Sustainability

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Sustainability Goals

Reducing Our Footprint

Climate Strategy, Energy & Emissions

  • 2020 Goal: 10 percent reduction in energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of production, from a fiscal 2014 baseline.

Water

  • 2025 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.

Waste

  • 2025 Goal:  Divert 90 percent of waste from landfills from all Greif production facilities globally by the end of fiscal year 2025.

Supply Chain Management

  • 2025 Goal: 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.
  • 2025 Goal: 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.

Addressing Risk

Ethics & Compliance

  • 2025 Goal: 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.
  • 2025 Goal: 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.
  • 2025 Goal: 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.

Valuing Our People

Talent Attraction, Development, & Retention

  • 2025 Goal: 100 percent of permanent employees will participate in regular performance development discussions by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • 2025 Goal: Using fiscal year 2017 baseline, increase average hours of annual training per employee by 50 percent by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • 2025 Goal: 100 percent of employees will be covered by parental leave by the end of fiscal year 2025.

Health & Safety

  • 2025 Goal: Reduce Medical Case Rate by 10 percent annually to achieve 100 percent safety – Medical Case Rate Zero – in the long term.
  • 2025 Goal: Every plant will have a collaborative environmental health and safety committee consisting of both management and workers by the end of fiscal year 2025.

Human Rights & Fair Labor Practices

  • 2025 Goal: 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.
  • 2025 Goal: 100 percent of employees will be trained in human rights policies and procedures by the end of fiscal year 2025.
  • 2025 Goal: Using fiscal year 2017 baseline, increase the proportion of women in management positions by 25 percent by the end of fiscal year 2025.

8.4%

Emissions Intensity Reduction

Against our 2014 baseline in support of our 2020 goal.

47

Facilities Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill

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

0.95

Medical Case Rate

Our lowest in company history, down 73 percent since 2007.

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