Innovation

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People are the center of all we do

With the heart of a start-up and the resources of a global corporation, we are always looking for imaginative ways to reinvent every aspect of our business. As we innovate, we find inspiration in
people — their needs, values, desires, and passions.

This focus on people infuses how we approach innovation across all areas.

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Constructive disruption: our unique approach to innovation

We believe the only constant is change. In other words, disruption is inevitable. By understanding and embracing it, however, it’s possible to create a kind of constructive disruption that moves business forward, keeping pace with changing markets and consumers’ evolving needs.

Face Shields: From Design to Production in 14 days

Face shields

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.

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Constructive disruption is important in any environment and even more so in the environment we’re currently operating in — requiring an ongoing mindset of constructive disruption and disruptive possibility.

-David Taylor,

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, P&G

Annual Report 2020

Innovation our way

What happens when you infuse a global corporation with the spirit of a start-up? It unlocks a world of new ways to reinvent every aspect of the business.

LifeLab

Consumer Electronics Show

Reinventing experiences and changing consumer expectations is the hallmark of our innovation. Since 2019, P&G has showcased our innovation at CES, the premier global stage for new and emerging consumer technology.

Here’s how it works. Our LifeLab gives consumers an immersive look at the intersection of our deep consumer knowledge and category-changing innovations that define our brands.

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GrowthWorks

GrowthWorks

Our lean innovation model, GrowthWorks, is a unique and disruptive approach that enables us to accelerate and elevate our product research and development processes.

Here’s how it works. We leverage the strengths that come with being one of the largest consumer goods manufacturers while also embracing the agility of a start-up. The results speak for themselves. We’ve already launched many successful experiments, and we’re currently running nearly 200 more.

P&G Ventures

P&G Ventures

Our start-up studio, P&G Ventures, works with entrepreneurs, inventors and start-ups to create new brands and businesses outside of the categories in which we currently compete.

Here’s how it works. First, we identify big consumer problems that aren’t being met today and look for business and technology partners to help solve them. Then, we use our resources and expertise to develop, test and refine the brands to set them up for long-term success. Finally, we help the new brands scale and grow into their full potential.

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Signal

Signal P&G

Since 2012, we have produced Signal P&G, a remarkable “inside out” conference that welcomes the world’s most innovative business leaders into the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati. Each year in July, we bring together nearly two dozen remarkable speakers to inspire an audience of thousands around the world to learn and take action – driving constructive disruption throughout the P&G ecosystem globally.

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Connect+Develop

Connect + Develop

Our external partnership program, Connect + Develop, is based on the belief that collaboration accelerates innovation.

Here’s how it works. Our global team searches for trailblazers outside the company. Then, we create and nurture partnerships with these inventors, patent holders and other innovators—ultimately leading to new solutions in every area of business, from supply chains to products and technologies to in-store and e-commerce experiences.

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IWS

Integrated Work Systems (IWS)

IWS is our operational excellence program that ensures superiority in our manufacturing and supply chain performance.

IWS provides a structured program that unleashes the power of our people through capability building and focusing everyone, every day on loss elimination. It creates an inspiring workplace where continuous improvement is the driving force to delight consumers and customers with superior products and value.

P&G has made IWS available for other companies to leverage via our partnership with EY.

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Innovation in action

Our commitment to innovation means we’re always trying new things and looking for new areas where we can find inspiration and contribute to the conversation.

CES 2020

CES 2020

P&G’s second showing at CES 2020 reiterated how we are leading constructive disruption to innovate superior products that re-invent the consumer experience.

CES 2020

The innovators behind the innovations

Every breakthrough idea starts in the mind of a forward-thinking person. Someone who looks at a challenge with fresh eyes, connects the dots in a new way, and constructively disrupts the boundaries of what’s possible.

Here are some of the big thinkers trailblazing new paths.

Taking Menstrual Education from Front Door to Digital (India)

Taking Menstrual Education from Front Door to Digital (India)

During a pandemic lockdown with only one suitcase and a laptop in her possession Sanya Chopra led her team to take an on-campus menstrual education program online to reach teenage girls.

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We have redefined innovation success as delivering an irresistibly superior experience... We believe this starts with a deep understanding of our consumers and staying connected with them throughout the development process.

–Kathy Fish,

P&G Chief Research, Development and Innovation Officer

Awards

We are recognized often not only for our innovations, but also for the way we go about the process of innovating.

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The World's Most Innovative Companies

2019

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Top 25 Most Innovative Client Companies

2020

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The Packaging Innovation Awards

2019

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Best Workplaces for Innovators

2019

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25 Most Innovative CMOs in the World

2019

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Best Sustainable Packaging Innovation

2019

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The Innovator 25 2019 Americas

2019

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Voted Product of the Year

2019

Ongoing innovation

Check out the latest from the frontlines of innovation.

P&G Brands in the Making – Tide PODS

Tide Pods

Bringing our brands to market could be described as a million tiny innovations in the making. Each product’s intricate passage, from the lab to the production line to your everyday routine, is a sophisticated yet surprisingly beautiful thing to behold. See how some of the world’s brightest minds, purest ingredients, and finely tuned movements culminate in the moment Tide PODS helps to keep your favorite shirt looking, feeling and smelling like new.

Tide Pods

Learn about our latest efforts

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