Awards and Recognitions


2014
  • Grainger recognized as the 13th largest e-retailer in the U.S. and Canada by Internet Retailer
2013
  • Grainger named to the Internet Retailer Social 500 list (#470)
  • Grainger earned the Mobile Hot 10 distinction by Internet Retailer
  • Grainger named to the Chicago Tribune 2013 Top Workplaces (#11, Large Companies)
  • Grainger named to the 2013 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list (January)
  • Grainger recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as having the top IR team in the capital goods/industrials sector, as voted by the sell-side (March)
  • Senior Director of Investor Relations William D. Chapman recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as the top IR professional in the capital goods/industrials sector, as voted by the sell-side (March)
2012201120102009
  • Named to InformationWeek's 2009 Most Innovative Business Technology Organizations - InformationWeek (2009)
  • Named one of the Fortune 40 Best Stocks to Retire On - Fortune (2009)
  • Named one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology - Computerworld (2009)
  • Ranked one of the World's Most Admired Companies, No. 2 in Wholesalers: Diversified category - Fortune (2009)
  • United States Postal Service Supplier Performance Award
  • United States Postal Service Council Excellence Award
  • Ranked No. 4, Industrial Distribution Big 50 – Industrial Distribution Magazine
  • PPG Industries, Excellent Supplier Award
  • The Boeing Company, Boeing Silver Star Supplier of the Year Award
  • Prime Advantage, Top Ten Supplier Award
  • AmericCold Logistics, Supplier of the Year Award
  • Alstrom Corporation, Outstanding Performance for a Distributor Award
2008
  • Ranked No. 2, World’s Most Admired Companies, Diversified Wholesalers - Fortune
  • American Red Cross Good Neighbor Award (Baltimore, MD and Cincinnati, OH)
  • City of Baltimore Mayor’s Business Award (MD)
  • No. 1, Facilities Management Services, Readers’ Choice Award - Today’s Facility Manager
  • The Boeing Company, Gold Star Supplier of the Year Award
  • HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Top 10 Supplier Award
  • H.J. Heinz Company, Supplier of the Year and Cost Savings Pyramid Builder Awards
  • Owens Corning, National Supplier of the Year
  • Premier Inc., Premier Performance Award
  • McKesson Corporation, Most Incremental Value Award
  • MedAssets, Platinum Supplier Award
2007
  • No. 3, America's Most Admired Companies, Diversified Wholesalers - Fortune (March 19, 2007)
  • Named one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies - Forbes (March 2007)
  • Ranked one of America's Safest Companies - Occupational Hazards Magazine (2007)
  • MCM Top 100 - Multichannel Merchant (July 2007)
  • No. 4, Big 50 Distributors - Industrial Distribution (June 2007)
  • No. 67, 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2007 - Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine
  • Henry P. Davison Heritage of Service Award for community service excellence 2007 – American Red Cross
  • TopSource LLC, Supplier Excellence Award
2006
  • Grainger honored with a 2006 Supplier Performance Award from the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Grainger received ARPAC's Gold Partnership Award for 2006.
  • Grainger received SYSCO Corporation's Facilities 2006 Operations Supplier of the Year award.
  • Grainger ranked one of BtoB magazine's "10 Great Web Sites" (Sept. 11, 2006)
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2006 – Business Ethics
  • Grainger ranked number 391 on the 2006 Fortune 500 list. Grainger was ranked sixth among Diversified Wholesalers.
  • No. 93, 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2006 – Business Ethics
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  • Grainger was named to list of Most Admired Companies in 2002, 2005 and 2006 – Forbes
  • Super 500, America’s Top Companies – Forbes
  • Leading Companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list – Forbes
  • America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies - Forbes
  • Fortune 500, America’s Top Companies – Fortune
  • Top 25 Military-Friendly Employers – G.I. Jobs Magazine
  • Global 1000, The World’s Most Valuable Companies – BusinessWeek
  • Circle of Humanitarians Award, 2004, 2005 – American Red Cross
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in IT – ComputerWorld
  • No. 6, The 50 Best Companies to Sell For - Selling Power
  • No. 78, Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in IT – ComputerWorld
  • No. 3, the BIG 50 – Industrial Distribution
  • No. 2, Top 10 Electrical Distributors – Industrial Distribution
  • No. 1132, Leading Companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list – Forbes
  • No. 328, Corebrands’ list of value of brand equity
  • No. 142, Barron's 500 America's Best Companies – Barrons
  • Grainger won the coveted "Most Prepared Supplier Award" at the PRIME Advantage conference.
  • Grainger receives the Championing Diversity Award, from Limited Logistics Services, an award given in recognition of Limited Brands Associates and suppliers who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to furthering the Supplier Diversity initiative.
  • Grainger receives the 2005 MASTAR award from building products manufacturer Masco Corporation.
  • No. 2, 2005 Big 50 Distributors - Industrial Distribution Magazine
  • No. 258, Ranking - S&P 500
  • No. 1132, Largest Companies in the World, 2005 - Forbes
  • No. 2, America's Most Admired Companies, Diversified Wholesalers Category in 2005 - Fortune
  • No. 1, The 50 Largest Industrial Distributors - The Electrical Distributor Magazine
  • Dividend Aristocrat List - Standard & Poor's
  • No. 16, Top 25 Military-Friendly Employers - G.I. Jobs Magazine
  • 2004 Quality Supplier Award - USPS
  • 100 Agile Companies - CIO Magazine
  • No. 1, 2004 Big 50 Distributors - Industrial Distribution Magazine
  • Fortune 500, America's Top Companies - Fortune
  • Super 500, America's Top Companies - Forbes
  • Forbes 2000, World's Largest Companies - Forbes
  • Best of the Web, Indirect Procurement Category - Forbes
  • No. 1 Industrial Distributor (Annual Sales) - Industrial Distribution Magazine
  • Friendliest Companies to the Military for its Reservist Policy - GI Jobs
  • InformationWeek 500, America's Largest and Most Innovative IT Organizations - InformationWeek
  • Director's Award - General Service Administration
  • CIO 100, The World's Most Resourceful Organizations with Use of IT - CIO Magazine
  • NetMarketing 100, Top Business-to-Business Web Sites - B-to-B Magazine
  • Global 1000, The World's Most valuable Companies - BusinessWeek
  • Business Week magazine picked Grainger as a top performing stock in April 2002.
  • Grainger was named to Fortune magazine’s list of Most Admired Companies in 2002.
  • Grainger was named to Forbes’ annual list of Most Admired Companies in 2002.
  • Grainger was nominated to Smart Business Magazine’s list of 50 companies that “get” the Internet in 2000 and 2001.
  • Grainger was voted one of the top 25 companies to work for in Chicago by Chicago magazine in 2000.

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