2020 Sustainability Report

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

Highlight Stories

100 Percent Recycled Paper for Fibre Drums

2020 Dempsey Award for Customer Service Excellence

A Lighter Approach

Achieving Waste Reduction through Customer Service Excellence

Added Value Regains Business for FPS Vietnam 

Advancing Renewable Energy

Better Branding with Drum 360

Celebrating Long-Term Accident Free Operations

Chairman’s Safety Excellence Award

CorrChoice Paper Coatings

Customer Collaboration for Improved Performance


Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employing Appropriate Insurance Strategies

Energy Efficiency in Production

Environmentally Smart (ES) Natural Paperboard 

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership

Expanding Cradle to Cradle Services with Investments and Joint Ventures

Fiber Recycling for the Flooring Industry

FPS In Turkey Receives ISO 27001 Certification

Gauge Improvement

GCUBE Connect: Real-time Tracking for your IBCs

Greif Champions Coin

Greif Hadımköy Reaches and Exceeds 90 Percent Waste Diversion Target

Greif Quality Day in Belgium

Greif Recognized with Bayer Partnership Award

Greif Riyadh Reduces Waste by Addressing Wastewater

Greif Scholarship Program

Greif Takes Majority Share in Tholu

Huayou Cobalt Supplier of the Year

Improving Our Wastewater

Knock Down Drums (KDD) for Remote Locations

Laser Markings on IBCs

Life Cycle Assessments

Lightweighting and Innovating the Shape of Jerrycans

Maintaining Our Commitments Through Natural Disasters

Pollinator Habitat Improvement Study

Rain Barrel Program Receives Stewardship Environmental Award

Real-time Quality Management

Reconditioning Conical Drums in Portugal

Reducing VOC’s Through Use of Water-Based Exterior Paints

Removing Solvents in IBC Printing

Replacement of Boiler with 10% Energy Efficiency Improvement

Sawdust Waste Recycling in Omsk

State of the Art Reconditioning Services in Lille

Sustainable Forest Management

Together for Sustainability

Transitioning to Electric Forklifts

Turning Waste to Fuel

Urgency and Innovation Reaffirms a Customer's Trust

Using Recycled Plastic in IBC Molding

Water Reduction at Our Baltimore, Ohio Mill

Working with Vendor-Customers to Provide Circular Solutions

Zero-Leak Program


Facilities Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill

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


Metric Tons of Virgin Materials Saved

Our reconditioning and reuse operations helped us remove over 70,000 metric tons of virgin steel, high-density polyethylene and wood from our supply chain in 2020.


Average Safety Training Hours

Each production colleague in our business receives safety training, ensuring our safety culture is understood and practiced every day.