P&G Announces Progress Toward Long-Term Vision in Annual Sustainability
Delivers absolute reductions in all operations footprints and improves the
lives of over 400 million children worldwide
CINCINNATI -- November 12, 2012
Today the Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) released its 14^th annual
Sustainability Report, demonstrating its commitment to making everyday life
better for people around the world through an integrated approach to
environmental and social responsibility. The report includes the Company’s
sustainability results from the past Fiscal Year, announcing absolute
reductions in its energy, waste, water and CO manufacturing footprints over
the past five years.
“P&G's commitment to environmental and social sustainability is unwavering,”
said P&G Chairman, President and CEO Bob McDonald. “From our founding, we have
invested in the communities where we sell our products, and we have embraced
the responsibility of ethical and sustainable operations. To grow and thrive
for another 175 years requires us to accelerate our sustainable innovation and
resource efficiency so that we have less environmental impact and, at the same
time, continue to invest in our communities to help create the conditions for
The report published today shares specific progress in P&G’s sustainability
focus areas of Products, Operations, and Social Responsibility. Highlights
from this year’s report include:
Launching Pilot in the Philippines to Address Global Issue of Waste
After conducting a comprehensive study in the Philippines, with the
cooperation of government stakeholders, P&G designed an integrated, profitable
and replicable waste management business model that extracts value from
materials that would otherwise be thrown away. In partnership with the Asian
Development Bank, P&G is working to pilot this self-sustaining model in the
Philippines beginning in 2013.
Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in Six Countries
The Pampers “One Pack = One Vaccine” partnership with UNICEF has been
providing vaccines against Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) for more than
five years. The disease takes the life of a baby every nine minutes, but is
easily preventable by a vaccine. With help from Pampers, six African countries
have been validated by the World Health Organization as having eliminated MNT
— Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal and Uganda.
Committing to Sustainable Forestry
As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum, P&G joined other member companies in
a pledge to help achieve Zero Net Deforestation by 2020. To act on this
commitment, P&G is announcing two new goals. First, all virgin wood fiber in
its tissue/towel and absorbent hygiene products will be third party certified
by 2015. Second, all paper packaging will contain either recycled or
third-party certified virgin content by 2020. In combination with P&G’s
existing goal to ensure sustainable sourcing of palm oil by 2015, these goals
demonstrate P&G’s commitment to working towards zero net deforestation by
Decreasing Days of Illness and Absenteeism through Handwashing Education
As part of Safeguard’s work to promote handwashing, P&G joined up with Save
the Children to develop workshops in schools across Mexico. After working with
more than 13,000 children in southeastern Mexico, data showed that diarrheal
illness rates decreased by 50% and related school absences were down 11%.
P&G’s environmental results demonstrate progress toward its long-term
environmental vision, which was announced in September 2010. The vision
includes powering plants with 100% renewable energy, using 100% renewable or
recycled materials for products and packaging, sending zero manufacturing or
consumer waste to landfills and designing products that improve lives while
“We are pleased to share meaningful progress toward our long-term vision, and
will continue to embrace environmental challenges as opportunities to
innovate,” said Len Sauers, Global Vice President of Sustainability at P&G.
“The issues we all face require collaboration and collective responsibility to
address, and we are committed to working together to find solutions that
ensure our improvements are delivered in an economically sustainable way.”
In addition to marking P&G’s 14^th Annual Sustainability Report, this is also
the 14th consecutive year the Company has been included on the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index. P&G is also among the Corporate Knights “Global 100 Most
Sustainable Corporations in the World” and is 5^th on Gartner’s “Top 25” list
of Global Supply Chain Leaders.
To learn more about P&G’s long-term vision, goals and results, visit
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands.
The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality,
leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®,
Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®,Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®,
Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®,
Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The
P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide.
Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information
about P&G and its brands.
Procter & Gamble Company
Elizabeth Ratchford, 513-439-0378
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