Environmental

Forestry

River surrounded by forest

Perspective on Forestry

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 make progress in achieving our zero net deforestation goals and protecting habitat which benefits people, business, wildlife and local economies.

To achieve these goals, P&G has increased the scale, pace, and rigor of our forestry efforts and made the following commitments:

  • P&G requires that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by one of these 3rd party certification systems (Forest Stewardship CouncilSustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) who ensure forests are responsibly managed. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown.
  • P&G Family Care brands are committed to 75% FSC certification by 2022 with an ambition to reach 100% FSC certification by 2030. Also, P&G Family Care is committed to 100% recycled fiber in our fiber-based packaging by 2023.
  • P&G is committed to 100% RSPO certification of palm in our Brands by end 2021.
  • P&G aims to have 100% of paper packaging be recycled or 3rd party certified virgin content.

For a summary of our goals and commitments, read our Forestry Practices Report.

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. Each of these materials has a different supply chain, and their unique complexities led us to develop individual programs as described in the following sections: