2018 Sustainability Report
Committed to using financial, natural and human resources wisely without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs
Delivering Superior Customer Service
Our vision of, in industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world, depends on our ability to supply quality products and continually find ways to better serve our customers.
Reducing Our Footprint
As a global manufacturer, it is our obligation to understand, and work to minimize our environmental impact. Whether in our operations or along our supply chain, our sustainability agenda works to create sustainable value for our customers, the environment and Greif stakeholders.
Protecting our business, employees and stakeholders from risk is paramount to our sustained success. The principles that guide our business ensure we’re engaging in ethical behaviors and partnering with organizations that share our values, contributing to how we mitigate risk.
Valuing Our People
With more than 13,000 employees and operations around the globe in FY 2018, our success is dependent on our ability to protect, engage and develop talent in our organization and uphold human rights along our supply chain.
Advancing Circular Economy
Through process, materials and manufacturing innovations, we work in collaboration with our stakeholders to reduce the environmental impact of our products and work towards a more circular economy.
Demonstrating excellence in carbon management, governance, strategy and best practices, and outperforming the overall average CDP score of a B- and the North American average score of a C.
Reduced by 52 percent since 2015 in our RIPS North America business.
Our reconditioning and reuse operations helped us remove over 60,000 metric tons of virgin steel, high-density polyethylene and wood from our supply chain in 2018.