Equality & Inclusion

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At P&G, we aspire to create a company and a world where equality and inclusion is achievable for all; where respect and inclusion are the cornerstones of our culture; where equal access and opportunity to learn, grow, succeed and thrive are available to everyone.

We believe in the power of our differences and the impact we can make when we come together united by shared values and purpose. We are committed to doing the work to make this a reality.

INCLUSION

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We believe inclusion changes the game for all of us. We strive to get the full value and potential of diversity through inclusion – fostering an environment where P&G people can be their best full and authentic selves in the workplace. This enables us to unlock the real potential of our teams, the power of our differences, and the strength of our togetherness. We aspire for everyone to bring their unique selves to work, for every talent to be used and every voice to be heard. That is the power of inclusion.

PROGRESSING DIVERSITY IN OUR WORKFORCE

We recognize that representation is a continued commitment, and it’s one of many ways we make and measure our progress. We also believe that equality benefits all of us – and it will take all of us, working together, to make a bigger impact.

While we’ve made progress in many areas – we know we can do even more.

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Equality and Inclusion

Our path forward

Equality & Inclusion starts with all of us. Our strategy is designed so that each P&G employee sees themselves and their work making a meaningful impact in building the business and organization.

ASPIRATIONS, ACTIONS & OUTCOMES

Our Efforts

Our Equality & Inclusion aspiration is holistic and integrated so that we make a meaningful impact in four key areas.

For more information about our Equality & Inclusion efforts, download the 2020 Citizenship Report.

Employees

We strive to be a company and create a culture where we:
Encourage, embrace, and value each of us for being our authentic self.
Tackle bias, build empathy, and respect everyone.
Enable access and opportunity for all.
Harness our differences to solve problems, expand opportunities and grow stronger together.
Reflect the billions of diverse people we serve around the world, at every level of the company.

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GOAL: Expand and accelerate our ability to source, retain, and develop a globally diverse organization.

We are a company of unique innovators, creators and problem solvers. We believe that diversity and variety in all its forms is a unique strength. We believe that diversity accelerates our ability to innovate and create beyond our current boundaries and to solve problems that make meaningful differences for the consumers we serve, and to support the communities in which we live and work.

Our affinity networks connect employees based on similar interests or diversity aspects and are key enablers for employees to feel valued, respected and included, while enabling them to perform at their peak. These groups foster understanding of the interests and needs of the employees in them and provide P&G with assistance in attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce.

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GOAL: Continue our work to ensure we have built equal and equitable access into and throughout our systems, policies and practices across Talent, Compensation and Benefits, Accessibility, and Policy.

We believe it is our responsibility to touch and improve the lives of P&G employees everywhere we operate, constantly working to integrate principles of equity and equality into core Company systems. Our people and workplace systems create the foundation by which employees experience the company; from how we manage talent, to the degree of flexibility employees have to live full and complete home and work lives.

Affinity groups

African Ancestry Leadership Network (AALN)

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The African Ancestry Leadership Network (AALN) is the 1st employee affinity group established at P&G and has been a catalyst for other affinity organizations. Its focus includes recruiting, mentoring and sponsorship, talent development and community engagement.

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GABLE is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, supportive global network that enables LGBTQ+ employees and their allies to contribute to their fullest potential and to bring their whole selves to work every day.

Brands

We build the world’s most trusted and valued brands by serving people in an inclusive way, bringing visibility to the uniqueness of their humanity.

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GOAL: Create superior products, packaging, and services that meet the unique needs of the people we serve.

Different people have different needs, and different needs require different products and product experiences. It is through thoughtful and detailed attention to individuals and their communities that we not only discover tailored solutions to address unmet needs but also generate new pipelines of innovation that will set new standards of product performance and superiority that will benefit all people.

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GOAL: Use our voice in communications to accurately and respectfully portray the people we serve.

We serve all of humanity. Our communication affects how people see the world and how they see other people. As the world’s largest advertiser, we have a responsibility to ensure those perceptions are always accurate and respectful in order to eliminate bias and promote equality by not stereotyping, diminishing, or misappropriating. We will use our reach and our voice to accurately portray people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, ability, religion or spirituality, or age. This is good for humanity – and good for our business.

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GOAL: We will use our voice to thoughtfully promote equality and inclusion worldwide.

We believe companies and brands have the unique opportunity to step up and use whatever power they have to eliminate bias and promote equality and inclusion. Our brands have tremendous reach and trust, which offers the chance for them to use their voice to shine the light on bias, inspire conversations, and promote equality and inclusion – including for those who may be marginalized or struggle to be seen. When we thoughtfully use our voice to more fully serve humanity, it’s good for people and it’s good for our communities.

Building a More Inclusive World for People with Disabilities

We are on a journey to champion audio description in advertising commercials – just one of the ways of driving a more inclusive approach. We have introduced audio description across the majority of our ads in the UK, US and Spain - opening them up to some 30 million blind or visually impaired people by hearing a description of the visual actions. Experience an Olay ad without audio-description for vision impaired consumers and an Olay ad with audio description.

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Choose Equal

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We leveraged our voice in advertising and media to create films and sponsor programs that shine a light on people who are disproportionately affected by the global pandemic — raising awareness and raising funds for relief efforts. We released a film called “Choose Equal” to bring focus to ongoing gender inequalities and inspire action. Now more than ever, we remain committed to gender equality. #WeSeeEqual

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Partners

We build equality and inclusion into key areas of our supply and value ecosystem by expanding opportunity – and partnering with others to advance critical priority areas for the company – we can accelerate growth of human beings and business.

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GOAL: Being more equitable in our spending and advocacy of diverse owned and led businesses.

As a large company, with a broad portfolio and footprint, we have the potential to provide diverse businesses with access to meaningful business opportunities. Just as we know a diverse organization leads to better problem-solving and innovation, so does a diverse supply chain.

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GOAL: Selectively invest in partnerships, programs, and platforms that expand the pipeline of diverse talent inside and outside the company.

Our innovation is most effective when we have diverse talent designing it. Innovation has always been the life blood of P&G and it’s critical to drive sustained growth to support the business.

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GOAL: Leading thinking and taking actions with key customers and suppliers to make industrywide policies, programs, and cultures more inclusive.

When we lead inclusion within our own unique organizations and invite our partners to create equity and opportunity alongside us, we can more rapidly transform our world together – into a world that sees, values and respects everyone. We believe that a world that values everyone expands opportunity and accelerates growth.

Supplier Diversity for Equality

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Every year since 2008, P&G has spent more than $2 billion with diverse-owned businesses globally. This year, we added 21 diverse-owned suppliers to our supplier ecosystem. We introduced a new supplier for a corporate call center, diverse-owned agencies and a chemical manufacturer for our Fabric and Home Care brands. We are constantly seeking businesses that can add unique value to P&G and our brands.

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Communities

We are a force for good and a force for growth by supporting communities through our brands, people, partnerships, and platforms to achieve true equality.

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GOAL: Engaging in partnerships that shape more inclusive policy and societies where we operate.

Achieving an equal world free from bias is not work that any one individual, NGO, government or company – no matter how committed – can tackle alone. When we leverage our unique strengths and unite with others, we can make faster progress.

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GOAL: Visibly leading and inspiring inclusive actions that move our communities forward.

We strive to be influencers and role models in equality and inclusion. Our intent is to take actions to help create a world based on equity, equality and inclusion.

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GOAL: Providing access and opportunity for more people to thrive in communities where they work and live.

We know that communities are not equal everywhere and far too often, the burden of seeking equality rests on the shoulders of those most marginalized. This simply won’t work. The change we need is broad and deep and requires us to all to be active – as friends and colleagues, and as allies and advocates. We will continue to step up and step forward to help strengthen communities by promoting equity, equality and inclusion.

Committed to a Better Tomorrow

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We highlighted the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic communities in America with the film "Circumstances” and sponsored fundraising and relief efforts to help those disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

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Equality and Inclusion starts with all of us