"We felt it was important to come forward with an ambitious, science-based goal to help do our part to address the challenges that climate change poses."
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced today a new goal to reduce absolute
greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30% by 2020. The goal
was developed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This new
goal is based on the best available science and represents an important
step forward in the Company’s continued efforts to minimize its
greenhouse gas emissions that impact climate change.
In addition, the Company is joining the Climate Savers Program, a
program sponsored by WWF to enable leadership companies to collaborate
and accelerate their efforts to address climate change.
P&G selected a stretching target of 30% after considering the latest
science presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. A
30% reduction will ensure that P&G is supporting global efforts to
prevent global temperatures from exceeding two degrees Celsius, and is
consistent with science-based methodologies that are helping companies
align targets with climate science.
“Climate change is a global issue and we believe everyone – companies,
governments, and individuals – all have a role to play,” said Len
Sauers, vice president, global sustainability for P&G. “We felt it was
important to come forward with an ambitious, science-based goal to help
do our part to address the challenges that climate change poses.”
P&G has been working in partnership with WWF to develop its new goal and
advance its efforts on climate change. “We recognize P&G for its
leadership in setting a reduction target that is grounded in climate
science,” said Suzanne Apple, senior vice president, private sector
engagement at World Wildlife Fund. “This is a significant commitment
that will lead to measurable reductions in P&G’s greenhouse gas
emissions while inspiring other companies to step up and take action. We
are pleased to welcome P&G as the newest member of our Climate Savers
Program, which serves to recognize industry leaders who are pursuing
innovative and cost effective solutions to climate change.”
P&G plans to achieve its new goal by maintaining a focus on energy
conservation and increasing its use of renewable energy. “We set this
goal with the firm belief that it will be good for the environment and
good for our business,” said Martin Riant, Group President, P&G, and
executive sponsor for Global Sustainability. “Energy conservation and
increasing renewable energy will not only drive emission reductions, but
will decrease costs and help create innovative solutions that will help
our brands win with consumers.”
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest
portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®,
Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®,
Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®,
Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G
community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.
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