leading vertically-integrated paperboard manufacturer in North America (“Caraustar”). While Caraustar is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Greif, some management practices and data systems will continue to be integrated through 2020. This report reflects the status of Caraustar’s integration through October 31, 2019, with a primary focus on the alignment of Caraustar’s sustainability data and practices with Greif’s pre-existing programs. This report is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option, SASB Application Guidance and fulfills the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) annual Communication on Progress (COP). For questions on this report, please contact Aysu Katun, Director of Sustainability at Aysu.Katun@Greif.com.

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