Procter & Gamble Company
released its 15th annual Sustainability Report,
which includes includes the company's sustainability results from the past fiscal year, as well as progress updates on its environmental and social responsibility goals for 2020.
Len Sauers, vice president of sustainability at P&G, commented:
“P&G’s commitment to meeting our sustainability goals year over year not only positively impacts people and the environment, but continues to evolve our business and support our top and bottom lines. Every day, we’re inspired to develop innovative products that help people live more sustainably, while delivering cost savings through operational eco-efficiencies.”
Highlights from the report include:
Conserving Resources; Decreasing Environmental Impact:
Through consumer education and partnerships with washing machine suppliers, P&G helped enable the number of global laundry loads washed in cold water to increase from 38% to 50%. Hot water washes are the Company’s largest energy footprint, so enabling cold-water washes with brands like Tide Coldwater and Ariel Cool Clean represents a significant opportunity.
Finding Worth in Waste:
Using Renewable Energy Over the past fiscal year, more than 99.35 percent of all materials entering P&G plants were beneficially used in products and through recycling, reuse, and conversion of waste to energy. Additionally, more than 50 of the Company’s global sites now send zero manufacturing waste to landfill, including every site in Germany.
Since 2010, P&G has reduced manufacturing waste by 56 percent per unit of production - more than double the Company’s original goal. In addition, P&G’s plant in Huangpu, China partnered with a local utility supplier to install rooftop solar panels, which is expected to eliminate 600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually from the local community.
Fostering Social Development by Investing in Communities
: This year, P&G helped improve life for more than 60 million people in need, exceeding its annual goal of 50 million.
Through the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, the Company shared its six billionth liter of clean drinking water with a family in Myanmar. In addition, P&G supported people in need by providing 20,000 personal care kits to disaster victims and empowering nearly 3,000 employees to help build and clean homes with Habitat for Humanity by the end of this year.