2020 Sustainability Report

arrow blueCommitted to using financial, natural and human resources wisely without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs

Accreditations & Awards

Accreditations

  • CDP Climate Change Report
    • 2020 – A-, Leadership; A, Supplier Engagement
    • 2019 – A-, Leadership; A, Supplier Engagement
    • 2018 – A-, Leadership
    • 2017 – B, Management
    • 2016 – A-, Leadership
    • 2015 – 92B
    • 2014 – 87
  • EcoVadis
    • 2020 - Gold Recognition
    • 2019 - Gold Recognition
    • 2018 - Gold Recognition
    • 2017 – Silver Recognition
    • 2016 – Silver Recognition
    • 2015 – Silver Recognition
    • 2014 – Bronze Recognition
  • Forbes 2014 America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
    • 2008 – 2013 – Soterra Forest Certification

Awards

Third Party Audits

  • Sedex
    • 2018 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – SMETA 4-pillar audit
    • 2018 – Araucaria, Brazil – SMETA 4-pillar audit
    • 2016 – Tianjin, China – SMETA 4-pillar audi
    • 2015 – Sultanbeyli, Turkey – 100% audit performance
  • Together for Sustainability (TfS)
      • 2020
        • Sultanbeyli, Turkey – 98% audit performance
      • 2019
        • Cologne, Germany – 98% audit performance
      •  2018
        • Usti, Czech Republic – 95% audit performance
        • Campana, Argentina – 83% audit performance
      • 2017
        • Napervile, Illinois - 100% audit performance
        • Lockport, Illinois - 98% audit performance
      • 2016
        • Attendorn, Germany – 96% audit performance
        • Shanghai, China – 80% audit performance
    • 2015
      • Europoort, Netherlands – 97% audit performance
 

A-

Greif’s 2020 CDP Score

Demonstrating excellence in carbon management, governance, strategy and best practices, and outperforming the overall and North American average CDP score of D.

Gold

Recognition from EcoVadis

Received for our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, placing us in the top three percent of all assessed suppliers.

93.9%

Average Together for Sustainability Score

Our audited facilities are contributing to developing industry-wide sustainability standards for suppliers to chemical manufacturers.

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