Graham Packaging Releases 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

Press release submitted on behalf of Graham Packaging

Graham Packaging, an industry leader in rigid plastic packaging, announces the release of its 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. This report highlights the company’s progress, performance and initiatives related to sustainability, social priorities and corporate responsibility.

“At Graham Packaging, we are committed to building a sustainable future,” said Bob
Pyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Graham Packaging. “Our dedication to
sustainability, inclusivity, and transparency is not just about improving our own carbon
footprint. It’s also about supporting our customers in achieving their sustainability goals.”

Highlights of the report include:

  • Success with a Safety First approach resulted in the lowest number of
    recordable safety incidents (at 29 incidents over more than 7 million hours
    worked and more than 5,000 employees) in company history for the second year
    in a row.
  • No.1 ESG ranking in the Containers & Packaging industry by Morningstar
    Sustainalytics. Graham’s negligible-risk rating of 9.6 is a testament to the
    relentless dedication, innovative thinking and culture of responsibility among its
  • Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approved greenhouse gas
    emissions reduction targets, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to
    sustainability and reducing the impact on the environment.
  • GHG emissions reduction of 20% from a 2020 baseline.
  • Commercialization of Graham’s patented AccuStrength™ lightweighting
    technology at up to 15% lighter than traditional bottles.

Continued investment in people by focusing on employee health, safety and
wellbeing, DEI, and employee attraction, training and retention. Progress across
each of those impact areas has been driven by Graham’s Blue Culture of excellence and accountability, launched in 2022.

“As a People, Planet and Values-Focused company, we are continuously working to integrate sustainability into our strategies, operations and culture,” said Tracee Auld, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer. “This report reflects our steadfast commitment to driving meaningful change by providing transparent data on performance and progress, solidifying our leadership in sustainable manufacturing.”