I’m pleased to share our 2017 Citizenship Report, which details how P&G’s Citizenship efforts are built into the way we deliver our business results. This report provides a holistic view of how P&G’s Citizenship work — across brands, employees, operations, and business partners — comes together to make meaningful differences in people’s lives around the world.
Every day, we work to be a force for good and a force for growth. Our aspiration is to positively
impact all our stakeholders in each area of our Citizenship work: Ethics & Corporate
Responsibility, Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality, and Environmental
P&G has been a leader in environmental sustainability for decades and continues to make
strong progress — meeting our 2020 energy, transportation, waste, and water goals ahead of
schedule. We’re committed to continuing to innovate in these areas. For example, we partnered
with TerraCycle and SUEZ to bring to market in France the first-ever recyclable shampoo bottle
made from beach plastic. And we recently created a new partnership with Innventure called
PureCycle, the basis of which is a new-to-the world technology that has the potential to
revolutionize the plastics recycling industry. This technology purifies recycled polypropylene
plastic back to a virgin-like form and can open up billions of pounds of plastic material to meet
an unmet demand for like-new recycled plastic — something that was not possible before.
P&G makes an impact in communities around the world through our people, brands and
partners by delivering the comforts of home, health and hygiene. We do this with programs like
Tide Loads of Hope, which provides laundry services to those affected by disaster; P&G’s
Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, which has provided more than 12 billion liters of clean
in communities around the world; and our Pampers UNICEF campaign, which has helped
eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus in 20 countries — more than halfway to our goal of
eliminating neonatal tetanus from the world.
We treat all employees with respect and encourage them to bring their full selves to work,
knowing that fully leveraging our diversity elevates our collective thinking and improves our
ability to win. To accelerate our progress in diversity and inclusion, we recently joined 300
other companies to form the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. This initiative focuses on
three key areas: creating a trusting workplace environment for dialogue, understanding
unconscious bias, and sharing best — as well as unsuccessful — practices to learn from. This is
important not only for P&G and the other members of the coalition, but also for our society. By
creating an environment where diverse people can come together and offer their best thinking,
ideas and performance, more ideas for growth are realized. As a testimony to this effort, we
received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the
fourth consecutive year.
We aspire to build a better world for all of us — inside and outside of P&G — free from gender
bias and with equal voice and equal representation for women and men. As the world’s biggest
advertiser, we can spark conversations that motivate change
such as with our Ariel #SharetheLoad, SK-II #ChangeDestiny and Always #LikeAGirl campaigns.
In addition, this year, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, we launched our
#WeSeeEqual video, which has been widely recognized for the inclusive way it promotes
P&G’s commitment to Citizenship is supported by our Purpose, Values and Principles. They are
the foundation on which this Company was built, and they have been our guiding force for 180
I want to acknowledge and thank P&G’s many valued partners — businesses, NGOs and
governments across the globe. In addition, our efforts align with the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals, which are focused on ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and
injustice and tackling climate change.
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we know there is more to do to continue to
make progress in each area. This is important work. Consumers care about the company behind
the brands they purchase and use. They want to know that the products they are buying come
from a trusted source. We’re working to build on that trust every single day, and we’ll do it
within our Purpose, Values and Principles. We’ll always do it the right way, with integrity and
with competitive passion. That’s P&G at our best.
David S. Taylor
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer