Performance at a Glance
Measuring progress toward our sustainability goals
P&G Report Card: Final Results for 2012 Sustainability Goals
This report card outlines our final results for the five-year goals we set in 2007. Our progress demonstrates how we have embedded our sustainability objectives into our business in order to reach our goals.
In 2007, we set a goal to develop $50 billion in Sustainable Innovation Products (SIPs), which are products that have a significantly reduced (>10%) environmental footprint compared to a previous or alternative version of the product, yet still deliver great product performance. We are proud to report that we have developed and marketed over $52 billion in cumulative sales of SIPs. We have focused on our biggest brands, which deliver significant environmental improvements due to their size and global reach — brands like Pampers, Tide and Ariel. Most importantly, the focus of Sustainable Innovation Products is to achieve all this without any trade-offs for the consumer.
We are very pleased to have made significant absolute reductions in our Energy, Waste, Water and CO2 footprints by delivering 7%, 68%, 14%, and 5% reductions, respectively since 2007. We also delivered production-adjusted improvements for all four footprints. We achieved our goal of a 50% reduction (per unit of production) for Energy, CO2, Waste and Water since 2002. We also achieved our goal of a 20% reduction (per unit of production) for Water and Waste since 2007, but we fell short of our 20% reduction goal for CO2 and Energy. We remain committed to driving future reductions.
In 2007, P&G announced two ambitious social responsibility goals to accomplish by 2012. The first was to help 300 million children around the world with programs that enable them to live, learn and thrive. The second was to deliver 4 billion liters of clean water to prevent 160 million days of disease and save 20,000 lives.
We are pleased to report that we have exceeded both of these goals. Between 2007 and 2012, we helped over 400 million children around the world, and we delivered 4.22 billion liters of clean water, which prevented more than 170 million days of disease and saved over 22,000 lives.
(1) Sustainable Innovation Products are included if they have launched in market since July 1, 2007, and have a >10% improvement compared to the previous or alternative product in one or more of the following indicators without negatively impacting the overall sustainability profile of the product: A. Energy, B. Water, C. Transportation, D. Amount of material used in packaging or products, E. Substitution of non-renewable energy or materials with renewable sources.
(2) Live, Learn and Thrive (LLT) is P&G’s global cause that focuses our social investments on efforts that improve the lives of children in need.
(3) Within Live, Learn and Thrive, our signature program is P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water. Methodology for calculating diarrheal days and mortality was developed with Population Services International and Aquaya Institute. Details are provided in the 2012 Sustainability Report found at www.pg.com/sustainability.
- Resource & Waste Summary
Measuring the inputs and outputs for our operations
See our energy results from our focus on conservation and efficiency.
Finding more ways to recycle and reuse waste.
We are working to reduce our emissions across the globe.
We are focused on conservation and efficiency, particularly in water-scarce areas.
We are committed to complying with both the letter and spirit of applicable laws and regulations.
Learn more about our diversity and safety record.