In 2020, we stepped up our efforts to be a force for good and a force for growth by doing our part to help people and communities overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the pandemic remains, so does our commitment to step up and continue to help.
We’re answering the call to do even more, guided by three core principles:
Protecting the health and well-being of P&G people;
Serving consumers around the world who count on our brands and the benefits they provide;
Supporting communities, relief agencies and people who are on the front lines of this global pandemic.
Taken together, they ensure P&G will be there for the employees, consumers and communities who have always been there for us.
OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE TOP STORIES PROTECTING P&G PEOPLE
We are helping P&G people work confidently – standing with and behind them – with a rigorous focus on health and safety through:
Safety protocols and manufacturing of protective gear to keep them safe on site;
Network and collaboration tool upgrades and training to ensure sufficiency and flexibility when they work remotely; and
Enhanced benefits and wellness resources to help navigate the challenges of managing work and family.
Return to Site Underway at Cincinnati Offices
Procter & Gamble workers are beginning to return to the Company's multiple worksites, including the world headquarters in downtown Cincinnati.
We’re using community infection rates to determine when and how to implement specific return-to-work plan and protocols.
Get more of the story from WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.
P&G ArtsWave Giving Campaign will keep the Arts “Free For All!”
The pandemic changed how we experience the arts — but the need for supporting them did not change. The sustained leadership and support of P&Gers benefitted the annual employee giving campaign for ArtsWave, an organization supporting the arts community in Greater Cincinnati.
P&G India Supports COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
As a part of our company's #PGSurakshaIndia program, P&G Indian is donating INR 50 Cr towards 10 lakh vaccine doses for 5 lakh citizens —vaccine doses to help 100 citizens for every one employee we have in India. P&G will also continue to extend its support to the broader community through the donation of products, in-house manufactured masks and sanitizers especially to aid frontline and essential workers.
Protecting P&G People with ‘Care & Courage’
Protecting the health and well-being of P&G people is our priority during this trying time. We support team members around the world so they can stay safe while serving our consumers. To do this – we “role-model courage and care,” said our Chief HR Officer Tracey Grabowski.
“We try to role-model courage and care in everything we do, and I’m seeing that in spades around the world,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Tracey Grabowski.
Supporting Employees So They Can Serve Consumers
P&G people are coming together to support each other and operate our business in new and innovative ways.
“The team continues to step up, enabling our colleagues to focus on serving customers and consumers,” said Jon Browne, director of Global Compensation and Benefits Delivery & Operations.
Jakarta Team Comes Together With Shared Purpose
At our Jakarta, Indonesia plant, the team is working together to stay safe in the current environment, taking measures such as temperature checks, increased sanitization and hygiene processes, virtual meetings and physical distancing - under a shared motto: "Stay safe and take care."
Tapping Into Technology To Care For Customers & Each Other
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced unprecedented rapid change to the way we live; and technology has been an important enabler as we all navigate these changes – whether it is to get food and supplies, connect with our loved ones or continue to work.
Poland Keeping Employees Safe
P&G’s Aleksandrów Plant is producing sanitizer for all P&G locations in Poland.
In Poland, P&G’s Aleksandrow Plant made sanitizer in record timing. This newly produced sanitizer will be shared with plant employees and other P&G locations throughout the country. By producing this sanitizer, the team is contributing to the safety of its own employees while keeping the business running to serve consumers.
The team is also supplying sanitizer for the local community, including the Polish Red Cross, an infectious disease hospital and daily care home for adults in Aleksandrów Łódzki.
We’re constantly finding new ways to deliver more of the products consumers depend on.
We’re improving everyday life with technology, delivering innovation solutions for Happy, Healthy, Hygienic Homes. We’re using our brands’ voices to share important safety, cleaning and hygiene messages with consumers.
Best Western Hotels Adds Microban 24 Professional to Keep Hotels Clean
A recent survey from P&G Professional found that 70 percent of hotel guests have a more stringent definition of “hotel cleanliness” since COVID-19. When Microban 24 Professional product was released, Best Western Hotels added it to its list of professional cleaning products used in its We Care Clean program.
Two Flash Professional Products Proven Effective Against SARS-CoV-2
Independent testing confirmed that Flash Professional Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner and Flash Professional Disinfecting Degreaser, have received test results indicating they kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, when used according to label directions. The certification is “good news for the care sector” and the products are an “essential resource in protecting our most vulnerable citizens.”
P&G, Collaborators Develop and Distribute Innovative Nasal Swabs
P&G developed an innovative nasal swab with partners as part of our commitment to help communities address supply shortages and to bring creative solutions to bear on the challenges facing laboratories and supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charmin, Family Care Team Keeps Rolling
Throughout 2020, our Family Care Team has been hard at work, and our responsive workforce is taking incredible ownership of the business to meet the spike in demand for toilet paper and other products.
Hand Sanitizer to Battle COVID-19
In 2020, we installed new lines to start production of hand sanitizer in five manufacturing sites around the world, using it to ensure our people can continue operating safely and sharing it with hospitals, health authorities and relief organizations.
Microban 24 sanitizing spray approved by EPA to kill the virus that causes COVID-19
While cleaning and sanitizing have always been important, people have become even more focused on keeping their homes clean and families healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
P&G Helps Start-up Close the Gap on Ventilator Shortage
Venti-Now, a Greater Cincinnati start-up founded by P&G R&D retiree John Molander, recently received FDA Emergency Use Authorization to create a safe, effective and affordable solution to meet the emergency COVID-19 ventilator shortage around the world.
Face Shields: From Design to Production in 14 days
Inspired by healthcare workers on the front lines of the global response to coronavirus, P&G researchers and engineers have developed the capability to produce face shields in Cincinnati and Boston — and they did it in less than two weeks.
Our plants in France are joining forces to support local communities
P&G France plants in Amiens and Blois donated over 15,000 masks and hand sanitizing solutions to the local health facilities. Our Blois plant staff supplied items for bottling hydroalcoholic gel to neighboring companies. The plant also donated 4,000 lab coats, hygiene caps and gloves to hospitals.
Supporting P&G’s Suppliers at A Critical Time
Our diverse network of +60,000 suppliers includes large, small, and diverse-owned businesses.
Together, we're committed to getting our trusted brands to people around the world, to help them take care of their personal health and hygiene and keep their homes safe and clean.
Greater China Team Safeguard Shows Speed, Agility
Our team in Tianjin, China, continues to innovate to meet the demand for Safeguard's liquid hand soap and body wash products in the midst of the global pandemic – bringing to market new, larger sizes of its hand soap in record time.
Mehoopany Plant Looking Out for Consumers, Community
Our Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, plant team is working hard to ensure the products like Charmin toilet paper and Bounty paper towels and napkins are available to the people who count on them.
Read more about how the Mehoopany Plant supports its consumers and the community in
Greater China Olay: Delivering with Agility
Olay beauty consultants in Greater China, took innovative training to connect online with the consumers who rely on their products – proving once more the fearless Olay spirit at this moment when the world can use more positivity and resilience.
Gattatico Team Delivers Hope and Mr. Proper to Italian Hospitals
P&G Home Care colleagues in Gattatico, Italy – one of the areas most impacted by COVID-19 – volunteered on March 22 to keep production lines running for an additional four-hour shift to produce 45,000 bottles of Mr. Proper, donating them to more than 70 hospitals across the country.
Oral-B and Crest Step Up to Support Dental Professionals and Consumers
During the pandemic, dental professionals around the world have faced many challenges to continue providing excellent dental care while minimizing risk to patients and dental care personnel. Oral-B and Crest have stepped up to partner with dental professionals.
Pampers Helping Parents and Premature Babies Stay Connected
Pampers is partnering with the March of Dimes and the Canadian Premature Baby Foundation to provide technology grants to eligible hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. These grants will help parents of preemies in the NICU stay connected and interact with their baby while abiding by hospital visiting limitations.
P&G Spain inspires consumers to donate masks and robes
Through its consumer activation platform
Próxima a ti, P&G Spain helped consumers learn to make masks and robes at home. Our consumers not only made these materials for their own use, they also donated 3,000 masks and 1,500 robes to families of COVID-19 patients, and to doctors and nurses fighting the virus.
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The extraordinary events of 2020 have made it clear that brands and companies have a responsibility to society and the world around us. P&G is determined to Lead with Love and to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better for communities, equality and our planet.
In 2020, we donated tens of millions of dollars in cash, product and in-kind support to individuals, families and communities, helping ensure that they have access to the everyday essentials many of us take for granted.
We believe that even the smallest acts of good can make the world a better place. Please join us and #LeadWithLove at
Safeguard Hand Soap and Walgreens Partner with Americares to Bring 10 Million Handwashes to Communities in Need
Safeguard is teaming up with Walgreens in a new collaboration with Americares to launch the Hope is in Your Hands Program, which will provide 10 million handwashes to communities and families in need. Americares, the largest non-profit provider of medical aid to organizations serving low income and uninsured patients, partners with clinics to increase service capacity, improve health outcomes and reduce costs for patients.
P&G Supports "Recovering Learning" to Help School Dropouts in Latin America
School closures and the economic recession as a result of the pandemic health measures have taken a heavy toll on children and young people around the world. The socioeconomic crisis caused by COVID-19 will mean an educational setback of eight to ten years in Latin America, according to a projection of the Organization of Ibero-American States.
P&G, with the support of United Way, is taking an active role to fight school dropouts in Latin America by supporting the program Recovering Learning.
P&G Beauty Leaders Discuss Impact of COVID on Industry
The COVID19 pandemic has done much to widen the gender equality gap, across society and the workplace. But as economies start to open, what role could the beauty industry play in accelerating gender equality?
Our P&G Beauty experts shared their thoughts in the second episode of Diversity Beyond Numbers, a mini-series podcast created in partnership with Global Cosmetics News. To listen, visit:
P&G India Reaches Over 50,000 Underserved Children With Education During Pandemic
P&G India Reaches Over 50,000 Underserved Children With Education During Pandemic
Grow a Mo – Save a Bro with Gillette Germany
In 2020, Gillette in DACH partnered for the first time with the Movember Foundation to raise funds for mental health support for workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The #MutzumMo campaign in Germany raised funds during November, or “Movember” 2020.
P&G Indonesia Provides 75 Hand Washing Stations for 30 Schools in West Java
Covid-19 is worsening inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other deprived and marginalized groups, including the school children. Working together with Save the Children Indonesia, P&G Indonesia used donated funds to provide 75 communal handwashing stations and thermo guns across 30 schools in the West Java area.
As Nation Reopens, Procter & Gamble’s Safeguard Announces $10 Million Hygiene Education and Product Donation Initiative to Help Keep Children Healthy
Safeguard Announces $10 Million Hygiene Education and Product Donation Initiative to Help Keep Children Healthy
P&G Greece: Supporting The Ones That Need It The Most
P&G Greece recently joined forces with the local Red Cross to shape a yearly program that would support people experiencing homelessness in three major cities.
P&G Steps Up in Europe with Donations and Aid
In March 2020, P&G in Europe announced we’re making donations totaling $10 million in products and financial support toward relief efforts for the #COVID19 response. This significant donation delivered everyday cleaning, health and hygiene essentials to those who need it most.
P&G, Secret Support U.S. Small Business Recovery
In 2020, we stepped forward with Secret and
LISC to support women-owned, minority-owned businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, committing $1.2M to support women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
P&G Singapore Brings Chinese New Year Festive Cheer to Families in Need
P&G Singapore support more than 400 families in need from the South West District of Singapore with a free professional family portrait session, along with P&G household packs and a carton mandarin oranges and Festive Cheer packs to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Ariel Home Program Cleans Clothes and Shares Hope in Costa Rica
79 volunteers of the San José Center and our brand Ariel donated 31 boxes of clean clothes and 1,566 units of laundry detergent following Hurricane Eta in 2020.
P&G and Global Citizen team up on World Recovery Plan sustain post-pandemic recovery
Right now the world is facing serious challenges that impact all of us.
We’re stepping forward to Lead with Love through our company and brand acts of good supporting key aspects of Global Citizen's World Recovery Plan.
P&G takes a million steps to close the digital divide
The COVID-19 pandemic has broadened the digital divide, especially in communities of color.
Through the One Million Connected Devices Now initiative, we will be able to help students acquire the tools they need to thrive in their education.
Brands Helping Men Navigate At-Home Hair Dilemma
Many barbers around the country are still shut down, but hair doesn’t stop growing! Braun, Gillette, and The Art of Shaving – have come to the rescue for men missing their barbers, creating at-home hair cutting tutorials.
Americares Partnership Aids Healthcare Workers
P&G supported our long-time partner organization Americares for an evening of laughs to support frontline health workers in the fight against the coronavirus. Americares, a health-focused relief organization, is providing critically needed protective gear, training and emotional support for health workers in the United States and around the world.
To rewatch the show, visit:
P&G Venezuela: The Power To Do Good Every Day
P&G Venezuela partnered with United Way to donate Mr. Clean to local hospitals, Pampers to the two biggest foster home associations in the country and P&G water purifiers to local preschools to be distributed as part of our Children Safe Drinking Water Program.
Supporting Communities Throughout Central America
P&G Central America and the Dominican Republic together with our NGO partners stepped up to be a force for good for the communities that need more support during this time.
Ariel provides free laundry service for patients and health care professionals. Pampers focuses its donations on babies under risk. Oral-B, Head & Shoulders, Always, Old Spice and Secret are donated to hospitals and shelters. Gillette supports 15,000 medical professionals with free razors.
P&G DACH Team activates #GemeinsamStärker (#StrongerTogether)
P&G DACH’s #GemeinsamStaerker program brings external medical, life, beauty and parenting experts together to offer a place for help and advice to consumers feeling uncertain and concerned. The ad-free live discussion focuses on support and reliable information on hygiene, raising children, fitness and family life.
P&G Canada steps up to join COVID-19 relief efforts
P&G Canada and its brands have announced donations totaling more than $2.5 million in hygiene products, hand sanitizers, face masks and financial support to healthcare workers and Canadians impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Tide Team Helps Lighten the Load for US First Responders
On March 30, Tide Loads of Hope Powered by Tide Cleaners began providing free laundry and dry-cleaning services to medical personnel, police officers, firefighters and their immediate family members at all Tide Cleaners locations in three U.S. cities: Houston, Indianapolis and Phoenix.
P&G Joins One World: Together At Home
P&G joins Global Citizen on Saturday, April 18 for One World: Together At Home, a global special celebrating healthcare workers and uplifting relief organizations and charities providing food, shelter and essentials to those in need.
here for the lineup and how to watch the event.
P&G Spain and its Brands Stepping Up as a Force for Good
P&G Spain is providing financial and product donations to the Spanish Red Cross RESPONDE Plan for the construction of emergency medical centers.
Our brands in Spain are stepping up to support healthcare professionals...
P&G Peru Distributes Clean Water, Cleaning Products
Villa Panamericana in Peru houses those affected by coronavirus and health care workers.
To help them and other communities in need, our Materiales Plant employees donated 2.5 million cleaning and personal hygiene products and an equivalent of 500,000 liters of water through our CSDW Program.
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“Care to Every Home” in Russia
P&G Russia, partnering with FoodBank, offers “Care to Every Home” in response to COVID-19, donating 76 tons of essential products to thousands of people across the country, while our St. Petersburg Gillette plant held a “charity shift;” supplying Russian medical staff with disposable razors produced during the shift.
Iowa City Beauty Care Plant Supports University of Iowa Health Care Workers
As our Iowa City plant keeps production rolling, they also helped neighbors in need. The team supplied more than 6,000 bottles and closures to the University of Iowa Health Care to package and distribute hand sanitizer to hospital workers.
P&G, GlobalMedic Donate to Canadians Experiencing Homelessness
P&G Canada has donated 33,000 P&G personal hygiene kits to homeless people - with GlobalMedic, our long-standing disaster relief partner distributing food and hygiene kits in a temporary tent outside a community food bank in Toronto, with P&G also supplying front-line health care workers.
Rakona Plant Steps Up For Health Care Workers and Students
As a response to the COVID-19 crisis in the community of Rakovnik, Czech Republic, P&G Rakona plant stepped up disinfectant production, contributed Ariel and Fairy products to the hospital, and even donated laptops to local students to enable remote education.
Stepping up for Quarantine Residences in Turkey
P&G Turkey worked with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Turkish Red Crescent to deliver +7,000 packs of Ariel, Fairy, and Flash surface cleaners to government quarantine residents, also providing 2,000 personal care kits to the Turkish Red Crescent for people in Istanbul.
Pantene Helps North American Families Facing Food Insecurity
To help families most in need right now, Pantene is donating $500,000 to Feeding America and $100,000 to Foodbanks Canada. They also
released a video on Instagram to inspire others.
Stepping up in our Headquarters City
Over the years, the CEO of P&G’s global disaster relief partner
Matthew 25: Ministries has seen some things. We’re collaborating with organizations and businesses to respond to the impact of coronavirus in our hometown Cincinnati.
NYSE Gives #Gratitude to P&G Employees
On April 9,
the New York Stock Exchange recognized our employees for stepping up to deliver everyday essentials to consumers around the world. The NYSE featured Randy Timmons, a 22-year-veteran of P&G’s Albany Plant, in their #Gratitude initiative.
iHeart Concert on FOX Inspires America
On Sunday, millions of Americans watched the iHeart Living Room Concert for America on FOX, raising more than $8 million to battle COVID-19.
P&G, along with Always, Crest, Pampers, Oral B and Secret, donated $500,000 to benefit Feeding America and the First Responders Children’s Foundation.
FOX will reair the iHeart Living Room concert at 9 p.m. ET, Monday, April 6. For more information about the program and how to donate, visit:
Teaming Up with Twitch for #StreamAid2020
The Solidarity Response Fund powered by the United Nations, supports the WHO's work to track and study coronavirus. On Saturday, March 28, we teamed up with Twitch.TV to present #StreamAid2020 and engage more people in this global relief effort.
Stepping Up with the #DistanceDance
To drive social distancing particularly among the young population - people around the world are doing the #DistanceDance. For the first 3 million videos posted, P&G donated to Feeding America & Matthew 25: Ministries to help families in need.
Our P&G China team is actively supporting relief efforts and access to products – vital supplies to China’s health care workers and communities.
The China team donated more than RMB 19.47 million ($2.7 million) to help Wuhan fight against Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia and the COVID-19 outbreak.
Safeguard Philippines Support Staff in 17 Cities
Mabuhay po kayo!
Our team at Safeguard Philippines is providing protection kits to staff in eight hospitals and in 17 cities, partnering with the nation’s hospitals, local governments, the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET), and allied organizations.
Vicks® Donates $1 million for COVID-19 Health Care Relief
Frontline health workers and ICU patients will benefit from a $1 million donation from Vicks to Direct Relief, one of the world’s largest medical relief organizations.
These funds will provide protective gear, medicine, and equipment needed to treat an anticipated spike in ICU patients.
P&G Joins Greater Cincinnati Relief Efforts
We have teamed up with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and other Cincinnati-based companies to launch the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.
“Our community has a track record of exceptional generosity,” said David Taylor, P&G’s chairman and CEO. “In moments like this, our unity is our strength.”
P&G contributed $500,000 to the fund, part of the company’s current commitment of more than $7 million to aid response and relief efforts.
Learn more about our Citizenship efforts