Personal care giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced new sustainability goals for 2030, named ‘Ambition 2030’.
The new goals, which are hoped to enable positive impact on the environment and society while creating value for the company and consumers, coincide with an announcement that the company has already achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, with strategies in place to achieve the rest.
Virginie Helias, P&G Vice President of Global Sustainability, said, “Building on our progress to date, our 2030 goals seek to address two of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: finite resources and growing consumption.
“We know P&G alone does not have all the answers. It will take partnerships and collaboration to make meaningful progress and our brands will develop innovations to take responsible consumption to the next level.”
The new goals include: brands – primarily eco-friendly and recyclable packaging innovations for its 20 leadership brands; supply chain – ensuring its manufacturing sites aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half and the purchase of enough renewable electricity to power 100 percent of its plants; society – creating transformation partnerships to allow people, businesses and the environment to thrive; and employees – equipping and rewarding staff for sustainable thinking.
David Taylor, P&G’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We believe P&G can be a force for good and a force for growth, and we are taking a more deliberate approach to delighting consumers while enabling responsible consumption.
“Consumers expect the brands they trust to deliver superior performance and to also help solve some of the most complex challenges facing our world. Our global reach, our understanding of the five billion consumers we serve, and our innovation capabilities give us a unique ability to make a positive difference.”