Environmental

FORESTRY

At P&G, we are committed to no deforestation and respecting human and labor rights in our palm, wood pulp, and paper packaging supply chains

P&G Perspective on Forestry
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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


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