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Packaging Sustainability Together

Continuing to advance our sustainability commitment to ensure a bright future for many generations to come.

Ole Rosgaard Introduces 2030 Sustainability Targets

Greif 2030 Sustainability Targets


These targets set specific and measurable goals that build on the company’s announcement in 2021 to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 28% by the end of the decade.

The broader sustainability focus for the company continues to be advancing a circular economy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and championing diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives.

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Target One: Waste


Reach Zero Waste to Landfill at 97% of its Production Facilities

By reducing, recycling, composting, reusing, and incinerating with energy recovery, Greif targets 97% of its production facilities achieving zero-waste to landfills by 2030.

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Target Two: Circularity


Make 100% of its Products Recyclable 

Working across a vast portfolio of raw materials and products, Greif recyclability targets will be benchmarked by weight, and consolidated at a company level.

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Achieve an Average of 60% Recycled Raw Material Content Across Products

Recycled content targets for Greif products are minimum averages benchmarked across a portfolio of materials and products by weight, consolidated at a company level.

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Attain Global Gender Pay Parity

Greif is on track to ensure colleagues receive equal pay for equal work by 2024 and is committed to maintaining gender pay parity.

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Target Five: Suppliers


Evaluate the Sustainability Performance for 80% of Total Spend with Suppliers

By aiming to increase the evaluation of the sustainability performance of its suppliers, Greif can have a greater impact across its value chain.

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Learn More About Our Commitment to Sustainability

We have issued annual sustainability reports since 2009. Visit the Greif sustainability website to learn more about our sustainability strategy and progress against our performance goals and sustainability commitments.

Sustainability Strategies

As a global manufacturer, our responsibility is to understand and work to minimize our environmental impact. Whether in our operations or supply chain, our sustainability agenda works to create sustainable value for our colleagues, customers, the environment, and all Greif stakeholders.


We integrate our climate strategy into all aspects of operations to ensure we are reducing emissions and combating climate change to our fullest extent.


Through process, materials and manufacturing innovations and commitment to divert used packaging from landfills, we work in collaboration with our stakeholders to reduce the environmental impact of our products and work towards a more circular economy.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We encourage and embrace our diversity of culture, language, location and thought in building a stronger workforce to serve our global customers.

Sustainability in Action


Creating materials from scratch has a significant impact on the environment. Contact us about our recycling services, including collecting paper, paperboard, and plastics, to developing custom solutions.


Give your products new life, avoid landfills, and reach sustainability goals. Greif's network of Life Cycle Service providers provides collection, cleaning, reconditioning services, and circular solutions.

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Green Tool

Both easy and cost-effective, the Greif Green Tool provides insight into the environmental impact of packaging used for fillers and emptiers. It makes local reporting seamless and empowers smart sustainability choices.


What do you do with your used packaging? Give it new life by recycling or reconditioning it. Contact us to discuss pick-up options and conditions across the U.S. and Europe.

Creating a circular economy

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