Environmental, Social and Governance

Grainger’s 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance Report
For nearly 100 years, Grainger has continued to make sure that the customers and businesses we serve have the products and services they need to remain safe, sustainable and productive. At Grainger, we integrate ESG initiatives into our strategy and daily operations at each level of the business to deliver long-term value to our stakeholders. We embrace sustainability within our organization and are dedicated to helping our customers achieve their own sustainability goals through our products, services and resources.
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D.G. Macpherson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer
D.G. Macpherson
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
“Our success is the result of a purpose-driven culture, one which calls on each of us to always do the right thing for our customers, the environment and each other.”

Our Near-Term Priority Highlights

Customer Sustainability Solutions

in Grainger High-Touch Solutions U.S. environmentally preferable product (EPP) sales

Supplier Diversity

spent by Grainger High-Touch Solutions U.S. on products from small businesses, including woman-, minority-, veteran-, LGBTQ+- and disabled person-owned businesses, as well as historically underutilized business zone (HUBZone) and disadvantaged businesses1
1 During the federal government’s fiscal year ended September 30, 2022.

Energy and Emissions

total global Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions reduction since 2018
Our current climate target, set in 2020, is to reduce global absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 30% by 2030, using a 2018 baseline. This target follows the medium-term goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and we have made steady progress toward achieving our target.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

women in leadership positions in the U.S. and Canada
racially and ethnically diverse team members in leadership positions in the U.S.
women directors serving on our board2
racially and ethnically diverse directors serving on our board2
2 This information is as disclosed in the 2023 Proxy Statement.
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Sustainability Solutions For Our Customers

Grainger’s products, services and resources provide value to our customers while also helping them achieve their sustainability goals.
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Grainger strives to operate its business and supply chain sustainably and takes proactive action to align our operations with our commitment to environmental responsibility.
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Grainger is committed to creating a safe, inclusive and rewarding workplace for our team members and to strengthening the communities in which we operate.
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Grainger is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. We strive to integrate ESG objectives into the daily operation of our business.
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Sustainability and ESG

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A - in 2023
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As of 2023, Grainger received an MSCI ESG Rating of AAA
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72 percentile
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Culture and Workplace

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