Running on renewables

We believe in the responsible pursuit and usage of renewable energy and materials. That means finding new efficiencies, partnering with experts, and operating today with the future in mind.

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Our Work: Renewable Energy

Sustainably Sourced Bio-based Materials

To meet rising global demand of food, materials, and energy, a sustainable supply of bio-based feedstocks is needed. We want to be part of an economy that is more circular than it is today, in which the materials we use can be recovered and come more from renewable resources. Below we share aspects of our work to ensure the ingredients in our products come from responsibly grown forests and other crops. We have partnered with experts from non-profit organizations, other companies, and universities to enable the sustainable development of plant-based ingredients, used today and in the future.

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We are exploring ways to substitute petroleum-derived raw materials with renewable materials. The materials might be drop-in-replacements, or require innovation for better performance, affordability, and availability. A critical aspect is to ensure these bio-based materials are sustainably sourced, which has different conditions for every bio-source and location they are grown. Through our long term partnership with World Wildlife Fund, and as a founding member of the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance, we developed a framework to assess the sustainability of bio-based feedstocks. This approach has been tested, reviewed by external experts, and published.

This paper applies multiples methods across four principles: (1) life cycle perspective; (2) food security impact; (3) environmental and social risks; and (4) sustainability claims. The framework can be used to assess risks from production to post-consumer use.

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Palm Oil & Palm Kernel Oil

We are unequivocally committed to zero deforestation in our palm supply chain.

Palm Oil is a highly efficient natural resource, requiring 10 times less land than other oil-producing crops and can be harvested year round. It is also one of the world's most versatile raw materials, included in about half of all products we find in grocery stores today, according to the not-for-profit organization Green Palm.

As a consumer of palm oil (P&G actually uses less than 1% of worldwide production of palm materials), we demand that what we buy is sustainably grown and harvested.

We achieved the goal we set in April 2014 to establish traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier mills and are on track to ensure no deforestation in our palm supply by 2020.

In January 2016, we signed a memorandum of understanding with Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) and five other organizations to develop a model to ensure sustainable sourcing of palm oil.

As we are committed to establishing full traceability for all palm materials we buy, we launched in 2014 a large-scale program that touches all fronts of the palm supply chain – including working with small farmers to improve their practices. Ours is a three-pillar approach:

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  • Work with all our suppliers to source RSPO-certified materials, establishing traceably supply chain with zero deforestation by 2020.
  • Work with small farmers (holders), industry experts and academia to improve productivity and the lives of small farmers who are an important part of our supply chain.
  • Work to develop and align industry standards and practices for sustainable palm supply chains.
  • This is a complex challenge, for us and the entire industry. By working in partnership with top experts, NGOs and industry experts, we aim to make a positive difference.

Read more about our: 

Detailed goals on Palm Oil

Palm Oil Policy and FAQ

Updates on our work