P&G Releases 2015 Sustainability Report, Detailing Progress against 2020 Environmental and Social Goals
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) released its 17th
report today, detailing the progress it is making to reduce its
environmental footprint and improve social conditions for those in need.
The report reinforces the Company’s commitment to operating sustainably
and details the progress against the Company’s long-term vision of
producing products that consumers love while maximizing the conservation
of resources, powering all its plants with 100% renewable energy, using
100% renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging and
having zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfill.
The report highlights P&G’s recent efforts to address climate change,
including a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30%
by 2020 and two new partnerships with Constellation Energy and EDF RE
which will increase the Company’s use of renewable energy. The report
also details the Company’s commitment to responsible sourcing of wood
fiber and palm oil and the progress being made in this area.
In addition, P&G continues to invest in the community and those in need
through its Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program by delivering
more than 8 billion liters of clean water to children and families who
do not have to clean water (video).
P&G announced it will deliver 15 billion liters by 2020 working in
partnership with humanitarian and emergency partners around the world.
P&G has also been actively helping those impacted by natural disasters,
and this year responded with provision of in kind product and monetary
donations to more than 25 disasters globally.
“At P&G, we have a long history of introducing innovations that improve
our environmental footprint and the communities where we live and work.
Sustainability is integrated into the way we do business, and this
report details the progress we have made in conserving resources,
protecting the environment and improving social conditions for those who
need it most,” said Martin Riant, Group President and P&G Executive
Sponsor of Sustainability. “We are making great progress in increasing
our use of renewable energy and are partnering with like-minded
companies that are focused on innovation and cost effective solutions to
address climate change.”
The report details P&G’s work on:
New Goal; updated our goal to reduce absolute greenhouse
gas emissions by 30% by 2020. Since 2010, P&G has reduced
greenhouse gas emissions by 4%.
Transportation; met our goal of delivering a 20% reduction
in truck kilometers per unit of production achieving a nearly 25%
reduction since 2010. In addition, within North America, The
Company has met our commitment to convert more than 20% of our
truckloads to natural gas vehicles by 2016. This represents more
than 14 million truck miles using cleaner burning natural gas
while at the same time delivering several millions in cost savings.
Wood Pulp; met our fiber sourcing goal to have 100%
third-party certified virgin fiber in our tissue towel and
absorbent hygiene products.
Water: exceeded water reduction goal for manufacturing by
delivering a 21% reduction since 2010.
Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill; over the past three
years, P&G has increased the number of zero manufacturing waste to
landfill sites from 10% to nearly 50% of its manufacturing sites
Packaging; continued our efforts on packaging optimization
such as moving Pampers from boxes to bags in most parts of Western
Europe. This initiative resulted in more than an 80% reduction in
packaging material weight per diaper saving more than 6000 tones
of packaging material or the weight of approximately 4000 mid-size
Social programs: on track to reach our 2020 Children’s Safe
Drinking Water goal to provide 15 billion liters of clean drinking
water by 2020 and helped improve the lives of an estimated 50 million
people particularly through programs that empower women and girls with
“Sustainability is a responsibility and a business opportunity. Since
2007, we have realized a cost savings of nearly $2 billion through waste
and energy savings and have reduced our environmental impact. It is
exciting to see the changes we are making in our operations, the
benefits created for the business and the progress we are making against
our sustainability goals,” said P&G Vice President of Sustainability Len
To learn more about P&G’s long-term sustainability vision, goals, and
projects or to view the entire report, visit pg.com/sustainability.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest
portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®,
Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®,
Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®,
Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G
community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.
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