Procter & Gamble’s Environmental New Year’s Resolution – Send Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill From All Production Sites by 2020

Final Steps to Avert 650,000 metric tons of Waste From Landfill


CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–P&G announced today additional investments in recycling and beneficial
reuse that will
eliminate all manufacturing waste
from its global network of more
than 100 production sites by 2020.

Since P&G began qualifying sites as zero manufacturing waste to
landfill, 56% of its global production sites have achieved this
milestone. Plans are now in place to complete the remaining facilities
over the next four years. This means eliminating or beneficially
re-using about 650,000 metric tons of waste, equivalent to the weight of
nearly 350,000 mid-sized cars that would typically go to landfills.

We are accelerating progress toward our long term vision and pushing
ourselves to do more – with less waste,” said Shailesh Jejurikar,
executive sponsor for sustainability and President of Global Fabric
Care. “Since 2010, we’ve been working toward a vision of sending zero
manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills. This announcement marks
another step on that journey.”

P&G will achieve its zero waste goals by ensuring all incoming materials
are either:

– converted into finished product,

– recycled internally or externally or

– re-used in alternative ways through partnerships.

P&G has been focusing on finding unique alternatives for its waste. For
example, in Lima, Ohio, liquid waste from products like Tide and Gain
are being converted to and other alternative fuels sources to power
vehicles. Non-recyclable plastic laminate materials from our plants in
Mandideep and Baddi, India are shredded and pressed into low-cost
building panels. Through efforts such as these around the globe, P&G is
not only reusing and recycling for its own needs, it is investing in
local communities by helping convert its waste into raw materials and
feedstock for other companies.

Currently, more than half of P&G’s production sites have achieved zero
manufacturing waste to landfill status, including a broad range of
product families and geographic regions. In 19 countries (Germany, UK,
Poland, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Egypt, Belgium, Ireland, Vietnam, Hungary,
Indonesia, Czech, Romania, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Turkey and
Pakistan) all manufacturing facilities have met the zero waste
qualification, and the Company is approaching 100% of sites in other
countries including China and India.

Our employees are using the same innovation skills and zero loss
mentality they put into manufacturing our products to drive out waste,”
said Yannis Skoufalos, P&G President of Global Product Supply. “For
example surfactants from Head and Shoulders waste in China are
repurposed into carwash, while scrap from our Tampax plant in Canada is
used to make emergency spill containment products. These innovative
external partnerships enable our sites to see scrap not as waste, but as
potential worth for someone else.”

For more information, please visit http://us.pg.com/sustainability/environmental-sustainability/focused-on/waste.

Contacts

Procter & Gamble
Julie deSylva, 513-780-0006
desylva.j@pg.com