Sustainable development is about improving the quality of life for all people, now and for generations to come. Making sure that P&G’s products are safe for people and the environment is only the beginning; it is also our priority to integrate social values and equity, economic development, regulatory compliance and sound management of resources. All of these factor into a mutually interdependent relationship underlying sustainability.
P&G is building sustainable innovations into the heart of its laundry and cleaning brands. But it is also important that the consumer uses cleaning products in the most sustainable way to save energy, water and packaging. P&G has the scale to make a significant impact on sustainable development opportunities and has worked hard to address global concerns like water scarcity, climate change and waste and resource management.
Sustainability is not just about saving resources within a certain context – a holistic approach must be taken. Life Cycle Assessments (LCA>) evaluate the potential impact on the environment of a product, process or activity throughout its entire life cycle. See how P&G has been a leader in Life Cycle Assessments, finding ways to improve the sustainability of its products.
Sustainability at P&G is defined as both environmental sustainability and social responsibility. While its history dates back to the 1950s, long before these terms were commonplace, its focus has always been on the future. In 2010, P&G published its Sustainability Vision with substantial targets set for 2020.