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Demographics In 2019, Grainger employed approximately 25,000 people worldwide: 84 percent of our team members are based in North America, 11 percent in Europe, 2 percent in Asia Pacific and 3 percent in Central and South America. Within Grainger’s U.S. workforce, approximately 38.1 percent are women and 32.7 percent are women in leadership positions. Grainger’s U.S. workforce was comprised of 34.5 percent racially and ethnically diverse team members overall and 21.6 percent racially and ethnically diverse leaders.

Gender Equity DG Macpherson, Chairman and CEO, recently joined leaders from more than 70 organizations in supporting The Chicago Network Equity Principles, a campaign focused on advancing women leaders in the workplace to achieve 50 percent representation of women in leadership positions by 2030. Signatories of The Equity Principles are empowering women to lead by creating workplaces that provide equal opportunities for women to pursue leadership positions, define their own professional success and promote a more productive and profitable workplace.

Pay Equity With the support of a third party, Grainger has reviewed the compensation of U.S. employees to ensure consistent pay practices. We are pleased to confirm that our 2019 review, which assessed relevant factors in our compensation practices, found no evidence of systemic pay inequity across our workforce. We remain committed to providing fair and equitable pay and will perform this review on an annual basis.

Business Resources Groups Grainger has nine Business Resource Groups (BRGs) that drive excellence in recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse talent, provide insight into diverse communities, and collaborate on innovative solutions to challenging business problems. These groups provide peer support and mentoring opportunities, in addition to raising awareness through a variety of discussion groups and activities that are open to all.

Our BRGs

  • Administrative Business Partner
  • African American
  • Asian-Pacific Islander
  • Disability
  • Equality Alliance
  • Generational
  • Latino
  • Veterans and Military Supporters
  • Women’s