The global consumer products manufacturer, P&G, says it is on track to reduce packaging by 20 percent per unit of production by 2020.
It says that given this progress it will now aim to double the use of recycled resin in plastic packaging and also ensure 90 percent of its product packaging is recyclable or that “programs are in place to create the ability to recycle it.”
P&G is working across its supply chain to develop the capability by 2020 to replace top petroleum-derived raw materials with renewable materials, “as cost and scale permit.”
Martin Riant, P&G – “We continue to improve the environmental sustainability of our products across all aspects of their life cycle – from manufacturing, packaging and delivery through consumer use”
“We continue to improve the environmental sustainability of our products across all aspects of their life cycle – from manufacturing, packaging and delivery through consumer use,” said Martin Riant, P&G executive sponsor of sustainability and group president, global baby and feminine & family care.
“We are reducing the environmental footprint of our products for shoppers, our communities and the company while still delivering the quality and performance people expect from P&G products.”
P&G is guided by 12 established Environmental Sustainability Goals toward its vision of 100 percent renewable energy use, 100 percent renewable or recycled materials for all products and packaging, and zero consumer and manufacturing waste going to landfills.
Since establishing its goals in 2010, P&G has made considerable progress. There now are 70 zero-waste manufacturing sites; energy consumption, water use, C02 emissions, and truck transportation are all down significantly; use of renewable energy and the number of virgin-materials certifications are up substantially.
P&G also has expanded its social sustainability work, touching and improving the lives of more than 50 million people each year through disaster relief and programs such as Children’s Safe Drinking Water and the Pampers UNICEF partnership.
“We’re committed to grow P&G’s business responsibly,” Riant said. “We want to create industry-leading value for consumers and shareholders while conserving resources, protecting the environment, and improving quality of life for those who need it most. P&G’s growth objectives and sustainability goals are mutually interdependent.”