We are the go-to partner for people who seek to build and run safe, sustainable and productive operations.
To guide customers toward sustainability solutions that may meet their needs, Grainger has developed a Sustainability Solutions landing page on our website.
Read more about our sustainability solutions in our 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.
Grainger provides environmentally-focused solutions through our sustainability offering, including environmentally preferable products1 and sustainability services. Grainger offers a number of sustainability services that cover areas of energy, waste, water and air quality management through third-party service providers.
Grainger provides environmentally-focused solutions through our sustainability offering, including environmentally preferable products (EPP)1 and sustainability services. In 2022, our overall Grainger High-Touch Solutions U.S. EPP revenue was more than $1 billion, which represented an increase from the previous year. Grainger offers a number of sustainability services that cover areas of energy, waste, water and air quality management through third-party service providers.
Grainger’s Diversity Solutions Programs assist customers in diversifying their supply chains and promoting the growth of underrepresented supplier groups in the United States. Grainger has more than 20 years of experience partnering with small and diverse businesses through two core programs: Grainger’s Tier 1 Reseller Diversity program and Grainger’s Tier 2 Supplier Diversity program.
Grainger’s Emergency Management Program is the local support with national reach that customers can rely on before, during and after an incident. From severe weather to pandemics, Grainger’s Emergency Management Program helps communities prepare for the expected and unexpected through a nationwide logistics network; emergency support teams; faster response, repair and recovery times; and relationships with local, regional and national authorities.
In addition to our environmental products and services offering, Grainger embeds sustainability practices into our comprehensive offerings that drive value for the customer and support their sustainability goals. Some examples of this include: transportation and shipping efficiencies, sustainable packaging, Keepstock® and other value-added services provided by Grainger’s specialist teams.
As part of our sustainability services offering, we are able to help customers achieve their sustainability goals. One recent example of this is Grainger’s engagement with a large container-terminal operator that was in search of an opportunity to offset fossil fuel-based energy use, enhance its energy grid and reduce cost. Through one of the third-party service providers included in our sustainability services offering, the customer has purchased and will install more than 300 solar panels. The installation is projected to realize a nearly 480% return on investment (ROI). Over the next 20 years, the system is expected to do more than just save money. It is expected to result in:
During Hurricane Ian in 2022, Grainger supported the community to prepare for, respond to and recover from the hurricane.
Before Ian made landfall, Grainger evaluated inventory, moved high-demand product into market and was ready to meet customers’ planning needs. Florida state and local governments purchased generators, sandbags, water and sheltering supplies in anticipation of Hurricane Ian. Grainger activated our internal Emergency Response Team to support the planning and eventual response and recovery needs of Florida customers.
Grainger was asked to participate in the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC), shoulder-to-shoulder with emergency professionals. During Ian, four Grainger team members worked shifts in Florida's EOC to meet the critical and high volume demands of the state and local government.
During the recovery and restoration efforts, the Grainger team remained onsite to partner with impacted customers. Grainger supported staging and logistics efforts and ensured distribution of critical supplies, such as hygiene kits, tarps, personal protective equipment (PPE) and chainsaws.