Sustaining Our Environment

Grainger is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner
and continually works to reduce energy use and minimize waste in its operations.

Climate Change

cdplogo1 Grainger recognizes that climate change is a significant global issue, and the company is taking steps to more effectively manage its energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Grainger has participated in the CDP since 2009 and, in 2012, the company became the first industrial distributor to publicly disclose its carbon footprint. In 2015, the company earned 99 out of 100 in its disclosure score, which is determined by the company’s transparency.  The company received an A- rating for its performance score, which is a reflection of the company’s progress toward reducing GHG emissions. In addition, in 2015 Grainger was recognized on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for its strong disclosure score, a recognition given to organizations that score within the top 10 percent of all disclosing companies in the U.S.

Grainger CDP Scores

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Disclosure Score 42 62 66 73 93 91 99
Performance Score N/A C E C B B A-

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity
(Metric tons of CO2 equivalent/$1 million revenue)

Grainger has set a target to reduce its North American Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions per unit revenue by 33 percent from 2011 to 2020.

Data includes Grainger’s core business operations in North America.