2023 Annual Report – Four Focus Areas to Improve Execution of Our Strategy

P&G's integrated strategy is helping P&G deliver growth and value creation. In our 2023 Annual Report, CEO Jon Moeller detailed in his letter to shareowners how we are working in four areas to further improve the execution of this strategy.

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For Example:

  • We are further upgrading our world class supply chain to one that enables even greater agility, flexibility, scalability, transparency and resilience for a new reality and a new age.
  • Environmental sustainability has been integrated into each of our businesses and processes with a mindset of ‘no trade offs’ — continuing to deliver and improve the irresistible performance of our products and packages, while improving their sustainability.
  • Digital acumen is helping us drive consumer and customer preference, reduce cost and enable rapid and efficient decision making across the entire value chain — how we engage with consumers, how we innovate, how we go to market and how we operate our business.
  • We’re delivering a superior employee value equation for all employees, inclusive of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages and abilities — for all roles — to ensure we continue to attract, retain and develop the best talent.

These four areas — supply, environmental sustainability, digital acumen and a superior employee value equation — are not new or separate strategies. They are necessary elements in continuing to build superiority, in reducing cost to enable investment and value creation and in strengthening our organization. They are part of the constructive disruption we must continue to lead.

To read more about our four focus areas and P&G’s integrated growth strategy they’re helping to strengthen, visit our 2023 Annual Report!


2023 Annual Report – A Structure that Yields an Empowered, Agile and Accountable Organization

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At P&G, our organization structure is designed so that our people — and our technical and financial resources — are focused on our biggest opportunities for growth.

We are organized around five industry-based sector business units, which manage our ten product categories, with full sales, profit, cash and value creation responsibility for our largest and most profitable markets. Enterprise Markets, which represent the rest of the world, are a separate unit with sales, profit and value creation responsibility.

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This structure yields a more empowered, agile and accountable organization and culture with little overlap or redundancy — flowing to new demands, seamlessly supporting each other to deliver against our priorities around the world.

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Click here to read about this and more in our 2023 Annual Report!


2023 Annual Report — An Approach of Constructive Disruption

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Success in our highly competitive industry and increasingly dynamic world requires agility that comes with a mindset of constructive disruption — a willingness to change, adapt and create new trends and technologies that will shape our industry for the future.

Some of the ways we’re doing this:

  • Reducing product development time from years to months, while creating irresistible consumer experiences using proprietary algorithms and virtual reality tools to create formulations based on real-time raw material availability and cost data.
  • Optimizing brand communications using proprietary algorithms for fast-cycle testing, iterating on changes to visuals, music and copy in a few hours to achieve the best communications performance across the full range of media vehicles.
  • Enabling on-line quality control testing with our digitized manufacturing processes – identifying problems at the point they occur versus at the end of the line or in our warehouses – saving money, reducing scrap and increasing quality.

To read about this and more visit our 2023 Annual Report!


2023 Annual Report – Productivity in All We Do

The strategic need for investment to strengthen the long-term health and competitiveness of our brands, the short-term need to manage through significant cost increases, and the ongoing need to drive balanced top- and bottom-line growth, including margin expansion, underscore the importance of productivity.

In CEO Jon Moeller’s letter to shareholders in our 2023 Annual Report, he noted that productivity is now fully embedded in our operating model and is embraced in every part of our operation. Just two examples:

  • In brand building, more efficient and effective communication enables us to reach consumers when and where they are most receptive to our advertising, leading to higher quality engagement and avoiding excessive advertising frequency.
  • In cost of goods sold, real-time formula flexibility is helping improve superiority and reduce cost. And we’re able to reduce transportation costs through real-time optimization of truck loads, dynamic routing and sourcing optimization.
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We remain fully committed to productivity as a core driver of balanced top- and bottom- line growth and strong cash generation.



2023 Annual Report: Superiority that Wins with Consumers and Grows Markets

In P&G’s 2023 Annual Report, we reminded shareowners that we continue to raise the bar on all aspects of superiority — to win with the consumers we serve — in all price tiers where we compete.

With innovation-driven superior products, packages, brand communication, retail execution and value, we aim to be a disproportionate contributor to market growth — creating business by growing markets and P&G’s share in them through new solutions, better and more delightful experiences, adding usage occasions and building regimens.

Across P&G’s 10 categories, we’re delivering superiority across product, package, brand communication, retail execution and value – that includes:

Superiority that Wins with Consumers and Grows Markets. Five images: Pampers, Ariel, DayQuil and Nyquil, Always Discreet and Safeguard with the captions product, packaging, brand communication, retail execution and consumer & customer value.
Superiority that Wins with Consumers and Grows Markets. Five images: Oral-B, Dawn and Fairy, Pantene, Gillette, Charmin and Bounty with the captions product, packaging, brand communication, retail execution and consumer & customer value.


  • Superiority is helping us delight consumers and drive category growth with Pampers Swaddlers in North America.
  • We’re innovating across the Oral-B iO portfolio, including Series 10 with iO Sense, our most advanced coaching brush yet, and Series 3, 4 and 5, which expand distribution across more channels and price points.

Read more about each one of these examples by visiting our 2023 Annual Report.


  • In Europe, Ariel and Lenor are driving strong demand and consumer value with a superior product in superior packaging.
  • Dawn/Fairy delivered outstanding results behind innovation that drives product and packaging superiority and enables more sustainable dishwashing habits.

Brand Communication

  • Superior communication on innovations like Vicks NyQuil and DayQuil Honey has helped Vicks become the preferred choice by millions.
  • We're delighting consumers through brand communication that helps support better product performance — for example, in Latin America on the Pantene brand.

Retail Execution

  • Beautiful, feminine retail displays for Always Discreet are helping to make a meaningful change in consumers’ quality of life, while driving strong business results.
  • Superior retail execution is vital for the Grooming business, where 80% of sales are in traditional stores — and is helping us grow share and sales.

Consumer and Customer Value

  • Safeguard is China’s #1 personal cleansing brand and consumers and customers alike appreciate the value of market-growing innovations like Safeguard Detox Body Wash
  • Charmin and Bounty are delivering great value to consumers with the products' superior absorbency.