Procter & Gamble has saved almost $2 billion through waste and energy savings since 2007, according to P&G vice president of sustainability Len Sauers, who announced the cost savings as the company released its latest sustainability report today.
The report also details two new partnerships with Constellation Energy and EDF RE, which will increase P&G’s use of renewable energy, and highlights the progress the company is making to reduce its environmental footprint.
- Climate: In September, the company set a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent, compared to 2010 levels, by 2020. Since 2010, P&G has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 4 percent.
- Transportation: The company met its goal of delivering a 20 percent reduction in truck kilometers per unit of production achieving a nearly 25 percent reduction since 2010. In addition, within North America, P&G has met its commitment to convert more than 20 percent of its truckloads to natural gas vehicles by 2016. This represents more than 14 million truck miles using natural gas and delivering several millions in cost savings.
- Wood Pulp: The company met its fiber sourcing goal to have 100 percent third-party certified virgin fiber in our tissue towel and absorbent hygiene products.
- Water Management: P&G exceeded its water reduction goal for manufacturing by delivering a 21 percent reduction since 2010.
- Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill: Over the past three years, P&G has increased the number of zero manufacturing waste to landfill sites from 10 percent to nearly 50 percent of its manufacturing sites globally.
- Sustainable Packaging: The company continued its sustainable packaging efforts such as moving Pampers from boxes to bags in most parts of Western Europe. This initiative resulted in more than an 80 percent reduction in packaging material weight per diaper saving more than 6,000 tones of packaging material.