In its 2018 Citizenship Report, Procter & Gamble (P&G) highlighted recent activities that “define [P&G] as a force for good and a force for growth.” These include:
- Community Impact—In 2018, the company’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program distributed its 14billionth liter of clean drinking water to those in need, and its brands assisted those impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence; the Tide Loads of Hope Program washed more than 3,800 loads of laundry.
- Diversity & Inclusion—P&G released two films focused on inclusion: “The Talk,” about racial bias, and “The Words Matter,” focused on the LGBT+ community, and launched multiple advertising campaigns showcasing diverse families and individuals. Additionally, as part of its Flex@Work program the company updated its parental leave policy with additional benefits.
- Gender Equality—The company’s exhibit “Women at Work: Myth vs. Reality” challenges antiquated ideas about women in the workplace, while its partnership with Sesame Workshop and the Muppets established new expectations about gender and introduced a range of advertising campaigns championing equal voice and representation.
- Environmental Sustainability—In April 2018, P&G announced ambitious 2030 sustainability goals, having already achieved its 2020 goals for climate, water and waste. The Ambition 2030 framework focuses on where the company can make the most significant difference: its brands, supply chain, society and employees. Additionally, it has renewed its focus on plastic waste, with many of its brands increasing the recyclability of packaging and using more recycled material.
“Our aspiration is clear. We want to be a force for good and force for growth. We know that the more we integrate and build citizenship into how we do business, the bigger the impact we can make with the people we serve, the communities where we live and work, and the broader world that surrounds us. In turn, this helps us grow and build our business,” said David Taylor, president, CEO and chairman of the board.
He added: “For more than 180 years, the company has been touching and improving lives. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. And it motivates us to do more and be a force for good and a force for growth in the world,” said Taylor.