Ambition 2030 Goals Span Brands, Supply Chain, Society and P&G Employees Focusing on Positive Impact
The Procter & Gamble Company announced that it has achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, has plans in place to meet the rest, and has established new, broad-reaching and positive goals for 2030.
The new goals, titled “Ambition 2030,” aim to enable and inspire positive impact on the environment and society whilst creating value for the company and consumers.
“We believe P&G can be a force for good and a force for growth, and we are taking a more deliberate approach to delighting consumers whilst enabling responsible consumption.
“Consumers expect the brands they trust to deliver superior performance and to also help solve some of the most complex challenges facing our world. Our global reach, our understanding of the five billion consumers we serve, and our innovation capabilities give us a unique ability to make a positive difference,” said David Taylor, P&G’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Building on its legacy of environmental leadership, the company has already achieved many of its sustainability goals for 2020 in its focus areas of climate (reduced absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 16% since 2010), water (reduced water use in manufacturing facilities by 27% since 2010), and waste (achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill for more than 80% of manufacturing sites).
The impact of the company’s progress can be seen across brands and geographies, including products like Tide purclean that include bio-based ingredients and Head & Shoulders that use beach plastics in packaging; manufacturing changes that power its plants with wind electricity and steam from biomass; and research innovations that will transform the recyclability of tons of plastic each year benefitting entire industries, well beyond the reach of the company.
“Building on our progress to date, our 2030 goals seek to address two of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: finite resources and growing consumption.
“We know P&G alone does not have all the answers. It will take partnerships and collaboration to make meaningful progress and our brands will develop innovations to take responsible consumption to the next level,” said Virginie Helias, P&G Vice President of Global Sustainability.
“P&G has been a leader in driving sustainable development. Their strategy is aligned with our belief that businesses will be more successful by being more sustainable. We applaud their framework Ambition 2030 which has the potential to drive significant positive global impact for shareholders, the environment and societies,” said Peter Bakker, President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development.