We are pleased to share with you our first-ever Citizenship Report. In August, we announced our new Citizenship agenda, which aggregates all the efforts we are making in this space—ongoing efforts that also align with many of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.
This report, which expands the scope of our former Sustainability Report, now reflects all aspects of our Citizenship work—including Ethics & Corporate Responsibility, Diversity & Inclusion, and Gender Equality—in addition to the Environmental Sustainability and Community Impact progress we reported on in the past.
We are, and want to be known as, a company that is governed responsibly and behaves ethically, that is open and transparent in its business dealings, that supports good causes and protects the environment, and that provides an appealing place to work where our employees are treated well and are given the opportunity to be all they can be.
This is important for our business. We know our consumers are increasingly interested in understanding more about the company behind the superior performing brands and products they have come to know and trust—and in ensuring that our actions and values are worthy of that trust.
We focus our Citizenship efforts across a number of areas. We start with Ethics & Corporate Responsibility, which is the foundation for the other four: Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability. Each of these areas is led by an executive sponsor committed to ensuring we achieve our specific objectives. Inside this report, you’ll find more details about each of these interdependent Citizenship areas.
Over my career, I have come to realize the much broader impact a company like P&G can have on the world. Everything we touch, we can help make better. We, along with our partners, can be a positive force for good. This happens when we improve consumers’ lives with our brands and products, when we act with integrity and honesty in our business dealings, when we create jobs and economic growth, when we use our voice to encourage meaningful dialogue, when we donate our time and resources to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work, and when we improve the environmental impact of our products and operations.
At P&G, we’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in each area of Citizenship, and we look forward to the opportunities in front of us to make a difference and be a positive force for good every day.