Monitoring Environmental Performance
Level 5
Appendix 1
Setting Environmental Targets

Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble is committed to providing products of superior quality and value that improve the lives of the world's consumers. As part of this, Procter & Gamble continually strives to improve the environmental quality of its products, packaging and operations around the world. To carry out this commitment, it is Procter & Gamble's policy to:

  • Ensure our products, packaging, and operations are safe for our employees, consumers and the environment.
  • Reduce, or prevent, the environmental impact of our products and packaging in their design, manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal whenever possible.
  • Meet or exceed the requirements of all environmental laws and regulations.
  • Continually assess our environmental technology and programs, and monitor progress toward environmental goals.
  • Provide our consumers, customers, employees, communities, public interest groups, and others with relevant and appropriate factual information about the environmental quality of P&G products, packaging, and operations.
  • Ensure every employee understands and is responsible and accountable for incorporating environmental considerations in daily business activities.
  • Have operating policies, programs, and resources in place to implement our environmental quality policy.

P&G's philosophy is grounded in a belief that we should be a leader in our industry in implementing our global environmental program. To do this, we concentrate on environmental innovation and accountability for results. We believe our accomplishments illustrate this commitment. For example, P&G was first to bring innovations like concentrated products, refill packages, and recycled plastic bottles, to our industry. We have made great strides in reducing overall packaging per case by an average of 27% since 1990. During the same period, our focus on pollution prevention has resulted in a 37% reduction in waste, air and water emissions from our manufacturing plants.

Specific environmental initiatives and programs are provided.

We recognize that environmental progress is a never-ending journey of continuous effort and improvement. However, by focusing on improving the lives of consumers through innovative technologies that work better and more efficiently, we believe we can continue to sustain both the growth of our business and the health of the environment.