Distributors who deliver products worldwide face complex challenges. Products and materials must be safe for team members, customers and the environment. Data and content on products help businesses stay compliant, and also provide valuable knowledge and insights to protect the environment, and the health and safety of workers and consumers.

As a distributor of products worldwide, it is our duty to ensure our supply chain operates responsibly, while providing the best support and resources to our suppliers and customers. For example, we work closely with suppliers to identify potential opportunities to minimize unnecessary packaging while reducing the risk of product damage during shipping. Our Supplier Packaging Guidelines, available to our U.S. and Grainger Global Sourcing suppliers, include best practices to help reduce damage and waste while maximizing recyclable materials. In addition, our Grainger boxes are made from 43 percent post-consumer content, certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and fully recyclable.

Learn more in our 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Update.