ABOUT THIS REPORT (SCOPE)
While Grainger’s CSR commitments are global, this report is primarily focused on the company’s operations in North America. These operations currently represent the majority of Grainger’s business based on percentage of revenue, scope of operations and number of team members. Where applicable, the specific geography is noted in the relevant footnotes to that data.
Grainger seeks validation of its greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, waste generation and water consumption data from Bureau Veritas, an independent third party. In addition, Grainger’s Environmental Health and Safety team received validation from Environ International Corporation for their safety reporting process in 2014.