Since its inception, P&G has improved life for more than 300 million children around the world through our Live, Learn and Thrive cause. Every second of every day, two children benefit from P&G Live, Learn and Thrive initiatives.
By focusing our social investments on improving life for disadvantaged children and youth, P&G and our brands are able to focus our attention on an area that is critically important, now and for generations to come.
There is tremendous need in this area, as millions of children around the world live in heartbreaking conditions. By focusing our expertise, technologies, and resources to address these issues, we can help children get off to a healthy start, receive access to education, and build skills for life.
There are more than 100 Live, Learn and Thrive programmes taking place in over 60 countries every day. From providing life-saving vaccinations and safe water in Africa, to safe homes across Europe and from educational opportunities in Asia, to essential nutrition in North America, to early childhood development in Latin America…P&G aims to improve life for children and youth around the world.
We believe companies can be a force for good in the world, and this is who we are as a global corporate citizen. Live, Learn and Thrive is woven into our philanthropy, cause marketing, product donations, disaster relief, and employee engagement. The cause is a reflection of our Purpose, and it embodies our goal of being closer to consumers from all walks of life and in touch with the needs of communities around the world.
This commitment goes well beyond our P&G facilities. Every year, thousands of P&G employees worldwide personally commit to helping children and youth live, learn and thrive in their communities and beyond. Many employees volunteer their time or work in groups on team-building projects such as building playgrounds for children, teaching the importance of safe hygiene, or mentoring tweens and teens. And millions of dollars have been donated by employees with the goal of improving life for children and youth.
We are humbled and honoured to be recognized for the commitment we make through Live, Learn and Thrive. P&G was included in the prestigious 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2009, compiled by CRO (Corporate Responsibility Officer) Magazine. The Company won the Asia Silver Award at the Global CSR Summit Awards and was honored in back-to-back years by Feeding America as Donor of the Year. Finally, P&G was the only corporation invited to present its cause to President Obama’s administration.
While we have made progress, there is much work to be done. Millions of children are in need of a healthy start, access to education, and skills for life. Through P&G Live, Learn and Thrive, we believe we can continue to make a meaningful difference.