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Board Governance Our Board, guided by the Operating Principles for the Board of Directors, is responsible for the overall stewardship and strategic direction of Grainger. Grainger is committed to having a diverse, experienced and vibrant Board. Grainger’s Board is currently comprised of 11 directors of varying experiences and backgrounds. Learn more about our Board governance in our 2020 Proxy Statement and in our Committee Charters available on our Investor Relations website.

CSR Governance The strategy and direction of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program is led by our CSR Working Group and CSR Advisory Council.

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Our CSR Working Group is currently chaired by our Vice President and President, Merchandising & Supplier Management. The group is composed of leaders and subject matter experts in targeted functional areas at Grainger. These individuals lead programs that support initiatives within our four CSR pillars—Ethics & Governance, Sustainability & Stewardship, Supply Chain and People & Purpose—and are responsible for implementing programs to drive progress toward our strategic goals.

Our CSR Advisory Council is comprised of senior leaders who have direct interaction with revenue-generating areas of the business. The primary objective of the group is to provide strategic guidance to the CSR program and to promote program initiatives throughout the organization.