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Message from Leadership

In my 35 years in this industry, I’ve never been more proud of Grainger and its team members. As a business, we are evolving with the marketplace, while remaining true to the high standards our founder instilled nearly 90 years ago.

This year marks Grainger’s fourth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. Each year, we strive for the report to reflect our long-standing commitment to operating with integrity, while also illustrating our continued progress in areas such as environmental sustainability and ethical sourcing. We know stakeholders are increasingly interested in a company’s CSR practices, and we’re proud to provide this holistic review of our business practices and stewardship initiatives.

This year’s report includes information about Grainger’s operating standards and governance policies, as well as performance data that demonstrates our commitment to providing team members a safe, healthy workplace. It also offers an update on the growth and impact of our philanthropic programs and examples of how we are incorporating sustainability into the way we run our business.

In my 35 years in this industry, I’ve never been more proud of Grainger and its team members. As a business, we are evolving with the marketplace, while remaining true to the high standards our founder instilled nearly 90 years ago. We are staying focused on serving our customers while pushing ourselves to continually improve and innovate for the future.

The true test of a company’s values is the action it takes. At Grainger, we are committed to operating in a way that continues to earn the trust and respect of our customers, team members and communities.

 

Sincerely,

James T. Ryan
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
W.W. Grainger, Inc.