2018 Sustainability Report

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

About Our Company

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With approximately 200 production, warehouse and office locations across the globe, Greif is a leading global producer of industrial packaging products and services. Our approximately 13,000 colleagues work in more than 40 countries, with our headquarters in Delaware, Ohio. During Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, we generated more than $3.8 billion in net sales.

* Data provided is for Greif’s 2018 Fiscal Year ending October 31, 2018. In December 2018, Greif announced the acquisition of Caraustar, a leading vertically-integrated paperboard manufacturer in North America. Our 2018 report focuses exclusively on Greif, with the expectation to integrate Caraustar into our operations and subsequent sustainability reports in 2019.

Products, Services & Markets

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At Greif, we produce rigid industrial, paper and flexible packaging goods as well as provide land management services. Our packaging services primarily consist of filling, blending, reconditioning, warehousing and logistics. Soterra, our land management subsidiary, provides timberland management, consulting, wildlife stewardship and wetlands mitigation bank development. We sell to various industries including food and beverage, chemicals, agricultural, pharmaceutical, petroleum, automotive, home appliances and many more. To see a full description of our products, services and markets, please visit Greif.com.

Countries of Operation*

North America

Canada1

United States1, 2, 3, 4

 

Latin America

Argentina1

Brazil1, 2

Chile1, 2

Colombia1

Costa Rica1

Guatemala1

Mexico1, 2

Venezuela1

Asia Pacific

Australia1

China1, 2

India2

Malaysia1

Philippines1

Singapore1

Vietnam1, 2

Europe

Austria1

Belgium1, 2

Czech Republic1

Denmark1

France1, 2

Germany1, 2

Greece1

Hungary1

Ireland2

Italy1

Netherlands1, 2

Poland1

Portugal1, 2

Romania2

Russia1

Spain1

Sweden1

Turkey1, 2

Ukraine1, 2

United Kingdom1, 2

Middle East

Israel1

Saudi Arabia1, 2

 

Africa

Algeria1

Egypt1

Kenya1

Morocco1

Nigeria1

South Africa1

1 Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services;
2 Flexible Products & Services;
3 Paper Packaging & Services;
4 Land Management
*As of close of FY2018

Our Workforce

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Information on employees and other workers

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Collective bargaining agreements

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Employees by Region
Europe, the Middle East and Africa
North America
Asia Pacific
Latin America
Employees by Role
Operations
Facilities/Engineering
Professional
Transportation/Logistics (4%)
Sales (3%)
Other (0.9%)
Management (0.1%)
Permanent Employees
Female Employees
Women in Management
International Senior Executives
 
Unionized Employees by Region (approximate values)
Europe, the Middle East, & Africa
Latin America
Asia Pacific
North America

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More than 200 sites around the world

Our global reach is near you.

13,000+

Employees in 2018

Our people—principled, intelligent and reliable—reaffirm our reputation for integrity every day with their every action.

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Years of Experience

For the past 141 years, the world’s most important products have travelled around the world in Greif industrial packaging.

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