Sustainability Report 2020

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Performance overview

GRI 102-8 Information on employees and other workers

Employees by continent (2020)

 

 

2020

 

2020 (%)

Greiner employees

 

11,238

 

100%

Europe

 

9,554

 

86%

North America

 

695

 

6%

South America

 

372

 

3%

Asia

 

494

 

4%

Africa

 

123

 

1%

GRI 102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Suppliers and business partners with a Code of Conduct (by purchasing volumes)

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner Code of Conduct signed

 

33

 

39

 

40

 

%

Equivalent Code of Conduct signed

 

24

 

26

 

25

 

%

No Code of Conduct signed

 

43

 

35

 

35

 

%

Suppliers and business partners with a Code of Conduct in each division (by purchasing volumes)

 

 

Greiner Bio-One

 

Greiner Packaging

 

NEVEON

 

Greiner Extrusion

 

Unit

Greiner Code of Conduct signed

 

37

 

51

 

19

 

68

 

%

Equivalent Code of Conduct signed

 

42

 

21

 

16

 

0

 

%

No Code of Conduct signed

 

21

 

28

 

65

 

32

 

%

GRI 102-8 Information on employees and other workers

Total number of employees by employment type (2020)

 

 

Women
Full-time

 

Women
Part-time

 

Men
Full-time

 

Men
Part-time

Greiner

 

3,631 (88%)

 

507 (12%)

 

6,732 (97%)

 

209 (3%)

Greiner Bio-One

 

727 (77%)

 

211 (23%)

 

1,210 (93%)

 

94 (7%)

Greiner Packaging

 

1,724 (93%)

 

135 (7%)

 

2,991 (98%)

 

60 (2%)

NEVEON

 

1,068 (91%)

 

103 (9%)

 

1,952 (99%)

 

18 (1%)

Greiner Extrusion

 

68 (79%)

 

18 (21%)

 

514 (95%)

 

27 (5%)

Total number of employees by employment contract (2020)

 

 

Women
Permanent

 

Women
Temporary

 

Men
Permanent

 

Men
Temporary

Greiner

 

3,669 (89%)

 

470 (11%)

 

6,419 (92%)

 

522 (8%)

Greiner Bio-One

 

789 (84%)

 

149 (16%)

 

1,158 (89%)

 

146 (11%)

Greiner Packaging

 

1,662 (89%)

 

197 (11%)

 

2,902 (95%)

 

149 (5%)

NEVEON

 

1,051 (90%)

 

119 (10%)

 

1,752 (89%)

 

218 (11%)

Greiner Extrusion

 

82 (95%)

 

4 (5%)

 

531 (98%)

 

10 (2%)

GRI 301-1 Materials used by weight or volume

Total materials consumption

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

241,104

 

253,043

 

382,345

 

t

Greiner Bio-One

 

32,122

 

31,877

 

33,980

 

t

Greiner Packaging

 

181,995

 

196,138

 

198,141

 

t

NEVEON

 

26,227

 

24,267

 

149,578

 

t

Greiner Extrusion

 

760

 

762

 

646

 

t

GRI 301-2 Recycled input materials used

Proportion of secondary materials relative to total materials consumption

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

8

 

9

 

7

 

%

Greiner Bio-One

 

1

 

1

 

0

 

%

Greiner Packaging

 

7

 

7

 

7

 

%

NEVEON

 

27

 

38

 

7

 

%

Greiner Extrusion

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

%

GRI 302-1 Energy consumption within the organization

Total energy consumption

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

477,058

 

489,925

 

529,785

 

MWh

Greiner Bio-One

 

81,928

 

80,051

 

84,247

 

MWh

Greiner Packaging

 

341,784

 

353,208

 

351,712

 

MWh

NEVEON

 

39,290

 

42,057

 

80,246

 

MWh

Greiner Extrusion

 

12,262

 

12,218

 

11,287

 

MWh

Fuel consumption

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

81,995

 

90,232

 

98,191

 

MWh

Greiner Bio-One

 

2,898

 

3,031

 

2,176

 

MWh

Greiner Packaging

 

59,543

 

65,430

 

59,969

 

MWh

NEVEON

 

15,972

 

18,106

 

32,553

 

MWh

Greiner Extrusion

 

3,145

 

3,179

 

3,016

 

MWh

Electricity consumption

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

388,448

 

393,338

 

413,099

 

MWh

Greiner Bio-One

 

78,516

 

77,014

 

82,052

 

MWh

Greiner Packaging

 

277,170

 

282,828

 

286,685

 

MWh

NEVEON

 

22,831

 

23,395

 

35,134

 

MWh

Greiner Extrusion

 

9,092

 

9,013

 

8,244

 

MWh

Heating energy

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

3,846

 

3,802

 

15,854

 

MWh

Greiner Bio-One

 

166

 

5

 

18

 

MWh

Greiner Packaging

 

2,709

 

2,464

 

2,481

 

MWh

NEVEON

 

428

 

489

 

12,497

 

MWh

Greiner Extrusion

 

25

 

26

 

27

 

MWh

Cooling energy

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

2770

 

2554

 

2640

 

MWh

Greiner Bio-One

 

348

 

0

 

0

 

MWh

Greiner Packaging

 

2363

 

2486

 

2578

 

MWh

NEVEON

 

59

 

67

 

62

 

MWh

Greiner Extrusion

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

MWh

Electricity sold

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

11

 

11

 

11

 

MWh

Renewable electricity

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

84,013
(22%)

 

40,844
(10%)

 

106,828
(26%)

 

MWh (%)

Greiner Bio-One

 

31,891
(41%)

 

14,236
(18%)

 

43,858
(53%)

 

MWh (%)

Greiner Packaging

 

38,454
(14%)

 

19,709
(7%)

 

46,482
(16%)

 

MWh (%)

NEVEON

 

8,804
(39%)

 

4,491
(19%)

 

11,777
(34%)

 

MWh (%)

Greiner Extrusion

 

4,025
(44%)

 

1,986
(22%)

 

3,728
(45%)

 

MWh (%)

GRI 302-3 Energy intensity

Energy intensity

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

329

 

322

 

269

 

kWh/TEUR turnover

Greiner Bio-One

 

169

 

152

 

120

 

kWh/TEUR turnover

Greiner Packaging

 

497

 

501

 

508

 

kWh/TEUR turnover

NEVEON

 

203

 

200

 

158

 

kWh/TEUR turnover

Greiner Extrusion

 

138

 

141

 

150

 

kWh/TEUR turnover

GRI 302-4 Reduction of energy consumption
GRI 305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions

Energy savings

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

1,952
(942)

 

6,432
(3,047)

 

MWh
t CO2e

Greiner Bio-One

 

1,159
(501)

 

3,203
(1,332)

 

MWh
t CO2e

Greiner Packaging

 

794
(440)

 

2,897
(1,516)

 

MWh
t CO2e

NEVEON

 

0
(0)

 

332
(199)

 

MWh
t CO2e

Greiner Extrusion

 

0
(0)

 

0
(0)

 

MWh
t CO2e

GRI 303-3 Water withdrawal

Water withdrawal

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Surface water

 

9

 

9

 

10,368

 

m3

Groundwater

 

1,195,664

 

1,119,771

 

1,149,783

 

m3

Water from third parties

 

186,321

 

192,663

 

196,591

 

m3

Total water withdrawal

 

1,381,994

 

1,312,443

 

1,356,742

 

m3

GRI 303-4 Water discharge

Water discharge

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Surface water

 

14,959

 

13,458

 

12,526

 

m3

Groundwater

 

1,163,709

 

1,091,748

 

1,110,816

 

m3

Water from third parties

 

147,852

 

175,930

 

187,376

 

m3

Total water withdrawal

 

1,326,520

 

1,281,136

 

1,310,718

 

m3

Water discharge in water stressed areas

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Surface water

 

0

 

13,449

 

12,512

 

m3

Groundwater

 

272

 

6,478

 

3,603

 

m3

Water from third parties

 

39,824

 

65,592

 

77,409

 

m3

Total water withdrawal

 

40,096

 

85,519

 

93,524

 

m3

GRI 303-5 Water consumption

Water consumption

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Total water consumption

 

55,474

 

31,307

 

46,024

 

m3

GRI 305 Emissions Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3

Emissions Scope 1 & 2

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

157,729

 

166,978

 

162,016

 

t CO2e

Greiner Bio-One

 

15,898

 

20,807

 

13,070

 

t CO2e

Greiner Packaging

 

126,295

 

127,891

 

115,505

 

t CO2e

NEVEON

 

12,800

 

14,936

 

31,041

 

t CO2e

Greiner Extrusion

 

2,495

 

2,881

 

2,218

 

t CO2e

Greiner

 

 

Scope 1

 

Scope 2
(market-based)

 

Scope 2
(location-based)

 

Scope 3

 

Unit

2018

 

21,134

 

136,595

 

217,605

 

 

t CO2e

2019

 

23,539

 

143,440

 

221,938

 

 

t CO2e

2020

 

31,488

 

130,528

 

234,621

 

1,314,589

 

t CO2e

GRI 305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Emissions generated by our production materials and consumables

 

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

1,143,877

 

t CO2e

Greiner Bio-One

 

92,666

 

t CO2e

Greiner Packaging

 

405,829

 

t CO2e

NEVEON

 

641,792

 

t CO2e

Greiner Extrusion

 

3,591

 

t CO2e

Emissions generated by inbound logistics

 

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

37,525

 

t CO2e

Greiner Bio-One

 

4,961

 

t CO2e

Greiner Packaging

 

18,876

 

t CO2e

NEVEON

 

13,617

 

t CO2e

Greiner Extrusion

 

71

 

t CO2e

Emissions generated by outbound logistics

 

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

81,889

 

t CO2e

Greiner Bio-One

 

39,349

 

t CO2e

Greiner Packaging

 

19,517

 

t CO2e

NEVEON

 

13,865

 

t CO2e

Greiner Extrusion

 

9,158

 

t CO2e

Waste emissions

 

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

8,608

 

t CO2e

Greiner Bio-One

 

2,819

 

t CO2e

Greiner Packaging

 

3,156

 

t CO2e

NEVEON

 

2,427

 

t CO2e

Greiner Extrusion

 

205

 

t CO2e

GRI 305-4 GHG emissions intensity
GRI 305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions

Greiner

 

 

Specific CO2 emissions

 

Change versus 2018

2018

 

111 (kg CO2e / TEUR turnover)

 

 

2019

 

113 (kg CO2e / TEUR turnover)

 

1%

2020

 

84 (kg CO2e / TEUR turnover)

 

-24%

GRI 306-3 Waste generated

Total waste and waste type

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Total waste

 

19,984

 

21,485

 

25,461

 

t

Non-hazardous waste

 

19,493

 

21,082

 

24,415

 

t

Hazardous waste

 

491

 

403

 

1,045

 

t

Total waste by waste type

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner Bio-One

 

2,444

 

3,050

 

3,904

 

t

Hazardous waste

 

182

 

72

 

324

 

t

Non-hazardous waste

 

2,261

 

2,978

 

3,580

 

t

Greiner Packaging

 

10,396

 

10,070

 

9,866

 

t

Hazardous waste

 

151

 

186

 

364

 

t

Non-hazardous waste

 

10,245

 

9,884

 

9,503

 

t

NEVEON

 

5,956

 

7,236

 

10,630

 

t

Hazardous waste

 

59

 

75

 

305

 

t

Non-hazardous waste

 

5,898

 

7,160

 

10,324

 

t

Greiner Extrusion

 

1,188

 

1,130

 

1,060

 

t

Hazardous waste

 

100

 

70

 

52

 

t

Non-hazardous waste

 

1,088

 

1,060

 

1,008

 

t

Breakdown of non-hazardous waste

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

19,491

 

21,082

 

24,415

 

t

Wood waste

 

442

 

601

 

951

 

t

Plastic waste

 

6,980

 

9,374

 

10,087

 

t

Metal waste

 

822

 

868

 

1,014

 

t

Paper and card waste

 

2,299

 

2,579

 

3,625

 

t

PE foam

 

21

 

13

 

210

 

t

PU foam

 

254

 

739

 

1,841

 

t

Residual waste

 

1,237

 

3,868

 

3,939

 

t

Other waste

 

7,436

 

3,040

 

2,747

 

t

Total waste by disposal method

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

19,984

 

21,485

 

25,461

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

4,239

 

5,673

 

3,998

 

t

Landfilling

 

1,732

 

1,856

 

2,212

 

t

Recycling

 

8,799

 

7,691

 

10,604

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

5,214

 

6,265

 

8,647

 

t

Total waste by disposal method

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Disposal method unknown

 

21

 

26

 

16

 

%

Landfilling

 

9

 

9

 

9

 

%

Recycling

 

44

 

36

 

42

 

%

Thermal recovery

 

26

 

29

 

34

 

%

Non-hazardous waste by disposal method

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner Bio-One

 

2,978

 

3,580

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

328

 

477

 

t

Landfilling

 

196

 

183

 

t

Recycling

 

1,682

 

2,082

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

772

 

839

 

t

Greiner Packaging

 

9,884

 

9,503

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

4,303

 

2,031

 

t

Landfilling

 

625

 

773

 

t

Recycling

 

4,443

 

6,168

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

512

 

531

 

t

NEVEON

 

7,160

 

10,324

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

744

 

1,141

 

t

Landfilling

 

976

 

1,162

 

t

Recycling

 

641

 

1,303

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

4,800

 

6,719

 

t

Greiner Extrusion

 

1,060

 

1,008

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

45

 

8

 

t

Landfilling

 

42

 

70

 

t

Recycling

 

862

 

803

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

112

 

127

 

t

GRI 306-5 Waste directed to disposal

Hazardous waste by disposal method

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner Bio-One

 

72

 

324

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

48

 

14

 

t

Landfilling

 

16

 

24

 

t

Recycling

 

4

 

4

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

3

 

282

 

t

Greiner Packaging

 

186

 

364

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

116

 

93

 

t

Landfilling

 

0

 

0

 

t

Recycling

 

44

 

222

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

26

 

48

 

t

NEVEON

 

75

 

305

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

23

 

184

 

t

Landfilling

 

0

 

0

 

t

Recycling

 

15

 

22

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

38

 

99

 

t

Greiner Extrusion

 

70

 

52

 

t

Disposal method unknown

 

67

 

49

 

t

Landfilling

 

0

 

0

 

t

Recycling

 

0

 

0

 

t

Thermal recovery

 

3

 

2

 

t

GRI 308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
GRI 308-2 Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
GRI 414-1 New suppliers that were screened using social criteria
GRI 414-2 Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Supplier assessments by Greiner Packaging

 

 

2019

 

2020

Number of suppliers assessed

 

19

 

49

Suppliers assessed from risk countries

 

8

 

28

Average EcoVadis overall score

 

n/a

 

55.4

Suppliers identified with significant current and potentially negative environmental impact

 

n/a

 

1

Suppliers identified with significant current and potentially negative social impact

 

n/a

 

1

Suppliers identified with significant current and potential ethical impact

 

n/a

 

1

Suppliers identified with significant current and potentially negative impact in sustainable procurement

 

n/a

 

3

GRI 401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover

Turnover rate

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

All employees

 

24

 

19

 

%

Women

 

26

 

20

 

%

Men

 

23

 

18

 

%

Hiring rate

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

All employees

 

29

 

20

 

%

Women

 

33

 

24

 

%

Men

 

27

 

18

 

%

GRI 403-1 Occupational health and safety management system

Number of sites with ISO 45001

 

 

2019

 

2020

Greiner Bio-One

 

0 of 9

 

0 of 9

Greiner Packaging

 

1 of 23

 

1 of 23

NEVEON

 

2 of 15

 

3 of 23

Greiner Extrusion

 

0 of 8

 

0 of 8

GRI 403-9 Work-related injuries

Accidents

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

Total number of accidents

 

490

 

575

 

519

Minor accidents

 

242

 

324

 

265

Serious accidents

 

212

 

221

 

224

Accidents on the way to work

 

36

 

30

 

30

Frequency of serious accidents per one million hours worked

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

Frequency of accidents

 

12.68

 

12.02

 

11.59

GRI 404-1 Average hours of training per year per employee

Further education hours per employee

 

 

2020

Greiner

 

8

Greiner Bio-One

 

6

Greiner Packaging

 

13

NEVEON

 

6

Greiner Extrusion

 

6

GRI 404-3 Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Performance review

 

 

2020

 

Unit

All employees

 

64

 

%

Women

 

70

 

%

Men

 

60

 

%

Performance review

 

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner Bio-One

 

65

 

%

Greiner Packaging

 

69

 

%

NEVEON

 

60

 

%

Greiner Extrusion

 

39

 

%

GRI 102-8 Information on employees and other workers
GRI 405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Breakdown of employees by employment relationship

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Direct employees

 

93

 

95

 

94

 

%

Indirect employees

 

7

 

5

 

6

 

%

Breakdown of employees by age group

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Employees under the age of 30

 

23

 

22

 

19

 

%

Employees 30–50 years old

 

57

 

57

 

58

 

%

Employees over the age of 50

 

2

 

22

 

23

 

%

Distribution of men and women by division

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

Greiner Bio-One

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women

 

824

 

892

 

939

Men

 

1,241

 

1,258

 

1,303

Greiner Packaging

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women

 

1,862

 

1,921

 

1,906

Men

 

3,175

 

3,244

 

3,163

NEVEON

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women

 

849

 

734

 

1,170

Men

 

985

 

888

 

1,970

Greiner Extrusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women

 

107

 

94

 

86

Men

 

644

 

603

 

541

Share of women per work area

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Administration

 

43

 

44

 

43

 

%

Production

 

36

 

36

 

35

 

%

Women in management positions

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Greiner

 

25

 

27

 

27

 

%

Greiner Bio-One

 

25

 

30

 

31

 

%

Greiner Packaging

 

23

 

26

 

27

 

%

NEVEON

 

34

 

31

 

25

 

%

Greiner Extrusion

 

13

 

15

 

17

 

%

GRI 408-1 Operations and suppliers at significant risk for incidents of child labor

Total purchasing volume by risk and non-risk country

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

 

Unit

Risk countries

 

18

 

19

 

17

 

%

Non-risk countries

 

82

 

81

 

83

 

%

Material topic: Community

Number of supported projects

 

 

2018

 

2019

 

2020

Greiner (funded by HQ)

 

60

 

129

 

81

Greiner Bio-One

 

92

 

98

 

44

Greiner Packaging

 

79

 

78

 

92

NEVEON

 

15

 

24

 

14

Greiner Extrusion

 

15

 

21

 

11