CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2023 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), a leading broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that its Canada and Mexico businesses have earned Great Place to Work® Certification™ for the first time, and its U.S. business has earned the title for the third consecutive year. The Great Place to Work Certification recognizes employers who create an outstanding and consistent employee experience.
Receiving this distinguished certification is based on direct feedback from current team members through Great Place to Work’s annual survey. The vast majority, 92 percent, of team members surveyed this year deemed Grainger a great place to work – 35 percentage points higher than the average U.S. company, according to benchmarking data.
“We are honored to be named a Great Place to Work across North America for the first time,” said Grainger Chairman and CEO D.G. Macpherson. “Fulfilling our company purpose, We Keep the World Working, is only possible when our team members feel united around our culture and connected to the work we do. This recognition reflects our ongoing commitment to ensuring each team member has the opportunity to build a meaningful and fulfilling career with us.”
Ninety-six percent of surveyed team members feel that Grainger has a welcoming environment for new hires, and 92 percent feel management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Across its North American facilities, Grainger offers competitive benefits covering the emotional, financial, physical, and social wellbeing of team members and their families, including paid time off and holidays, an industry-leading retirement program, stress management solutions, and more. The company continues to invest in benefits that allow for more virtual and on-demand resources to meet everyone’s unique and evolving needs.
To read more of what team members said about why Grainger is a great workplace, visit Grainger’s Great Place to Work profile.
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2022 sales of $15.2 billion, is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. Grainger achieves its purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with innovative technology and deep customer relationships. The Company operates two business models. In the High-Touch Solutions segment, Grainger offers more than 2 million maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products and several services, such as technical support and inventory management. In the Endless Assortment segment, Zoro.com offers customers access to more than 11 million items, and MonotaRO.com provides more than 20 million items. For more information, visit invest.grainger.com.
About Great Place to Work Certification™
Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employee’s report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.
Republished from the Grainger corporate news webpage