On Track Together

At Greenbrier, our commitment to all our stakeholders demands that we conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards and carefully consider how we impact the environment and our communities.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports show how our five ESG priority areas—Safety, People, Environmental Sustainability, Governance & Ethics and Communities—drive our business decisions toward a more sustainable future.

These priorities reflect Greenbrier’s core values, supporting everything we do and every decision we make since our founding over 40 years ago.

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Safety

Employee safety is a core value at Greenbrier, and our employees are Greenbrier’s strongest safety champions. Together we take steps to reduce risks by improving working conditions, utilizing and obtaining appropriate tools and delivering training on how to minimize workplace risks.

This year, we:

  • Standardized safety practices across our domestic and international locations 
  • Worked one million hours without a single injury during fiscal 2021 at one of our largest manufacturing facilities

Environmental Sustainability

We’re committed to improving our sustainability performance, both by reducing our environmental footprint and by meeting or exceeding the ecological requirements in the countries where we operate.

This year, we:

  • Enabled the tracking of our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions at all of our locations worldwide
  • Used 47% recycled steel content in our freight railcars and marine barges
  • Reduced our water usage to 20 million gallons per year—the annual equivalent of a large high school

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Governance and Ethics

Greenbrier’s leadership is dedicated to sound governance strategies, including inclusive hiring practices and managing business and affairs for the benefit of our stakeholders.

This year, we:

  • Were recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving a high level of Board diversity
  • Achieved 25% racial and ethnic diversity at the Board level
  • Introduced an enterprise risk management system (ERM) for the first time to our operations

Social Improvement

Greenbrier is a proud and active member of the communities we work and live in. We demonstrate our values through our charitable giving and community enrichment programs.

This year, we:

  • Initiated IDEAL, our diversity, equity and inclusion program
  • Donated over $500,000 to a variety of non-profit organizations
  • Volunteered 10,300 hours
  • Piloted our inaugural volunteer time-off program (VTO)
  • Pledged over $50,000 to food banks to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis

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