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P&G Achieves Zero Manufacturing Waste at 45 Sites Worldwide

  P&G Achieves Zero Manufacturing Waste at 45 Sites Worldwide

Innovative manufacturing solutions are cornerstone of P&G’s zero-waste vision

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- April 02, 2013

Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), the Company behind consumer brands including
Gillette^®, Ariel^®, Tide^® and Pampers^® today announced that 45 of their
facilities have now achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill, which marks
a major step towards the Company’s long-term vision of sending zero
manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills. Over the past 5 years, P&G's
work to find worth in waste has created over $1 billion in value for the

Bob McDonald, P&G President, CEO and Chairman of the Board said, “We have a
vision for the future, where plants are powered by renewable energy, products
are made from recycled and renewable materials and resources are conserved,
with no waste going to landfill. Changing the way we see waste as a Company
has brought us one step closer to this goal at 45 sites worldwide, where all
of our manufacturing waste is recycled, repurposed or converted into energy.”

P&G announced its first zero manufacturing waste to landfill site in Budapest
in 2007. Since then, the Company has shared a long-term Environmental Vision,
pledging to work toward zero consumer and manufacturing waste worldwide.
Through quality assurance, packaging reduction, compaction and recycling
efforts, the company now ensures that 99% of all materials entering P&G plants
leaves as finished product or is recycled, reused or converted to energy. Now,
as the Company celebrates its 175^th year, less than 1% of all materials
entering P&G sites globally leaves as waste.

“P&G is a global leader in sustainability, and the company’s zero
manufacturing waste initiative is setting a standard for others to follow,”
said Steve Owens, former Assistant Administrator of the United States
Environmental Protection Agency and member of P&G’S Sustainability and
Technical Expert Advisory Panel. “P&G’s efforts are helping protect the
environment, conserve precious natural resources, and make our planet cleaner
and healthier for our children, families and future generations.”

To drive all sites toward zero, P&G has searched for innovative ways to find
value in what was once seen as waste. In Mexico, paper sludge from a Charmin
toilet tissue plant is turned into low-cost roof tiles used to build homes in
the local community. At a U.S. Pampers site, scrap from the wipe manufacturing
process is converted to upholstery filling. And, in the U.K., waste created in
the production of Gillette shaving foam is composted then used to grow turf
for commercial uses. Learn about these and other innovative reuse stories in
the short video “Worth from Waste.”

“There are well-defined systems for recycling materials like paper, plastic
and glass, but our product portfolio is incredibly broad, resulting in a
diverse set of waste streams to find sustainable solutions for,” shared Dr.
Forbes McDougall, who leads P&G’s global zero manufacturing waste program. “We
focused on finding solutions for our toughest waste streams at our largest
sites, and while initially we saw progress in our overall corporate recycling,
the increase in zero landfill sites was slow. Today, we have found ways to
divert most of our major waste streams away from landfill, so we’re now seeing
new sites achieve zero manufacturing waste to landfill nearly every month.”

This announcement coincides with a Company-wide message to inspire employees
and consumers to think differently about the everyday things they do and the
surprisingly positive impact they can have on the environment. On April 22^nd,
the Company will hold a global, live discussion on “Sharing a Vision and
Zeroing in on Waste.” The conversation with P&G's Sustainability leadership
will be hosted by The Guardian and will feature crowd-sourced questions and
live Q&A. To register, visit

Notes to Editors

Full list of P&G Zero Manufacturing Waste Sites as follows:

Asia                                             Europe
Country     City          Category/Brand         Country         City                Category/Brand
China       Taicang       Beauty Care            Belgium         Aarschot            Batteries
India       Baddi         Grooming                               Brussels            Technical
            Bhiwadi       Grooming                               Mechelen            Fabric & Home
            Mandideep     Fabric & Home          Czech           Rakona              Fabric & Home
                          Care                   Republic                            Care
Japan       Shiga         Beauty Care            France          Blois               Beauty Care
South       Chonan        Feminine Care          Germany         Euskirchen          Baby Care
                                                                 Kronberg HQ         Grooming
                                                                 Kronberg            Grooming
                                                                 Marktheidenfeld     Health Care
North America                                                    Rothenkirchen       Beauty Care
Country     City          Category/Brand                         Wallduern           Grooming
USA         Andover,      Beauty Care                            Weiterstadt         Distribution
            MA                                                                       Center
            Auburn,       Feminine Care                          Worms               Fabric & Home
            ME                                                                       Care
            Boston,       Grooming                               Berlin              Grooming
            Box           Family Care                            Crailsheim          Feminine Care
            Elder, UT
            Hunt                                                                     Distribution
            Valley,       Beauty Care            Greece          Athens              Center
            Giradeau,     Baby Care              Hungary         Budapest            Feminine Care
                                                 Italy           Pescara             Feminine Care
                                                 Ireland         Nenagh              Beauty Care
South America                                    Netherlands     Coevorden           Health Care
Country     City          Category/Brand         Poland          Aleksandrow         Beauty Care
Brazil      Manaus        Grooming                               Lodz                Distribution
Mexico      Apizaco       Family Care                            Lodz                LMC Grooming
                                                                 Sochaczew           Distribution
                                                 Romania         Timisoara           Fabric & Home
                                                                 Urlati              Beauty Care
                                                 Spain           Montornes           Feminine Care
                                                                 Jijona              Baby Care
                                                 UK              Bournemouth         Distribution
                                                                 Newcastle           Innovation
                                                                 Reading             Beauty Care

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 for the latest news and in-depth information
about P&G and its brands.

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