Corporate Social Responsibility

Thank you for taking an interest in Great Northern’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.

We would like to call your attention to these elements that really speak to our commitment to taking care of our team members and community.

Our Values. Great Northern was founded on four core values that drive our culture. They’re not just words; they are part of every team member’s DNA. We are all empowered to help our customers succeed, and when they do well, we’ll do well and share that success with our team and the communities we serve. Our four core values are:

Integrity – doing the right thing
Opportunities for Growth – bringing out our best every day
Entrepreneurial Spirit – innovative thinking and embracing change
Shared Future – committing to a future where we all win

Our Great Northern Cares Program. Great Northern Cares supports community initiatives that improve the quality of life for the communities where we work. This program demonstrates our team member’s commitment to a shared future for all when we donate our time, talents, and financial support to community organizations.

Our Environmental, Social and Governance Program. At Great Northern, we embed responsible business into all our actions. Our culture of responsibility allows us to successfully build and engage in strategic corporate social responsibility initiatives, making these actions our top priorities. This strategy requires dedication from all company team members. We embrace our responsibility to protecting the environment, and we encourage a continual positive impact through our policies surrounding ethics, labor and human rights, and sustainable procurement.

Responsible Product Design. Great Northern adheres to the highest industry benchmarks to meet and exceed expectations, a testament to our company’s sustainability initiative. These expectations drive our efforts to be more environmentally responsible in the way we design, manufacture and deliver our products. It offers added value for our customers who are looking for ways to differentiate their products with packaging that is designed to be sustainable.

External ESG Program Validation. We’ve taken things a step further, seeking evaluation externally, and we are proud that our sustainability efforts are audited annually and certified by third-party organizations. Earning and maintaining numerous certifications ensures we’re continually taking action toward improving our sustainability performance, and validates that we’re doing things in the right way.

Our Outside ESG Program Auditors

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Environmental Pillar

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Governance Pillar

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Access the Full Report

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Insight on Manufacturing Features Great Northern's ESG Approach

The increasing importance of ESG reporting and corporate social responsibility over the last several years has been largely consumer-driven. Check out this feature in Insight on Manufacturing to see how Great Northern has approached this crucial topic.

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?