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Grainger Releases 12th Annual ESG Report

Grainger's Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report highlights the industrial supply distributor's key priorities and initiatives.
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Lake Forest, Illinois-based industrial supplies distributor Grainger on July 10 released its 2023 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report for the 12th year.

The report, which covers the fiscal year that ended Dec. 31, 2022, highlights how Grainger’s culture directly supports its ESG initiatives. The report also emphasizes Grainger’s focus on four key priorities: customer sustainability solutions, supplier diversity, energy and emissions, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Highlights from the report include:

  • In 2022, Grainger’s portfolio of environmentally preferable products represented more than $1 billion in sales revenue.
  • Grainger’s programs, including the Reseller Diversity Program and the Supplier Diversity Program, provide support for small and minority-owned businesses, working with them as authorized resellers and suppliers to Grainger’s broadline offering.
  • Since 2018, the company has reduced global absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 26%, nearing its goal of a 30% reduction by 2030.
  • Grainger continues to reduce its distribution center waste year-over-year, reaching a 94% recycling rate across the U.S. network in 2022.
  • Grainger has sponsored eight Business Resource Groups to support diverse perspectives. In addition, the company expanded self-identification categories for team members to include gender and LGBTQ+ identity.

Grainger was No. 1 on MDM’s 2023 Top Industrial and MRO Distributors lists.

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