Grainger Employees

Focusing on what matters —

We Keep The World Working®

2024 Environmental, Social and Governance Report
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Our Approach

At Grainger, we benefit from nearly a century of experience as an MRO industry leader, a trusted employer and a community partner. We know we have a unique responsibility to use that expertise to do good by achieving our purpose – We Keep The World Working.®  We build our environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals into our business. Grainger’s Board of Directors, executive leadership team and senior leaders take an active role in our overall ESG strategy, from oversight and strategic direction to implementation. Our more than 26,000 team members are responsible for executing our priorities and following the behaviors outlined in our Grainger Edge principles every day.

“Whether supporting fulfilling careers and strengthening our inclusive culture for our team members, helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals or partnering in our communities to build a better future, we take our responsibility seriously to make the things that matter better.”
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D.G. Macpherson
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

2023 Highlights

The Grainger Team: Life at Grainger

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Average training hours per team member in North America
Classroom training
Workforce receiving career or skill-based training in North America
BCG Training
Global team members completed Business Conduct Guidelines training
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U.S. team member volunteer hours

ESG Program Focus Areas

Customer Sustainability Solutions
High-Touch Solutions U.S. Sustainability Solutions revenue
Diversity Solutions
High-Touch Solutions U.S. spend with all small businesses, including diverse-owned businesses1
Energy and Emissions
Reduction of Scope 1 & Scope 2 emissions since 2018
Progress towards achieving our new 50% Scope 1 & Scope 2 emissions reduction target for 2030, based on 2023 results
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Women team members globally
Diversity Solutions
Women on global executive leadership team
Energy and Emissions
Racially and ethnically diverse U.S. team members
Racially and ethnically diverse members on U.S. executive leadership team
U.S. Workplace Safety
Lost Time Injury Rate
Diversity Solutions
Total Recordable Incidence Rate
1. Federal government’s fiscal year ended September 30, 2023. All other data included on the page based on fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.
Grainger Culture

The Grainger Team: Life at Grainger

Grainger team members understand what matters to our customers, fellow team members, partners and communities and how to meet the needs of today with a relentless focus on long-term sustainability. We understand the value of a stable workforce and invest in our team so that ours is an inclusive and fulfilling place to work, including a commitment to DEI. Interested in joining the team? Download our full 2024 ESG report for details and go to “Learn More” for highlights of what you can expect.

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ESG Program Focus Areas

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Customer Sustainability Solutions

Our customers rely on Grainger to be their trusted partner in keeping their operations safe, sustainable and productive. That’s why we offer a combination of products, services and resources that address customers’ environmental and social sustainability needs while improving their overall productivity.
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Diversity Solutions

Grainger’s Diversity Solutions help customers meet their diversity goals or requirements through a strategic combination of our products, services and diversity expertise including our vetted network of diverse suppliers, resellers and service providers.
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Energy and Emissions

We believe sustainability and strong business performance are connected. Grainger is committed to environmental stewardship, operating its business and supply chain sustainably, and mitigating its climate impact. These initiatives both contribute to a greener planet and generate measurable financial results.
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Grainger, we know our differences and unique experiences make us stronger, that’s why we work to provide an equitable playing field so that all team members can succeed. From hiring and onboarding to training and development, Grainger builds DEI principles into our daily operations.
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Workplace Safety

When we say we focus on what matters, safety tops that list. Our customers trust us to have the right products and services to support their safety goals and we take great pride in modeling our safety expertise in our workplace, with our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program integrated into all aspects of business operations.
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ESG Leadership

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As of 2023, Grainger received an MSCI ESG Rating of AAA

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