Delivering measurable value through sustainable efforts

 

For us, 2019 was a year of progress. Our sustainability efforts — both internally and in collaboration with our customers — have gained momentum, and our team is using that momentum to create positive change for our company, our customers and our communities. Download our 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more about our goals and initiatives.

 

Planning for a more sustainable future

 

We know that the steps we take to protect our planet over the next five to 10 years will be critical. That’s why we’re committed to finding new solutions for our customers and facilities today, while working toward our long-term sustainability goals. These goals include:

  • Reducing energy usage by up to 5% in 2020, as part of an overall 25% energy reduction by 2028
  • Increasing our use of PCR, including ocean-bound plastic, by incorporating an average of 20% PCR across all bottles by 2025
  • Conducting more than 25 life-cycle assessments to help communicate the value of sustainability to our customers in 2020
  • Innovating to provide product lightweighting, durability and reusability
  • Continuing to design for recyclability across all products to achieve our goal of 100% recyclability by 2025

Reflecting on a year of progress

 

In 2019, we took many important steps toward our long-term goals, including increasing our use of recylced materials, embracing sustainable manufacturing practices and promoting good recycling habits.

Design for Recyclability

56%

increase in the use of rPET
content

Partnership

6%

overall reduction in energy
usage

Recycle

66.7 Million

pounds of HDPE PCR
content consumed

Innovation

375 Million

containers diverted from
landfills

Efficiency

25%+

ocean-bound PCR content
in a single bottle

Carbon-Footprint

19.4%

combined decrease in
scope 1&2 GHG emissions

Understanding what drives us

 

At Graham, our efforts to develop more sustainable packaging solutions are shaped by three key factors

 

Customer Satisfaction

Working to always be the partner of choice by helping customers meet their sustainability goals now and in the future

 

Graham Benchmarks

Increasing our R&D efforts, hiring the best talent and developing innovative processes and technologies to help us reach internal targets

 

New Regulation

Positioning ourselves for the future through strong sustainability partnerships and continuous improvement initiatives

Download the 2019 Sustainability Report to see how these areas of focus have influenced us on our path to being a sustainability leader.

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We see the adoption of sustainable packaging as both a challenge and an opportunity — one that must be faced openly and responsibly to meet the needs of consumers, our customers and the environment.
 
Tracee Auld
Chief Sustainability Officer
 

Recognizing our commitment

 

We were honored by Business Intelligence Group as the only plastic packaging company to receive an award in their Sustainability Leadership (Organization) category. This 2019 Sustainability Award recognizes our sustainability vision and the steps we’re taking toward achieving it.

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Sustainability Award

Continuing the work

 

2020 brings us new opportunities to meet both our qualitative and quantitative sustainability goals. These short-term initiatives play a vital role in helping us stay true to our overall sustainability strategy.

5%

energy reduction

10%

average PCR use

25+

life-cycle
assessments

98%

recyclability

Read more about our 2020 targets and other initiative-specific goals when you download the report.

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Reviewing where we've been

 

To see Sustainability reports from previous years, simply download the report you would like to view.

Graham Sustainability Report 2019

2019 Sustainability Report

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Graham Sustainability Report 2018

2018 Sustainability Report

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