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[post_content] => Greif has been awarded an A- score for environmental leadership by the non-profit organisation CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP operates a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage the impact they make on the environment. The A- leadership distinction outpaces the overall average of a B- score, along with the North America regional average of C on a scale from A to F.
"We are thrilled that our efforts in environmental sustainability have been recognized by CDP," says Pete Watson, president and CEO of Greif. "Environmental impact and management both factor strongly into the decisions we make as a company in the present and with our future strategy. We will continue to enhance our standing as a leader in environmental stewardship."
The organisation awards the highest ranking of A/A- to companies that, in comparison to industry peers, demonstrate a high degree of transparency and governance in environmental management and a thorough understanding of risks and opportunities related to climate change.
Meanwhile, the company’s rigid industrial packaging and services facility in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic reached a significant milestone last year, producing one million steel drums. Greif’s plant manufactures small, intermediate and large steel drums with volumes ranging from 32 litres to 216.5 litres. The product portfolio also includes internally coated drums and galvanized drums.
"Production of our one millionth drum is a huge testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. It reflects the success of our in-house manufacturing expertise and our focus on providing outstanding customer service,” says Roman Weiss, plant manager in Ústí. “We are really excited about the year ahead, and we are continually looking at new ideas to support and grow the delivery of high quality, industry-leading and cost-competitive products to our customers.”
EXPANDING THE TEAM
Greif has also recently boosted its sales team in Germany, appointing Sven Henigschmidt and Marco Mostert as area sales managers. “Sven and Marco’s appointments are in direct response to growing market opportunities in Germany,” says Christoph Ehling, Greif sales manager in Germany.
“Both bring a vast wealth of industrial experience and strong relationships with customers and decision makers. Their appointments will strengthen the commercial reach of Greif’s team, helping to both stimulate and grow new business while also servicing the important needs of our existing customers. While Greif has many strengths, including its diverse product portfolio and geographic footprint, we know it is our skilled people and our valuable customer relationships which ultimately underpins our success.”
Greif operates four production facilities across Germany, in Cologne, Hamburg, Mendig and Huckelhoven. Henigschmidt will be based out of Greif’s steel drum production facility in Hamburg, focusing on serving customers in northern Germany. Mostert will be based in Cologne and is responsible for a range of clients across the country. Mostert and Henigschmidt are both rejoining Greif following time outside of the company.
These key appointments follow several new additions to the Commercial team in Germany in recent months. Bernhard Hofmann was appointed to area sales manager and Sophie Hammermeister has joined as sales manager for reconditioning, as Greif continues to attract industry leading talent to support its ambitious growth plans.
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Greif has recently expanded its German sales team, while knocking up record Czech output and being recognised for its environmental leadership