Purpose & People
The Power of Purpose
Companies like P&G are a force in the world. Our market capitalization is greater than the GDP of many countries, and we serve consumers in more than 180 countries. With this stature comes both responsibility and opportunity. Our responsibility is to be an ethical corporate citizen—but our opportunity is something far greater, and is embodied in our Purpose.
P&G’s Purpose Statement articulates a common goal that inspires us daily:
Our PurposeWe will provide branded products and services of superior quality and value that improve the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to come. As a result, consumers will reward us with leadership sales, profit and value creation, allowing our people, our shareholders and the communities in which we live and work to prosper.
Our Purpose works to unify us in a common cause and growth strategy. It is powerful because it promotes a simple idea to improve the lives of the world’s consumers every day. P&G grows by touching and improving more consumers’ lives in more parts of the world...more completely. While this statement defines our commercial opportunity, our culture reflects the broader opportunity of improving lives through and beyond our branded products and services.
At P&G, we touch lives in small but meaningful ways. Billions of them. Every day.
The simple, inspiring way to think about this opportunity is that P&G brands serve about 4.2 billion of the 6.5 billion people on the planet today. Before P&G can serve the world's remaining consumers profitably, we can reach them altruistically. We can improve their lives in ways that enable them to thrive, to increase their quality of living and, over time, to join the population of consumers we serve with P&G brands. Through our overall Live, Learn & Thrive™ cause program, initiatives such as Children’s Safe Drinking Water and Pampers 1 Pack = 1 Vaccine are examples of how we are improving the lives of millions of people every day.
Our shared Purpose attracts and unites an extraordinary group of people, P&Gers, around the world—the most diverse workforce in P&G history. Together, we represent around 145 nationalities. Our recruiting and development philosophy to “build from within” fosters a strong culture of trust and shared experiences. Our diversity, our shared culture and our unified Purpose are the defining elements that enable P&G to touch lives and improve life every day.