Grainger’s aspiration is to relentlessly expand our leadership position by being the go-to partner for people who build and run safe, sustainable, and productive operations. The Grainger principles are at the heart of how we work – with one another, our customers, suppliers, and communities. Our principles are start with the customer, act with intent, win as one team, embrace curiosity, compete with urgency, invest in our success, and do the right thing.
Grainger is the leading broadline distributor of MRO products and services, determined to Keep the World Working® through innovative solutions, strong customer relationships, and unparalleled service. While the way work gets done around the world continues to evolve, Grainger knows that partnership, passion, and serving with purpose are the drivers of success for our company. Since our founding, we have offered customers quality products and service, engaged our team members, and given back to our communities.
Grainger Chairman and CEO, D.G. Macpherson, joined leaders from more than 70 organizations as one of the first signatories of The Chicago Network Equity Principles, a campaign focused on advancing women leaders in the workplace to strive to achieve 50 percent representation of women in leadership positions by 2030. Signatories of The Equity Principles are empowering women to lead by creating workplaces that provide equal opportunities for women to pursue leadership positions, ultimately promoting a more productive and profitable workplace. Currently* at Grainger:
• Women represent 33% of our board of directors
• A female director chairs the Audit Committee
• Women represent 33% of our C-Suite
• Our CFO, CHRO, and President of GBU are women
• Approximately 39 percent are women and 34 percent are women in leadership positions within Grainger’s U.S. workforce
*based on 2022 company disclosures
Grainger has been named one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women™ in 2022 and continues to sponsor initiatives that make it a great place to work for women. Some of these initiatives include our Women’s Business Resource Group, our alliance with The Mom Project and the annual review of team member compensation in the U.S. to ensure we maintain consistent pay equity practices. Additionally, Grainger continues to invest in focused partnerships that will expand our diverse talent pool for specific roles. We have also engaged in a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to help identify diverse early career talent for our internship and full-time opportunities. These actions have helped Grainger sustain or increase overall representation in all measurable categories.