2019 Sustainability Report

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Gross global Scope 1 emissions, percentage covered under emissions-limiting regulations

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) CO2-e, Percentage (%)

RT-CP-110a.1

Performance Dashboard - Emissions

 

0% of Greif’s emissions are covered under emissions-limiting regulations

Discussion of long-term and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope 1 emissions, emissions reduction targets, and an analysis of performance against those targets

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

RT-CP-110a.2

Air Quality

Air emissions of the following pollutants: (1) NOx (excluding N2O), (2) SOx, (3) volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and (4) particulate matter (PM)

Quantitative

 Metric tons (t)
RT-CP-120a.1
Greif does not currently report this data. We will evaluate our ability to report this data in our 2020 report.

Energy Management

(1) Total energy consumed, (2) percentage grid electricity, (3) percentage renewable, (4) total self-generated energy

Quantitative

Gigajoules (GJ), Percentage (%)
RT-CP-130a.1

Water Management

  

(1) Total water withdrawn, (2) total water consumed, percentage of each in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress

Quantitative

Thousand cubic meters (m³), Percentage (%)
RT-CP-140a.1
Greif currently reports total water withdrawn and consumed within the relevant boundary of our organization, but does not currently report this data by regions with high levels of water stress. We will evaluate our ability to report this data in our 2020 report. 

Description of water management risks and discussion of strategies and practices to mitigate those risks

Quantitative

Number
RT-CP-140a.2
Number of incidents of non-compliance associated with water quality permits, standards, and regulations
Quantitative
Number
RT-CP-140a.3
Zero

Waste Management

Amount of hazardous waste generated, percentage recycled

Quantitative

Metric tons (t), Percentage (%)
RT-CP-150a.1

Product Safety

 

Number of recalls issued, total units recalled

Quantitative

 Number
RT-CP-250a.1
 Zero
Discussion of process to identify and manage emerging materials and chemicals of concern

Discussion and Analysis

N/A
RT-CP-250a.2

Greif currently conducts health and safety assessments for any new chemicals, materials or equipment that will be introduced in our company. Please Environmental Management Systems for more information about these processes.

 

In 2020 Greif will be conducting a chemical safety assessment in support of building a more enhanced and formalized chemical safety program. We will report our progress on this initiative in our 2020 report.

Product Lifecycle Management

  

Percentage of raw materials from: (1) recycled content, (2) renewable resources, and (3) renewable and recycled content

Quantitative

Percentage (%) by weight
RT-CP-410a.1
Revenue from products that are reusable, recyclable, and/or compostable

Quantitative

Reporting currency RT-CP-410a.2 Performance Dashboard - Product Lifecycle Management
Discussion of strategies to reduce the environmental impact of packaging throughout its lifecycle

Discussion and Analysis

N/A RT-CP-410a.3

Supply Chain Management

Total wood fiber procured, percentage from certified sources

Quantitative

Metric tons (t), Percentage (%) RT-CP-430a.1

In FY19 Greif purchased 411,541 metric tons of virgin wood fiber. Weight of the fiber is based on weight at received moisture, which can include approximately 50 percent water weight. 100 percent of fiber is sourced under an SFI-certified Procurement program. All wood fiber is procured by our Riverville mill.

Total aluminum purchased, percentage from certified sources

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) CO₂-e, Percentage (%)
RT-CP-430a.2
Greif purchased 62 metric tons of aluminum in FY2019. 100% was from certified sources.

Activity Metrics

Amount of production, by substrate

Quantitative

 Metric tons (t)
RT-CP-000.A
Percentage of production as: (1) paper/wood, (2) glass, (3) metal, and (4) plastic

Quantitative

Percentage (%) by revenue
RT-CP-000.B

Number of employees

Quantitative

Number
RT-CP-000.C
17,000

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Facilities Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill

Our efforts to reduce waste are global, with each facility working towards our 2025 goal.

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