P&G unveils new sustainability vision

Linda Casey

January 30, 2014

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P&G unveils new sustainability vision
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In a webcast with media representatives yesterday at 7 p.m. EST, the company pledged to work towards a long-term environmental sustainability vision that includes:

•           Powering its plants with 100 percent renewable energy
•           Using 100 percent renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging
•           Having zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfills
•           Designing products that delight consumers while maximizing the conservation of resources

P&G says this new vision provides a long-term framework to guide all sustainability decisions and goal-setting within the organization.

“Accelerating P&G’s commitment to environmental sustainability is a critical component of the company’s ongoing purpose inspired growth strategy to improve more consumers’ lives in more parts of the world more completely,” said Bob McDonald, P&G Chairman of the Board, president and CEO. “We’re announcing this vision and these goals because we believe in the power of P&G’s Purpose – and our responsibility as a company to be a force for good in the world.”

To help track progress against its long-term sustainability vision, P&G is implementing a series of 10-year sustainability goals. As this vision will take decades to achieve, these near-term goals will be used to focus P&G’s efforts, incrementally improve the organization’s environmental performance and hold P&G accountable against its stated, long-term sustainability vision. The first set of 10-year sustainability goals will be delivered by 2020 and  are in addition to the company’s existing 2012 goals.  P&G says it  will report progress against these goals on an annual basis.  

P&G’s 2020 sustainability goals include:


P&G sustain goals chart

"I am convinced that innovation can uncover solutions to the major sustainability issues facing us-challenges such as waste, emissions, and water use," said P&G vp, global sustainability, Len Sauers. "Innovation and external partnerships are key components of a successful sustainability program. No one company can do it alone."




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