2018 Sustainability Report

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

Strategic Priorities

From our material topics to our strategic priorities, Greif’s sustainability strategies support our fundamental vision of, in industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world and our commitment to conducting business The Greif Way. Our sustainability efforts contribute to our commitment to creating shared value for our customers, stakeholders and the environment. We invite you to explore our strategic integration graphic, which demonstrates the interconnectedness of Greif’s sustainability program across our entire business.
Invest in our people and teams to foster a strong culture of employee engagement and accountability.

Sustainability Strategies

Valuing Our People
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Rights & Fair Labor Practices
  • Talent Attraction, Development & Retention

The Greif Way

  • Ethical
  • Strong Through Diversity

2025 Goals

  • 2025 Goals
  • 100 percent of permanent employees will participate in regular performance development discussions by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Using fiscal year 2017 baseline, increase average hours of annual training per employee by 50 percent by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • 100 percent of employees will be covered by parental leave by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Reduce Medical Case Rate by 10 percent annually to achieve 100 percent safety – Medical Case Rate Zero – in the long term.
  • Every plant will have a collaborative environmental health and safety committee consisting of both management and workers by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • 100 percent of our operations will be subject to internal human rights reviews, measured on a rolling cycle, by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • 100 percent of employees will be trained in human rights policies and procedures by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Using fiscal year 2017 baseline, increase the proportion of women in management positions by 25 percent by the end of fiscal year 2025.
Deliver industry leading customer service excellence to achieve superior customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Sustainability Strategies

Delivering Superior Customer Service
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Product Quality
Reducing Our Footprint
  • Supply Chain Management
Addressing Risk
  • Risk Management & Business Continuity
Advancing
Circular Economy
  • End-of-Life Reconditioning, Reuse & Recycling
  • Innovation

The Greif Way

  • Ethical
  • Serious About Sustainability
  • Committed to Continuous Improvement

2025 Goals

  • Using a fiscal year 2017 baseline, reduce raw materials/logistical costs used to produce current product offering by one percent by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Move from non-green (oil-based, more energy intensive) to green material sourcing if it is economically feasible and doing so provides high quality products to our customers by the end of fiscal year 2025.
Strive for and realize performance excellence and value creation.

Sustainability Strategies

Addressing Risk
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • Security
Financial Performance & Profitable Growth
Reducing Our Footprint
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Strategy, Energy & Emissions
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Waste
  • Water

The Greif Way

  • Ethical
  • Strong through Diversity
  • Serious About Sustainability
  • Committed to Continuous Improvement

2025 Goals

  • 10 percent reduction in energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of production, from a fiscal 2014 baseline.* (* 2020 Goal)
  • Reduce Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) discharged in kilograms by 10 percent per metric ton of production from Riverville and Massillon mills using a 2014 baseline by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Divert 90 percent of waste from landfills from all Greif production facilities globally by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Provide online training of the Greif Code of Business Conduct and Ethics to 100 percent of employees with access to computers by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Provide training and information on the Greif Anti-bribery Policy to 100 percent of employees for whom training is relevant by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • Provide online training of the Fair Treatment of Employees Policy to 100 percent of employees with access to computers and provide accessible and traceable information to all employees by the end of fiscal year 2025.
Invest in our people and teams to foster a strong culture of employee engagement and accountability.
Deliver industry leading customer service excellence to achieve superior customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Strive for and realize performance excellence and value creation.
Vision
In industrial packaging, be the best performing customer service company in the world.

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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.

141

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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