P&G debuts Citizenship Report

P&G debuts Citizenship Report on sustainability, CSR, gender equality

The consumer packaged goods company’s annual sustainability report has been replaced for 2016 with a Citizenship Report covering environmental sustainability, gender equality, community impact, and more.

P&G’s citizenship efforts also include ethics and corporate responsibility as well as diversity and inclusions initiatives.

In his statement opening the Citizenship Report, David Taylor, president and CEO of the company remarks, “we are, and want to be known as, a company that is governed responsibly and behaves ethically, that is open and transparent in its business dealings, that supports good causes and protects the environment, and that provides an appealing place to work where our employees are treated well and are given the opportunity to be all they can be.”

The company’s beauty and grooming brands feature most in the sections on diversity and sustainability.

Diversity

The section on diversity and inclusion points out that “a diverse team with diverse vantage points can better tackle a challenge than a homogeneous team, every time.”

P&G goes on to highlight two pieces of the company’s business in a report subsection about stepping up: “We continue to celebrate the successes of our African Ancestry (AA) employees in North America while addressing opportunities that are unique to this community …Our commitment continues through our brands. Our decade old My Black is Beautiful program and new Pantene Gold Series embrace the diverse and collective beauty of black women.”

The diversity portion of the report also covers gender, military veterans, and the LGBT community.

Sustainability

The next time beauty brands get mentioned in the report summary is in the section on environmental sustainability. P&G takes care to point out that “we use a by-product of palm oil called palm kernel oil in some of our Fabric and Home Care and Beauty brands. To ensure it is sourced responsibly, we are delivering our no deforestation commitments and goals in our supply chain by 2020 with a three pillar approach —supplier management, small farmers and industry standard influencing — based on collaboration with partners and communication of our programs.” 

However, P&G didn’t fare so well in Amnesty International’s latest report. That group identified P&G as one of several consumer goods companies sourcing palm oil unethically.

Also in the sustainability section, the company reports that 90% of the waste generated by the beauty brands and 98% generated by the P&G grooming brands is recycled or reused. 

Possibility

The company went public with its citizenship agenda in August of this year and is looking ahead to what more P&G can do—with its brands, products, employees, partners, etc.

“Over my career, I have come to realize the much broader impact a company like P&G can have on the world,” writes Taylor in his statement. “Everything we touch, we can help make better. We, along with our partners, can be a positive force for good.”

Related News

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

P&G and UNESCO partner to offer refugee girls education programme

P&G and UNESCO partner to offer refugee girls education programme

L’Oreal wins recognition for gender diversity

L’Oreal wins recognition for gender diversity

BareMinerals expands to offer a more inclusive colour cosmetics range

BareMinerals expands to offer a more inclusive colour cosmetics range

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

Multinational beauty giant L’Oréal highlighted in latest “Buying In” report

Multinational beauty giant L’Oréal highlighted in latest “Buying In” report

Estée Lauder, The Honest Company, Colgate, and Nestlé sign Equal Pay Pledge

Estée Lauder, The Honest Company, Colgate, and Nestlé sign Equal Pay Pledge

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Corporate Equality Index includes personal care and cosmetics suppliers and manufacturers

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Corporate Equality Index includes personal care and cosmetics suppliers and manufacturers

Related Products

See more related products