Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is one of the founding principles that guide our business. It is an integral part of The Greif Way, of who we are, how we operate and how we see the future.
As a multi-national company, our ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world, both in the marketplace and in the workplace, is critical to our success and sustainability. We have over 13,000 employees working in over 50 countries across the globe. Our commitment to diversity enables us to be creative, competitive and thrive in our environment, as we deliver safe and reliable industrial packaging products and services to our customers.
Our approach to diversity is based on our Equal Employment and Diversity Policy. We honor individuality, human dignity and equality. We strive to draw from as wide a talent pool as possible and create an inclusive working environment where differences are valued and where everyone has the opportunity to develop their skills and talents. We work hard to foster an environment that encourages and allows all employees to contribute ideas, seek challenges, assume leadership and achieve their personal goals.
Percent of Total Workforce
Percent in Management
International Proportion of Senior Executives
(CEO and two levels of direct reports)
68% U.S. Executives
32% Non-U.S. Executives
What does the Greif Way mean to our employees?
Timothy Bergwall, USA
"Treating people like you want to be treated, and finding ways to support and help each other for the greater good and above all else being honest, sincere, and humble, all the time."
Chu Huihua, China
"The Greif Way means Quality Assurance and commitment to continuous improvement. I incorporate The Greif Way into my work every day by paying attention to details and improving the quality of our products."
Michelle Burkhalter, USA
"I like to incorporate the Greif Way, by making a difference and raising a standard of honesty and quality. This includes my daily duties at Greif, activities I am involved in, and people I interact with day to day."
Flávio Carneiro, Brazil
"I incorporate it in my relationship with the company’s staff, suppliers, customers and all people with whom I have contact. It is something that has to be in our DNA, something natural like breathing, something that is so deeply-rooted in our daily lives that we end up not
Oscar Urango, Colombia
"Oscar gets serious about sustainability by “working consciously under Colombian environmental laws, auditing processes and giving proper handling and disposal of the waste we generate."
Pedro Oliverio, USA
Pedro promotes the Greif Way every day. “Enforcing our beliefs with a positive attitude is key to achieving our quality and safety goals. I strive to keep a positive attitude towards myself and my coworkers."
Mandy Wade, USA
"The Greif Way is a way of behaving whether you are at work or at home. It is about being a good person, caring for others and always doing the right thing, no matter what others do. The Golden Rule is: Treat others as you would like to be treated. You have to be the difference that you want to see in others."
Miguel Angel Caspeta López, Mexico
"The Greif Way is a mixture of values and principles that we must follow in order to achieve the best practices in and outside of the company, which will make us succeed every day."
David Roussin, USA
"I incorporate the Greif Way in my daily work by evaluating each job for safety before and during the work. I look for ways to make each job easier and safer while keeping cost in consideration to minimize downtime and increase productivity."
"Following the Greif Way, I treat customers as friends and listen to customers’ needs to find out what else we can do to help our customers promote their products and solve problems. What we do represents what Greif is, therefore, trying our best to keep high performance is not only beneficial to us, but also to our customers."
Gabriel Velasquez, USA
"A large company like Greif is like a very large family that is spread out all over the world. With that many people, we need a set of guidelines to help us all stay on the same track. Just like a set of rules in a family, The Greif Way is a manual for how we behave and treat others every day. We are honest and take responsibility for ourselves and any mistakes we might make. Above all, we take good care of each other."