Sustainability is about ensuring a better quality of life, now and for generations to come.
P&G does this through the products and services we offer, making these products in an environmentally responsible manner, and through our social responsibility programs that improve lives for those in need around the world.
We define sustainability broadly at P&G to include both environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
As part of our strategy to grow responsibly, we will work toward a long-term environmental sustainability vision that includes:
- Powering our plants with 100% renewable energy
- Using 100% renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging
- Having zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfills
- Designing products that delight consumers while maximizing our conservation of resources
This vision is stretching, and we believe it will take us decades to achieve. We have set strategies in Products and Operations that help us deliver against our vision. To ensure we are holding ourselves accountable, we have two sets of goals, for 2012 and 2020, within Products and Operations.
Live, Learn and Thrive is P&G’s corporate cause, focusing on helping children in need around the world. The programmes enable children to get off to a healthy start, receive access to education and build skills for life. Since 2007, P&G has improved the lives of over 315 million children.
Employees & Stakeholders
In order to deliver our environmental and social programmes, we must engage our employees and stakeholders. Our objective is to equip all P&G employees to build sustainability thinking and practices into their everyday work. We also work transparently with stakeholders to enable us continued freedom to innovate in a responsible way.
To show continued commitment and meaningful progress towards our long-term environmental vision and our social responsibility programs, we recently added specific ten-year goals that we will achieve by 2020. These goals are incremental to the current goals that cover the time period of 2007-2012. We will continue to report progress against all goals annually.
2020 Sustainability Goals
|Replace Petroleum-Based Materials with Sustainably Sourced Renewable Materials||25%*|
|Cold Water Washing||70% of total washing machine loads|
|Packaging Reduction||20% (per consumer use)*|
|Consumer Solid Waste||Pilot studies in both developed and developing markets to understand how to eliminate landfilled/dumped consumer solid waste|
|Renewable Energy Powering our Plants||30%|
|Manufacturing Waste||< 0.5% (disposed)|
|Truck Transportation Reduction||20% (km/unit of volume)*|
|Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program||Save a life every hour*|
P&G Report Card: 2012 Sustainability Goals
These goals, originally set in 2007, were increased in March 2009. The goal for P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) program was again increased in September 2009.
|GOAL Develop and market at least $50 billion in cumulative sales of “sustainable innovation products,” which are products that have an improved environmental profile.(1)|
(in billions of U.S. dollars)
|Cumulative Sales since July 2007|
|Cumulative sales of sustainable innovation products||$26.5|
|GOAL Deliver an additional 20% reduction (per unit production) in CO2 emissions, energy consumption, water consumption and disposed waste from P&G plants, leading to a total reduction over the decade of at least 50%.|
(percent reduction per unit production)
|Since July 2007||Since July 2002|
|GOAL Enable 300 million children to Live, Learn and Thrive.(2) Prevent 160 million days of disease and save 20,000 lives by delivering 4 billion liters of clean water in our P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water program.(3)|
|PROGRESS||Since July 2007|
|LIVE, LEARN AND THRIVE|
|Number of Children Reached||210 million|
|CHILDREN’S SAFE DRINKING WATER|
|Liters of Clean Water Delivered||1.5 billion|
|Days of Disease Prevented||60 million|
(2) Live, Learn and Thrive (LLT) is P&G’s global cause that focuses our social investments on efforts that improve the lives of children in need ages 0 – 13.
(3) Within Live, Learn and Thrive, our signature program is Children’s Safe Drinking Water. Methodology for calculating diarrheal days and mortality was developed with Population Services International and Aquaya Institute. Details are provided in the 2010 Sustainability Report found at www.pg.com/sustainability/reports.shtml.