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Check Out Line: P&G shows its sustainable side

October 19, 2009

Check out Procter & Gamble’s environmental and social efforts.

P&G was added to the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations in 2009.  On Monday, the household products powerhouse released its latest sustainability report, “Designed to Matter.” 

The report comes seven months after P&G raised its 2012 sustainability goals.
P&G said that since 2002 it has cut water consumption by 52 percent, energy usage by 48 percent, carbon dioxide emissions by 52 percent and waste disposal by 53 percent in its operations.

tide-with-febrezeThe company has been making concentrated Tide detergent (shown here), for a few years.  Industry watchers may recall that Wal-Mart pushed detergent makers to cut back on the use of water and plastic packaging.  The smaller, lighter bottles also require less fuel to ship.

Through social responsibility programs, P&G has undertaken projects such as delivering millions of liters of clean drinking water to children in need. 
P&G said that $13.1 billion in sales since 2007 have come from products with a significantly lower environmental impact.

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(Reuters photo)

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