Corporate Structure

Strength in Structure

Our unique organizational structure offers the global scale benefits of an international company and the local focus to be relevant for consumers in roughly 180 countries where our brands are sold. Our corporate structure provides the framework that allows us to tap the benefits of a global organization with speed and efficiency. Our global operations keep us in touch with our local communities. And our strong governance practices ensure that we conduct our operations with consistently high standards and integrity.

We have made P&G’s organization structure an important part of our capability to grow. It combines the global scale benefits of a $79 billion global company with a local focus to win with consumers and retail customers in each country where P&G products are sold.

P&G's corporate structure. Market Development Organizations. Global Business Units: Beauty Care, Global Health & Well-being, Household Care. Global Business Services: Shared Services. Corporate Functions: Governance, Capability, Functional Innovation.

P&G’s structure has removed many of the traditional overlaps and inefficiencies that exist in many large companies.

  • Global Business Units (GBUs) focus solely on consumers, brands and competitors around the world. They are responsible for the innovation pipeline, profitability and shareholder returns from their businesses.
  • Market Development Organizations (MDOs) are charged with knowing consumers and retailers in each market where P&G competes and integrating the innovations flowing from the GBUs into business plans that work in each country.
  • Global Business Services (GBS) utilizes P&G talent and expert partners to provide best-in-class business support services at the lowest possible costs to leverage P&G’s scale for a winning advantage.
  • Lean Corporate Functions ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

We have been utilizing this structure for over a decade, and continue to see faster global expansion of new innovations, better in-market execution and increased savings from purchasing scale and outsourcing partnerships.