Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re forming a multi-year, global partnership with Archewell Foundation, an impact-driven non-profit created by Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in service of building more compassionate communities.
P&G has long committed to being a force for good in the areas of community impact, equality and inclusion and environmental sustainability. We’ve also been inspired by the mission of the Archewell Foundation and its founders – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – that with community, and through compassionate service to others, we can drive systemic cultural change, benefitting everyone.
We have brought together our shared values and global reach to advance gender equality, more inclusive online spaces, and celebrate resilience and impact through Para sport. We will also build on our joint aspirations, most recently demonstrated by our work together in support of Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, an event that inspired vaccine confidence worldwide and mobilized more than US$300 million in the push for greater global access to COVID-19 vaccines.
• Gender Equality: Through Archewell Foundation, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are on a mission to build a more equitable and just future for women and girls and together we are putting a priority focus on gender equity. Building on Archewell Foundation’s work with organizations such as Girls Inc. and National Women’s Law Center, we will elevate the voices of adolescent girls to ensure their point of view and lived experience is heard at the tables where decisions are made. And in collaboration with the non-profit organization Promundo, we will underscore the importance of engaging men and boys in the drive for gender equity throughout society and encourage shared caregiving at home so everyone in the family can thrive. We will also work to ensure parents of every makeup and all walks of life have the support they need. Just this weekend on Mother’s Day, we joined Archewell Foundation in supporting Harvest Home, a homeless shelter specifically for expectant mothers. We recognize that when we uplift girls and women, communities thrive and everyone prospers.
• Compassionate and Inclusive Online Spaces: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and P&G have each advocated for greater civility, transparency, and accountability of our shared online space, including their collaboration on the specially curated edition of TIME 100 Talks, themed around the topic of “Engineering a Better World” in October 2020. Now, we are undertaking a joint effort in support of building a better online environment that unlocks positive, compassionate, and creative spaces.
• Resilience and Impact through Sport: Archewell Foundation and P&G believe in the transformative power of sport and in the athletes who exemplify the resilience and courage it takes to achieve a dream. They are inspired by the athletes who are using their voices and their actions to make meaningful impact in sport and build more compassion in their communities, demonstrating that the true measure of greatness is goodness. Building on The Duke of Sussex's long-standing work to showcase the power of sport in the recovery of wounded, injured, and sick service members and veterans around the world - as creator and founder of the Invictus Games and more - and as part of P&G’s sponsorship of Paralympic athletes, we will leverage the platform of Para sport to increase visibility and inclusivity.
We will be sharing more in the weeks and months ahead as P&G and Archewell Foundation work to do more for our communities, for equality and for our collective wellbeing – one compassionate act of good at a time. We hope you’ll join us.
About P&G’s 2021 Acts of Good in 2021
At P&G, fostering equality and inclusion, supporting our communities and protecting the planet is embedded in how we do business. We believe we have a responsibility to make the world better — through the products we create and the positive impact our brands and company can have. Under our Lead with Love campaign, P&G and its brands have committed to 2,021 acts of good this year. In the U.S., consumers can do even more through P&G Good Everyday, a new consumer rewards program that helps turn everyday actions into acts of good. Activity on the website earns points that can be redeemed for rewards; as consumers report their own acts of good, P&G makes donations to causes consumers care about.