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Procter & Gamble Aims For 100% Sustainable Packaging, Zero CO2 Emissions

By September 29, 2010December 30th, 2020Food & Beverage, General, Industry News, Markets, Other Retail, Pharmaceutical

Editor’s Note this article is published in Fast Magazine BY Ariel Schwartz
Tue Sep 28, 2010

Pantene, Pringles, and Pampers may not seem like the most sustainability-oriented brands on the market. But parent company Procter & Gamble is making a notable effort at ramping up its environmentally friendly practices: The world’s largest consumer products company unveiled a Sustainability Vision plan this week, outlining a number of impressive goals for both the near and long-term.

P&G’s long-term goals include using 100% renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging, having zero consumer and manufacturing waste go to landfills, powering plants with 100% renewable energy, and emitting zero carbon dioxide emissions. Lofty goals to be sure, but the company plans to reach its milestones in 10-year increments.

The first set of incremental goals (for 2020), include replacing 25% of petroleum-sourced raw materials with renewable materials, powering operations with 30% renewable energy, cutting manufacturing waste to under 0.5%, and cutting packaging by 20% per consumer use. P&G hasn’t yet revealed the next set of goals, but it plans to announce progress on the 2020 goals each year.

P&G is far from the first multinational corporation to announce ambitious sustainability goals. But unlike companies such as Walmart and Colgate-Palmolive, P&G’s big goals have incremental, manageable timelines. The corporation is also well on its way to smaller green goals–Procter & Gamble’s previously announced 2012 goals include $20 billion in cumulative sales of products with low eco-impacts and a 20% reduction (per unit production) in total CO2 emissions, energy consumption, water consumption and disposed waste from P&G plants.


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