Sustainable Forestry: Commitment to Environmental Conservation

    P&G Efforts

    At P&G, the success and durability of our business is intricately linked to the health and sustainability of the natural environment we all depend on. We believe it is important to protect and restore critical ecosystems that help sustain our operations, support the wellbeing of people and protect the long-term health of our planet.

    We are committed to responsible sourcing of key commodities like wood pulp, palm oil and paper packaging together with respecting human, labor and land tenure rights in our supply chains. We are also going beyond responsible sourcing to help restore and protect landscapes and invest in natural climate solutions that can store more carbon. This includes landscapes in regions near our existing supply chains and in areas considered critical for conservation.

    We recognize we cannot do this alone, which is why we collaborate with our partners to help support the health, abundance and resilience of the biodiversity and ecosystems critical to people, the planet and P&G.


    • P&G Perspective on Forestry

      River surrounded by forest

      Forests are critical to supporting virtually all life on earth. Increases in world population and pressure from economic demands are increasing threats to the world’s forests. These threats are especially high in tropical regions where deforestation and loss of high-conservation-value areas are already occurring. The good news is that forests are one of our most-renewable resources and by collaborating with numerous private and public sector organizations we can protect the forests we depend upon, benefiting people, local communities, wildlife, and business.

      Our efforts are based on our commitment to ensure the responsible management of the world's forests and our conscientious use of forest products. Although we do not own or manage commercial forests, many of our products and packages are dependent on raw materials from the forest-based supply chains. Therefore, we recognize the key role we must play through our procurement and manufacturing practices to ensure the sustainability of the world's forest resources.

      Wood pulp for tissue/towel and absorbent hygiene products, wood fibers used in paper packaging, and palm oil for our laundry and beauty products are strategic commodities where our sourcing practices can have the greatest impact on ensuring responsible use of the world's forest resources.

    • P&G: No Deforestation Commitment

      P&G is committed to no deforestation in our palm, wood pulp, and paper packaging supply chains.

      We take specific steps to ensure no deforestation in our palm, wood pulp, and paper packaging supply chains. Collectively, this includes our No Deforestation supplier expectation, 3rd party credible certification, robust supply chain compliance monitoring, and a formal and transparent grievance process.  

      • No Deforestation supplier expectation. Explicit policy language that defines our supplier expectations. These policies, and our expectation that suppliers follow them, have been clearly communicated to relevant suppliers and are publicly available.
      • Robust supply chain compliance monitoring. While details of monitoring may vary based on commodity, satellite monitoring and field assessments are examples of tools we use to monitor supplier compliance that go beyond independent audits required by 3rd party certification systems.
      • Formal and transparent grievance process. We have a formal grievance mechanism and process such that allegations of supplier non-compliance with our policies are formally assessed and any follow up actions documented and tracked in our public Supplier Grievance Log. We have also published the details of how our grievance process works.
      • 3rd party credible certification. Use of relevant and credible 3rd party certification systems by P&G Brands to verify responsible sourcing practices are being used by suppliers.

      Details for each essential material, including 3rd party certification goals, can be found under the palm, pulp, and paper packaging pages below.

    • Forestry Practices Reports

    Progress & Goals

    Advancing Responsbile Sourcing

    Our journey begins at the origin of our raw materials. We are committed to no deforestation in our wood pulp, paper packaging and palm supply chains, and we are delivering on our responsible sourcing goals. Together with our suppliers and partners, we are working with farmers, landowners, Indigenous peoples and local communities to improve environmental practices and livelihoods in our supply chains.

    2030 Goal FY 22/23 Progress
    100% of palm oils* used in P&G brands is Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified
    Maintained 100% RSPO certification covering palm oil in our brands
    100% wood pulp we source is certified by a globally recognized certification system across P&G**
    Maintained 100% third-party certified wood pulp across P&G; 90% FSC™ certified wood pulp in our Family Care brands
    100% of our paper packaging is either recycled or third-party certified virgin content
    Sourced 97% recycled or third-party certified wood fiber
    50% of our virgin paper packaging is FSC™ certified by 2025 Achieved - 75% FSC™ certified
    *Palm Oil, Palm Oil Derivatives, Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Kernel Oil Derivatives. Membership Number: 4-0113-10-100-00
    **FSC™ is our preferred certification system for wood pulp; our Family Care brands have set an ambition that 100% of their wood pulp is FSC™ certified by 2030. FSC trademarks used under FSC-100701
    ***Paper packaging includes all corrugate, folding cartons, displays, paper labels, and packaging. Data self-reported by suppliers. Responses received by the publication of this report represent ~90-95% of the total supply volume. We do not expect the remaining percentage to materially impact reported results.

    Protecting and Restoring Ecosystems

    We are developing a portfolio of projects in partnership with leading conservation organizations that will protect, restore or improve greater than 1.5 million acres of land. We are including landscapes in regions near our existing supply chains and in areas considered critical for conservation. In addition, we are advancing Natural Climate Solutions projects to balance any greenhouse gas emissions from our manufacturing operations that are not eliminated during this decade.

    2030 Goal FY 22/23 Progress
    Advance Natural Climate Solutions and balance our manufacturing emissions we do not eliminate this decade 78% of our goal anticipated to be delivered when current project portfolio is fully implemented
    Protect, restore or improve greater than 1.5 million acres of land Collaborated with Conservation International to set land targets and identify priority landscapes

    Project portfolio development is underway, and we expect to report additional progress in the coming years