Grainger at a Glance

Grainger works to create unique value for customers, regardless of size, and ensure an effortless experience along the way. The result: customers get what they need, when they need it, which means less time spent looking for and ordering products, and more time spent on the task at hand. After 90 years of serving customers, Grainger has seen its fair share of challenges right along with them, and the company has the experience and knowhow of a superior team to serve them best. When a customer comes to Grainger, they know we have them covered, regardless of challenge.


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.