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David Taylor Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

P&G is committed to being a good corporate citizen and always doing the right thing.

P&G is committed to being a good corporate citizen and always doing the right thing. We are, and want to be known as, a company that is governed responsibly and behaves ethically; that is open and transparent in its business dealings; that supports good causes and protects the environment; and, that provides an appealing place to work where our employees are treated well and are given the opportunity to be all they can be.

Environmental sustainability is a key part of our citizenship efforts, and is integrated into the way we do business—our business practices, operations, innovation, brand building and culture.

In 2010, we established our long-term sustainability vision to:

  • power all our plants with 100% renewable energy,

  • use 100% renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging,

  • have zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfill, and

  • design products that delight consumers while maximizing the conservation of resources.

We established specific 2020 short-term goals to demonstrate we are making progress against our long-term vision. To date, we’ve achieved our goals to:

  • reduce energy at our facilities by 20% per unit of production,

  • reduce truck transportation by 20% by unit of production,

  • have 100% of the virgin wood fiber used in our tissue/towel and absorbent hygiene products to be third-party certified, and

  • reduce water use in manufacturing facilities by 20% per unit of production.

We are actively working on achieving the remainder of our 2020 goals.

Our commitment to sustainability comes to life for consumers when we create brands that they love while giving them more sustainable choices. For example, last year, we introduced Tide purclean which is the first bio-based detergent (65% bio-based) with the cleaning power of Tide. On Charmin, we’ve added Forest Stewardship Council labels to let consumers know that 100% of our pulp is sourced from environmentally responsible forests. We are the first multi-national Company to globally remove phosphates from all laundry and auto-dishwashing detergents, without a compromise in cleaning. And, our auto-dishwashing capsules have an added environmental benefit of not requiring a pre-rinse—potentially saving about 21 billion liters of water a year.

Being a good corporate citizen means helping reduce both our environmental footprint and the environmental footprint of our consumers. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far but know there is still much more ahead to do, and we look forward to making a bigger difference in our world every day.