Procter & Gamble Company Releases Its' 14th Annual Sustainability Report12/11/2012
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Today the Procter & Gamble Company released its 14th annual Sustainability Report, demonstrating its commitment to making everyday life better for people around the world through an integrated approach to environmental and social responsibility. The report includes the Company’s sustainability results from the past Fiscal Year, announcing absolute reductions in its energy, waste, water and CO2 manufacturing footprints over the past five years.
Highlights from this year’s report include:
Launching Pilot in the Philippines to Address Global Issue of Waste
After conducting a comprehensive study in the Philippines, with the cooperation of government stakeholders, P&G designed an integrated, profitable and replicable waste management business model that extracts value from materials that would otherwise be thrown away. In partnership with the Asian Development Bank, P&G is working to pilot this self-sustaining model in the Philippines beginning in 2013.
Eliminating Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in Six Countries
The Pampers “One Pack = One Vaccine” partnership with UNICEF has been providing vaccines against Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) for more than five years. The disease takes the life of a baby every nine minutes, but is easily preventable by a vaccine. With help from Pampers, six African countries have been validated by the World Health Organization as having eliminated MNT — Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal and Uganda.
Committing to Sustainable Forestry
As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum, P&G joined other member companies in a pledge to help achieve Zero Net Deforestation by 2020. To act on this commitment, P&G is announcing two new goals. First, all virgin wood fiber in its tissue/towel and absorbenthygiene products will be third party certified by 2015. Second, all paper packaging will contain either recycled or third-party certified virgin content by 2020. In combination with P&G’s existing goal to ensure sustainable sourcing of palm oil by 2015, these goals demonstrate P&G’s commitment to working towards zero net deforestation by 2020.
P&G’s environmental results demonstrate progress toward its long-term environmental vision, which was announced in September 2010. The vision includes powering plants with 100% renewable energy, using 100% renewable or recycled materials for products and packaging, sending zero manufacturing or consumer waste to landfills and designing products that improve lives while conserving resources.
To learn more about P&G’s long-term vision, goals and results, visit www.pg.com/sustainability.
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