Greif in Haiti – Where it all Started.
While in Haiti just after the 2010 earthquake, Greif CEO David Fischer realized that dirty, heavy jerry cans and buckets being used to carry water represented the Achilles’ heel of the effort to provide safe, clean water in the developing world. He knew that his company, Grief, a global leader in industrial packaging with 16,000 employees in 250 locations worldwide, had the expertise to devise a better alternative.
Responding to Fischer’s challenge, a local team created and tested packH2O. Along the way, they worked closely with NGOs to consult with women in Haiti, who were using the water backpack, and with the Clinton Global Initiative and Habitat for Humanity International – until the best possible product was ready for distribution.
Today Greif continues to manufacture the pack and help promote efforts around the world through their corporate social responsibility efforts.