Proctor & Gamble aims to use only renewable energy, materials
Cincinnati, Ohio - Procter & Gamble Co. will, one day, power all its plants with 100% renewable energy and only use renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging.
Ths is according to the pharma, cleaning supplies and personal care products group’s newly launched “environmental sustainability vision”, worked out in association with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
In the meantime, though, and to track the progress of its ambitious plans, P&G has drawn up a series of 10-year sustainability goals.
By 2020 , the group will replace 25% of its petroleum-based materials with sustainably sourced renewable materials, while renewable energy will represent 30% of the power for its plants 30%
P&G also aims to ensure that zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfills and to design products “that delight consumers while maximising the conservation of resources.
Environmental sustainability is a critical component of the company’s ongoing purpose inspired growth strategy to improve more consumers’ lives in more parts of the world more completely,” said Bob McDonald, P&G chairman, president and CEO.
“We’re announcing this vision and these goals because we believe in the power of P&G’s Purpose - and our responsibility as a Company to be a force for good in the world,” he added.
P&G’s commitment to sustainability can have a major influence on transforming the marketplace, accordin to Carter Roberts, CEO and president, WWF US.
“By engaging with major companies like P&G, we can have broad and lasting impact on our conservation objectives. We look forward to continuing our work with P&G to achieve goals around renewable materials, packaging, forestry, energy and water, and to support WWF’s on-the-ground conservation projects,” said Carter.
“By implementing this new vision, P&G is trying to help solve some of the key sustainability challenges the business community will face over the coming decades,” said Len Sauers, P&G’s vice president, global sustainability.
“Innovation can uncover solutions to the major sustainability issues facing us - challenges like waste, emissions, and water use. Innovation and external partnerships are key components of a successful sustainability program.”