Between the procurement of raw materials and the creation of a product, we strive to reduce waste, water, energy, and CO2 through systemic conservation efforts. We apply smart eco-design through innovative construction process improvements. And, we re-use where feasible, giving new life to what was once waste.
Operations & Suppliers
We aim to continually improve the environmental profile of our operations, focusing on energy, waste, CO2, and water.
Our Operations Approach
Our sustainability work goes beyond the core of our manufacturing operations, extending to a holistic end-to-end view of opportunities. We deliver strong results across the supply chain, ranging from manufacturing to finished product logistics—engaging our suppliers throughout the process.
Finished Product Logistics
In the logistics stage, we reduce waste in customization by applying more sustainable designs. We have also optimized our transportation efficiency by making changes to the rate, route, mode and method of transportation. We have focused on eliminating inefficiencies such as loading and unloading delays, rush transport up-charges, dead legs (empty trucks) and P&G production line stops.
We collaborate closely with suppliers across the entire supply chain. We have implemented a supplier sustainability scorecard, which assesses the environmental footprint of our suppliers, enabling P&G to partner and help reduce the environmental impact along the supply chain.
- Conservation & Process Improvement
Across P&G facilities, Site Sustainability Leaders identify conservation opportunities in four environmental footprints: waste, water, energy, and C02.
- Waste Re-Use
Through the efforts of our Global Asset Recovery Purchases team (GARP), we find new opportunities to re-use what would otherwise be waste.
- Facility Eco-Design
We apply smart eco-design through innovative process improvements, resulting in higher design standards for P&G facilities throughout the world.
- Alternative Energy
We are sourcing and exploring alternative energy such as solar, wind, co-generation, biogas, and geothermal to power our plants.
- Supplier Engagement
We partner with our suppliers to reduce their environmental impact. We follow strict guidelines for diversity and sustainability of our suppliers, benefiting both our business and our brands.