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Packaging Sustainability Together

Continuing to advance our sustainability commitment for the benefit of future generations.

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.

A Message From Peter G. Watson,
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

At Greif, we are committed to being a conscientious global citizen, a responsive community neighbor and a responsible steward of our natural resources. As a packaging leader, it is our responsibility to safeguard the resources provided to us and to minimize our impact on the environment. We will continue to seek out ways to advance our sustainability commitment for the benefit of future generations.

Peter G. Watson

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.

Our Sustainability Goals

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28% reduction in scope 1
and 2 emissions by 2030 from a 2019 baseline.

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

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100% of colleagues will be covered by parental leave by the end of fiscal year 2025.

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Reduce Medical Case Rate by 10 percent annually to achieve 100 percent safety (Medical Case Rate Zero) in the long term.

Sustainability Services


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 for rigid and flexible industrial packaging products.

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.

Sustainability Accreditation and Awards

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Creating a circular economy

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