Sustainability

arrow blue Committed to using financial, natural and human resources wisely Without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs

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Accreditations

Environment

Energy

Progress:

Since 2014, we have reduced energy by

per unit of production.

Goal:

10% reduction in energy per unit of production by the

end of fiscal year 2020, from a 2014 baseline.

Emissions

Progress:

Since 2014, we have reduced emissions by

per unit production.

Goal:

10% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of production by the end of fiscal year 2020, from a 2014 baseline.

Waste

Progress: Eight of our North American facilities achieved waste diversion from landfill of

four of which achieved 100% diversion from landfill.

Goal:

Achieve 90% waste diversion from landfills for all North American facilities by the end of fiscal year 2020.

Transportation

Greif’s SmartWay-approved carrier base accounts for 71% of miles traveled.

People

Greif places the utmost importance on protecting, engaging and developing a diverse workforce. More than 12,500 employees work in approximately 200  production, warehouse and office locations across 45 countries.

We focus our efforts on salient fundamental human rights issues including child labor, adherence to the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunity at the workplace, employees right to organize and freedom of organization.

Safety

In fiscal year 2016, we achieved our lowest ever medical case rate. We reduced our MCR by 20% from 2015 to 2016, and since 2007, we have reduced our MCR by 73%.

Diversity

Products highlights

NexDrum

NexDrum is produced with 15% less material and 12% CO2 emissions reduction.

GCube Bottle

GCube bottle is produced with 7% less material.

DoubleGreen Product Line

DoubleGreen product line includes one of the industry's first sustainable multilayer jerry cans and bottles made with polyethylene resin derived from sugarcane ethanol that exceeds 50% of the total packaging composition.

Key figures

200

Sites in 46+ countries

Our global reach is near you

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13,000

Employees

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

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140

Years of experience

For the past 140 years, the world’s most important products have travelled around the world in Greif industrial packaging

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