Strategy, Goals & Progress
At P&G, we are focusing our efforts where we can make the most meaningful difference in both environmental and social Sustainability.
Our commitment begins with P&G’s Purpose, Values and Principles, in which Sustainability is embedded, and manifests itself in a systemic and long-term approach. We strive to make our actions matter.
In 2007, P&G established five strategies for Sustainability and set goals to be achieved by 2012. In March of 2009, in recognition of the progress we’ve made so far and to emphasize our commitment to achieving even more significant wins, we increased each of our goals. It’s a part of P&G’s culture to continuously raise the bar, and our work in Sustainability is no exception.
Our five strategies are as follows:
Delight the consumer with sustainable innovations that improve the environmental profile of our products.
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)
since July 2007
|Cumulative sales of sustainable innovation products||$13.1|
Improve the environmental profile of P&G’s own operations.
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)
Improve children’s lives through P&G’s social responsibility programs.
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 Children’s Safe Drinking Water program.(3)
|LIVE, LEARN AND THRIVE|
|Number of Children Reached||135 million|
|CHILDREN’S SAFE DRINKING WATER|
|Liters of Clean Water Delivered||930 million|
|Days of Disease Prevented||39 million|
|Lives Saved||> 5,200|
Engage and equip all P&Gers to build Sustainability thinking and practices into their everyday work.
Shape the future by working transparently with our stakeholders to enable continued freedom to innovate in a responsible way.
- Sustainable Innovation Products are included if they have launched in market since July 1, 2007, and have a >10% reduction in one or more of the following indicators without negatively impacting the overall Sustainability profile of the product: A. Energy, B. Water, C. Transportation, D. Amount of material used in packaging or products, E. Substitution of nonrenewable energy or materials with renewable sources.
- 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.
- 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 2009 Sustainability Report found at www.pg.com/sustainability.