"Designed to Matter" Highlights 50 Percent Reductions in CO2 Emissions, Water Consumption and Waste Disposal Since 2002
Submitted by P&G
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) today released its 2009 Sustainability Report titled "Designed to Matter." The report outlines P&G's progress in improving the environmental profile of products and operations and delivery of several new, sustainable product innovations. The report is available for viewing at http://www.pg.com/sustainability.
"A fundamental reason why P&G has been in business for 172 years is the clarity and constancy of our company's Purpose - to touch and improve consumers' lives with branded products and services," said P&G Chief Executive and Executive Sponsor of Sustainability Bob McDonald. "To fulfill this Purpose, we must grow responsibly and sustainably and ensure that company employees design strategies and programs that make a meaningful difference - both in the environmental footprint of our products and our operations."
In March of this year, P&G announced significantly increased targets for its 2012 sustainability goals in recognition of the company's marked progress and ongoing commitment to continuous improvement. These goals include specific, measurable objectives for developing sustainable innovation products, improving the environmental profile of P&G operations and facilities, and improving lives through the company's Live, Learn and Thrive corporate social responsibility programs.
Highlights of the P&G 2009 Sustainability Report include:
"Around the world, P&G employees have made sustainability a core part of their everyday work, developing innovative solutions and delivering meaningful results across the business - from manufacturing, packaging and shipping to product formulation," said P&G Vice President of Global Sustainability Len Sauers.
The company aims to further improve its operational footprint by extending its focus on manufacturing operations to an end-to-end approach that includes manufacturing, finished product logistics and supplier engagement, which will impact all parts of the supply chain.
In 2009, P&G received numerous recognitions for its sustainability work. P&G has been a member of the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since their inception. In addition, P&G was added to the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations in 2009. P&G also was recognized in Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine's 10th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List®, which ranks companies according to their environmental, climate change, human rights, philanthropic, employee relations, financial and governance practices. P&G was ranked 14th out of the 100 companies included on the list. For more information on P&G's commitment to sustainability, visit: www.pg.com/sustainability.
P&G's sustainability report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) G3 guidelines. The GRI report is the most widely used sustainability reporting framework that includes the principles and indicators global organizations use to measure and report economic, environmental and social performance.
*Note: Variations in Ariel Excel Gel measures are dependent on country differences (e.g., energy rates, base packaging comparisons).
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P&G defines our commitment to sustainable development as "ensuring a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come." We have a long heritage as a sustainability leader and we remain committed to improving consumers' lives through P&G brands and by contributing to the sustainability of our planet and the communities in which we live and work.
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