|Procter & Gamble Releases 13th Annual Sustainability Report|
CINCINNATI, Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) today released its 2011 Sustainability Report titled "Commitment to Everyday Life." The report outlines P&G's global progress over the last year in decreasing the environmental footprint of products and operations, fulfilling social responsibility commitments and delivering sustainable product innovations to the market. The report is now available online at http://www.pg.com/sustainability.
"At P&G, we're committed to delivering products and services that make everyday life better for people around the world," said P&G President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, and Executive Sponsor of Sustainability Bob McDonald. "Our sustainability program ensures we meet this commitment in a way that not only helps preserve the planet, but touches and improves the communities in which we live and work."
P&G environmental and social sustainability highlights from the report include:
Several of these advancements show progress toward P&G's long-term environmental sustainability vision. The vision includes:
"In September 2010, we announced a new long-term vision to guide our Company's environmental efforts and establish expectations for our future performance," said P&G's vice president of Global Sustainability Len Sauers. "While we know we won't reach this vision overnight, we hold ourselves accountable to making progress toward these targets on a daily basis and our achievements this past year speak to those efforts."
As part of the Company's efforts to track its progress against this vision, last year P&G implemented a new set of 10-year goals, to be reached by 2020. These include:
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. For more information on P&G's environmental vision and commitment to sustainability, visit: http://www.pg.com/sustainability.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands. The Company's leadership brands include Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R), Mach3(R), Bounty(R), Dawn(R), Fairy(R), Gain(R), Pringles(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R), Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Oral-B(R), Duracell(R), Olay(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Wella(R), Gillette(R), Braun(R), Fusion(R), Ace(R), Febreze(R), and Ambi Pur(R). With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
SOURCE: The Procter & Gamble Company