Partners & Suppliers
P&G’s network of partners and suppliers is critical to our long-term success and in our purpose inspired growth strategy to touch and improve more consumers’ lives, in more parts of the world, more completely.
Consumers around the world rely on P&G brands for their superior performance and value. For that reason, we want agencies, partners and suppliers that participate with us in open innovation, and that help us improve competitive advantage and maintain standards of excellence for both companies. At P&G, successful partnerships require a respect for diversity, the environment and sustainability, and we seek those values in our agencies, business partners and suppliers.
P&G wants to be the business partner of choice because we believe more value can be created in effective collaboration with the right partners than we could achieve alone. In our efforts to foster effective collaborations, we continually seek to understand how our needs and capabilities can be aligned with our partners’ to build our businesses together.
The breadth of our business creates opportunities to connect technology and capabilities across categories and global regions in unexpected ways or to foster disruptive innovations that change the game. So we seek collaboration in areas, such as packaging, design, distribution, business models, marketing models, consumer research methods, trademark licensing, and technology research. We are also interested in innovations that can help increase the demand, reach and sales of our brands.
We are interested in talking to any company that can offer innovation that delivers greater value for consumers and our retail partners, achieves greater cost efficiencies, facilitates our environmental and sustainability goals or helps us reach and serve more of the world’s consumers.
P&G has focused on the business strategy of supplier diversity since the mid-1970s. When we invest with diverse suppliers, we not only strengthen our innovation and go-to-market capabilities, but we also touch and improve the lives of the women and men who work in these companies — and through them, their families and the communities in which they live and work. This is an important way we fulfill P&G’s purpose. P&G makes a significant and ongoing investment in supplier diversity, with spending exceeding $2 billion with minority- and women-owned suppliers in each of the last six fiscal years. We are one of just 19 corporations on the Billion Dollar Roundtable, an exclusive group of companies that invest a billion dollars a year or more with minority- and women-owned agencies, suppliers or external businesses.
On December 2, 2013, P&G was honored to receive the Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). This award is presented to an individual or organization whose business practices have had a significant impact on the growth and development of minority-owned firms.
If you have an interest in working with P&G, please visit our supplier site to register your company.