2018 Sustainability Report

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Environmental Data

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Energy consumption within the organization

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Reduction of energy consumption

GRI
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Energy

 

FY 2014

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

Fy2018

Total Energy Consumption (MWh)

3,228,000

3,057,000

3,009,000

3,058,000

 3,103,200

Energy Reduction per Unit of Production

Baseline year

N/A

1.8%

3.1%

4.2%

Electricity Used (MWh)

 -

 -

848,000

859,000

861,000

Renewable Energy Used (Thousands of MWh)

 -

 -

3

 4

Energy Reductions Due to Reduction Initiatives (Scope 1, 2, and 3; gigajoules)

 -  - 15,000 

27,000

 32,000

 

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Energy consumption within the organization

GRI
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Fuel
 

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

Total Non-Renewable (gigajoules)

 -

5,138,000

5,470,000

 5,626,000

Coal/Lignite Used (Thousands of MT)

 -

0

0  0

Natural Gas Used (Thousands of m3)

 -

127,000

135,100  139,400

Crude Oil/Distillate Fuels (Including Diesel, #2 Fuel) Used (Thousands of m3)

 -

14,000

11,700  10,700

Renewables* (gigajoules)

 -

2,631,000

2,446,000

 2,446,000

Total Fuel (gigajoules)

 -

7,770,000 

7,916,000

 8,072,000

Total Fuel (Th Liters)

 -

 -

 -

 -
*Renewable fuel sources include bark, scrap wood and cardboard

 

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Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

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Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

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Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

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GHG emissions intensity

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Reduction of GHG emissions

GRI
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Emissions (Thousands of Metric Tons)

 

FY 2014*

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

Fy 2018

GHG Scope 1

362.3

322.5

345.7

367.7

 376.7

GHG Scope 2

496.0

438.6

446.7

416.0

 415.9

GHG Scope 3

251.5

221.9

2,927.0

3,089.0

 2,867.0

GHG Total

1,109.8

983.0

3,719.4

3,872.7

 3,659.6

% Reduction in Emissions per Unit of Production**

Baseline year

6.0%

2.0%

8.4%

 10.3%

GHG Intensity (Scope 1 and 2, total per $ revenue)

0.00020

0.00021

0.00025

0.00022

0.00021

Emission Reductions Due to Reduction Initiatives (Scope 1, 2, and 3)

 -

 -

Baseline year

25.0

 25.0

Percentage of the Company’s Operations That Are Covered in Its Disclosures on Emissions

 -

 -

100%

100%

 100%
Notes:
  1. Source: 2017 CDP submittal input data
  2. Emissions data accounts for CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6 and NF3
  3. Scope 3 emissions takes into account upstream transportation and distribution. In 2017, scope 3 was expanded to include purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel and energy related activities not included in Scope 1 and 2, including waste generated in operations, business travel, employee commuting and end of life treatment of sold products.
  4. Emission data is assured through Bureau Veritas.
*To standardize emissions and inform year-over-year progress toward our 2025 goal, our 2014 emissions data has been restated to correct several facilities’ eGRID regions. Total does not include 246,000 metric tons of CO2e from biogenic sources.
**Our percent reduction in emissions per unit of production dropped from FY 2015 to FY 2016 due to increased fugitive emissions from our Riverville, Virginia, paper mill and total emissions from our Massillon, Ohio, paper mill. Updated emissions and global warming potential factors also contributed to this change.

 

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Water withdrawal by source

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Water discharge by quality and destination

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Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff

GRI
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Water*

 

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018 

Water Withdrawal (Thousands of cubic meters)*

8,365.4

8,420.2

9,666.3

9,360.8 

Surface Water

 -  -

9,242.7

8,630.0 

Ground Water

 -  -

423.6

730.7 

Rainwater

 -  -  -  -

Wastewater

 - - -  -

Municipal Water

 -

 -  -  -

Wastewater Discharge (Thousands of cubic meters)**

8,255.1

7,961.4

8,983.2

9,316.2 

James River

 -  -

8,788.8

8,907.1 

City of Massillon

 -  -

191.6

407.1 

Tuscarawas River

 -  -

2.8

2.0 

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (Thousands of kg)

2,080.4

1,050.4

890.4

204.2

Total Suspended Solids (kg)

489,334

546,857

465,098

349,003

Phosphorus (kg)

5,517

5,728

4,991

6,617 

Production (MT)

637,000

665,000

690,000

713,336 

Consumption Rate (m3/MT)

13.1

12.7

14.0

13.1 

Notes:
  1. The data above is from Greif’s two paper mills, one of which is located in Riverville, Virginia, and the other in Massillon, Ohio. These two paper mills combined account for more than 90% of Greif’s global water footprint. They draw from the James River and onsite water wells, respectively.
*Evaporative losses estimated
**Water discharged to the James River comes from our Riverville mill and is treated with primary clarification, secondary clarification and aeration. Water discharged to the City of Massillon and the Tuscarawas River comes from our Massillon mill and is treated by anaerobic digestion. Quality of wastewater discharged from both mills meets permit requirements. There were no unplanned discharges at either mill. No discharged water was used by another organization.

 

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Waste by type and disposal method

GRI
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Waste Stream

 

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

Hazardous Waste (Thousands of Metric Tons)

Total Waste to Landfill

0.22

0.15

0.53

1.64

Waste to Landfill

0.22

0.15

0.53

1.29

Incinerated (no energy recovery)****

 -  -  -

0.35

Total Non-Landfill*

0.41

0.41

7.10

14.10

Incinerated (with energy recovery)**

 -

 -

1.20

3.37

Composted***

 -  -  -  -

Reused†

 -

 -

0.40

1.51

Reclaimed††

0.02

 -

0.19

0.22

Recycled†††

0.01

0.04

2.01

7.60

Miscellaneous (Non Landfill)††††

0.38

0.37

3.30

1.40

Total Hazardous Waste

0.63

0.56

7.64

15.74

Non-Hazardous Waste (Thousands of Metric Tons)

Total Waste to Landfill

41.17

45.20

57.40

54.59

Waste to Landfill Landfill

41.17

45.20

57.40

54.11

Incinerated (no energy recovery)****

 -  -  -

0.48

Total Non-Landfill*

40.83

51.90

161.80

257.22

Incinerated (with energy recovery)**

 -

 -

0.95

2.05

Composted***

 -

 -

15.28

0.35

Reused†

0.03

0.13

17.15

11.64

Reclaimed††

0.01

0.01

13.2

9.44

Recycled†††

9.8

9.1

111.86

232.00

Miscellaneous (Non Landfill)††††

31.02

42.64

3.38

2.05

Total Non-Hazardous Waste

82.00

97.10

219.20

311.81

Total Waste

82.63

97.66

226.84

327.55

Notes:
  1. In our 2015 Sustainability Report, we reported our waste stream for our RIPS North America business unit only. In 2016, we expanded our data collection to all of our North American business units. In 2017, we expanded our data collection to all global operations.
  2. In 2018, we reviewed our global data collection practices across our business. FY 2017 data has been restated as a result of standardizing units across regions.
*Non-Landfill: Includes chemical-physical, incineration with energy recovery, recycled, reused, reclaimed, composted and fuels blending treatment methods
**Incinerated (with energy recovery): Treatment method involving the combustion of solid waste that results in energy capture.
***Composted: Treatment method involving the biological decomposition of solid or liquid operational waste
**** Incinerated (no energy recovery): Treatment method involving the combustion of solid waste that does not result in energy capture.
†Recycled: Treatment method involving the separation, preparation and sale of recyclable materials to end-user manufacturers.
††Reused: Treatment method involving the use of a material for its original purpose multiple times
†††Reclaimed: Treatment method involving the process of extracting and converting materials from recycled materials to be used again.
†††† Miscellaneous (Non Landfill): All other treatment methods not mentioned previously, including Deep Well Injection and On-Site Storage, which were reported separately in 2017.

 

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Significant spills

GRI
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EarthMinded Life Cycle Services - Estimated Drums and IBCs Reconditioned*

 

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

Fy 2018 

Recycled

780,500

1,045,093

904,883

849,498 

Steel Drums

553,300

689,513

534,369

571,355 

Poly Drums

196,300

277,672

212,272

161,447 

IBCs

30,900

77,908

158,242

116,696 

Reconditioned

4,076,700

3,808,242

3,218,885

3,258,848 

Steel Drums

3,356,200

3,072,348

2,565,052

2,713,025 

Poly Drums

374,100

375,307

321,188

244,497 

IBCs

346,400

360,587

332,645

301,326 

Total Collected

4,857,200

4,853,335 

4,136,828

4,105,936 

Steel Drums

3,909,500

3,761,861

3,099,633

3,284,380 

Poly Drums

570,400

652,979

535,460

405,944 

IBCs

377,300 438,495

501,735

415,612 

Virgin Materials Saved by Reconditioning and Reuse (Metric Tons)**

 77,773

71,573

63,111

63,587 

Steel

70,198

65,743

56,200

57,664

High-Density Polyethylene

5,742

5,830

5,150

4,243

Wood

1,833

-

1,761

1,680

Virgin Materials Saved by Recycling (Metric Tons)**

 12,076

17,402

18,755

16,644

Steel

9,657

13,288

13,463

12,697

High-Density Polyethylene

2,297

3,817

4,580

3,385

Wood

122

297

712

562

Notes:

  1. Virgin Materials Saved by Reconditioning and Reuse data has been restated to standardize units across regions
*Estimated Drums and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) Recycled and Reconditioned (North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa)
**Estimates based on the quantity of reconditioned packaging and average packaging specifications (North America and Europe)
***Estimates based on the quantity of recycled packaging and average packaging specifications (North America and Europe)

 

rebu – estimated fibcs reconditioned (EMEA)*

 

FY 2015 

FY 2016

FY 2017

Fy 2018

Total FIBCs Collected

- -  -

316,324

Reconditioned

 -

 -

 -

224,418

Recycled

 -

 -

 -

91,906

Virgin Polyethylene Saved by Reconditioning and Reuse (Metric Tons)**

 -

 -

 -

516.2

Virgin Polyethylene Saved by Recycling (Metric Tons)***

 -

 -

 -

211.4

 *Estimated Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) Recycled and Reconditioned (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
**Estimates based on the quantity of reconditioned packaging and average packaging specifications (Europe)
***Estimates based on the quantity of recycled packaging and average packaging specifications (Europe)
Environmental Operational Policies

Climate Change Policy

Climate Strategy, Energy, & Emissions

Climate Change Risks Discussed

2018 10-K, page 16

Energy Efficiency Policy

Climate Strategy, Energy, & Emissions

Emissions Reduction Initiatives

Climate Strategy, Energy, & Emissions

Waste Reduction Policy

Waste

Water Policy

Water

Sustainable Packaging

Innovation, Supply Chain Management

Environmental Quality Management Policy

Environmental Management Systems

Environmental Supply Chain Management

Environmental Management Systems, Supply Chain Management

GRI Criteria Compliance

About Our Report

Biodiversity Policy

Biodiversity

 

Social Data

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New employee hires and employee turnover

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Average hours of training per year per employee

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Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

GRI
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Employment

 

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

Total Employees

-

-

13,171

13,066

Full Time

-

-

11,799

12,473

Part Time

-

-

175

151

Temporary

-

-

1,197

442

% Women in Management

 -

22.0%

17.0%

16%

% Women in Workforce

 -

24.0%

25.0%

24%

% Employees Unionized

 -

65.3%

49.7%

52.0%

New Employee Hires (Total)

3,917

2,467

2,925

2,941

Region

       

APAC

-

-

647

560

EMEA

-

-

991

1,279

LATAM

-

-

240

170

NA

-

-

1,047

932

Gender

       

Female

-

-

782

754

Male

-

-

2,143

2,187

Age

       

16–20

-

-

202

163

21–30

-

-

1,198

1,102

31–40

-

-

798

865

41–50

-

-

507

568

51–60

-

-

208

202

60+

-

-

12

31

Employee Attrition*

27.9%

21.8%

21.3%

24.3%

Region

       

APAC

-

-

20.2%

19.7%

EMEA

-

-

39.6%

40.0%

LATAM

-

-

8.0%

10.5%

NA

-

-

32.3%

29.8%

Length of Service

       

Less than 12 Months

-

-

50.2%

48.0%

More than 12 Months

-

-

49.8%

52.0%

Training Hours per employee**

 

  

 

Skillport (Greif Learning Network)

-

-

2

2.55

Leadership, Professional, Production

-

-

9.6

6

Percentage of Employees Receiving Regular Performance Reviews^

 -

90%

92%

85%

*Attrition by region and length of service given as percent of attrition for fiscal year.
**Average hours of training per unique participant. Data excludes safety training and local functional training. FY2017 data has been restated from the 2018 Sustainability Report to exclude this data. For more information on safety training, please see Health & Safety.
^Includes eligible professional, clerical and administrative employees. FY2016 data has been restated to reflect completion, not participation.

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Types of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities

GRI
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Employee Health & Safety

 

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

FY 2014

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018 

MCR*

1.86

1.59

1.49

1.45

1.2

0.96

0.95

0.98 

LWCR**

1.3

1.12

0.97

0.97

0.78

0.57

0.55

0.57 

*MCR, or Medical Case Rate, measures the number of recordable injuries per 100 full-time employees in a 12-month period.
**LWCR, or Lost Workday Case Rate, measures the number of recordable injuries resulting in lost workdays per 100 full-time employees in a 12-month period.

 

Social Operational Policies

Health and Safety Policy

Environmental Health and Safety Policy

Equal Opportunity Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Policy

Human Rights Policy

Human Rights Policy

Training Policy

Talent Management Policy

Business Ethics Policy

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Fair Remuneration Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Policy

Fair Treatment of Others Policy

Employee Protection/Whistle Blower Policy

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

Anti-Bribery Ethics Policy

Anti-Bribery and Sanctions Policy

Policy Against Child Labor

Child Labor Policy

 

Supply Chain

Social Supply Chain Management

Supplier Code of ConductConflict Minerals PolicyConflict Minerals Report

Supplier Guidelines Encompass ESG Areas; Publicly Disclosed

Supplier Code of Conduct

Product Data

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Incidents of non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services

GRI
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Product Quality

 

FY 2014

FY 2015

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

Corrective Action Rate (CAR)*

 -

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.0

Order Reliability Rate**

 -

99.6%

99.7%

99.8%

99.8%

Number of Customer Complaints***

672

593

433

389

350

*CAR measures customer complaints per 100,000 units produced
**Order Reliability Rate defines the rate of failure between orders produced and estimates non-compliance with voluntary codes. No regulatory failures or resultant fines have been identified.
***Data is for RIPS NA only

4.2%

Energy Intensity Reduction

Against our 2014 baseline in support of our 2020 goal.

0.98

Medical Case Rate

Down 72 percent since 2007.

79.6%

Reduction in Biochemical Oxygen Demand

Our efforts in water quality have allowed us to already meet our 10% reduction by 2025 goal.

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