Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, is seeing a continued rise in demand for its successful Greif Green Tool as companies proactively explore new ways to reduce their environmental footprint.
The Greif Green Tool, developed in 2010, is a flexible calculator that uses independent lifecycle data of Greif industrial packaging products. The tool is designed to help customers make informed decisions about which industrial packaging best suits their products and to achieve their sustainability goals.
Recent significant updates to the capabilities of the Greif Green Tool include enhanced analysis to allow detailed modeling, plant specific analysis and improved classification of Greif’s sustainable products and processes.
The Green Tool allows customers to review and compare the environmental impact of plastic drums, steel drums, IBCs, fibre drums and big bags specifically related to their business. Using a range of cross-functional data, such as geographic scope, product specifications and transportation, the Greif Green Tool allows multiple stakeholders within a business to discover shared improvement opportunities.
Results can be used to create an environmental baseline and help customers make meaningful comparisons between different packaging types and track their progress over time.
“As more companies develop sustainability goals, specifically carbon emissions goals, they start looking for ways to reduce their carbon impact, which includes the performance of their suppliers and the products they use”, said Aysu Katun, director of sustainability at Greif.
“The Greif Green Tool provides robust information for strategic decision making, in a very easy to use format. With strategic sustainability decisions involving bigger groups of senior leaders, Greif’s Green Tool can help multiple parties understand and agree on the need to change.”