ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Greif is a global leader in industrial packaging products and services with approximately 244 production, warehouse and office locations across the globe. Our approximately 16,000 colleagues work in more than 40 countries, with our headquarters in Delaware, Ohio. During Fiscal Year 2021, we generated more than $5.56 billion in net sales. 

Products, Services & Customer Segments

GRI 102-4 | 102-6
102-4
Location of operations
102-6
Markets served

At Greif, we produce steel, plastic and fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, flexible products, containerboard, uncoated recycled paperboard, coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores, corrugated sheets, bulk corrugated boxes and a diverse mix of specialty products. The company also manufactures packaging accessories and provides filling, packaging and other services for a wide range of industries. 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.

Global Industrial Packaging

Products

Steel, fibre and plastic drums, IBCs, Flexible IBCs, closure systems for industrial packaging products, transit protection products, water bottles and reconditioned industrial containers

Services

Filling, logistics, warehousing and reconditioning

Markets

Chemicals, paints and pigments, food and beverage, petroleum, industrial coatings, agricultural, pharmaceutical and minerals

Paper Packaging

Products

Containerboard, corrugated sheets, corrugated containers and other corrugated and specialty products, uncoated recycled paperboard, coated recycled paperboard, tubes and cores and a diverse mix of specialty products

Services

Packaging services

Markets

Home appliances, small and industrial machinery, grocery products, building products, automotive components, books and furniture, advertising/retail and agricultural, construction products, recovered fiber, dry and frozen food packaging, adhesives

Land Management

Products

Timber, timberland and special use properties

Services

Timberland management, consulting, wildlife stewardship, recreation and wetlands mitigation bank development

Markets

Pulp and paper, sawmill, plywood and pole mills

COUNTRIES OF OPERATION*
North America Latin America Asia Pacific Europe Middle East Africa
Canada 1,3
Mexico1,2
United States1,2,3,4
Argentina1
Brazil1,2
Chile1,2
Colombia1
Costa Rica1
Guatemala1
China1
India2
Malaysia1
Singapore1
Vietnam1,2
Austria1
Belgium1
Czech Republic1
France1,2
Germany1,2
Greece1
Hungary1
Ireland2
Italy1
Netherlands1,2
Norway1
Poland1
Portugal1
Romania2
Russia1
Spain1
Sweden1
Turkey1,2
Ukraine2
United Kingdom1,2
Israel1
Saudi Arabia1
Algeria1
Egypt1
Kenya1
Morocco1
South Africa1

1 Global Industrial Packaging: Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services | 2 Global Industrial Packaging: Flexible Products & Services

3 Paper Packaging & Services | 4 Land Management

As of close of FY 2021

Our Workforce

GRI 102-8 | 102-41
102-8
Information on employees and other workers
102-41
Collective bargaining agreements
Employees by Region
Employees by Role
Permanent Employees
(96%)
Female Employees
(23%)
Women in Management
(16%)
International Senior Executives
(16%)

Unionized Employees by Region (Approximate Values)

Europe, the Middle East and Africa
(74%)
Latin America
(56%)
Asia Pacific
(28%)
North America
(22%)

SUSTAINABILITY HIGHLIGHTS

~16,000

Colleagues

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

145

Years of Experience

For the past 145 years, the world’s most important products have travelled around the world in Greif industrial packaging.