P&G Achieves Zero Manufacturing Waste at 45 Sites Worldwide

Tue Apr 2, 2013 8:00am EDT

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Innovative manufacturing solutions are cornerstone of P&G`s zero-waste vision
CINCINNATI--(Business Wire)--
Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), the Company behind consumer brands including
Gillette®, Ariel®, Tide® and Pampers® today announced that 45 of their
facilities have now achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill, which marks a
major step towards the Company`s long-term vision of sending zero manufacturing
and consumer waste to landfills. Over the past 5 years, P&G's work to find worth
in waste has created over $1 billion in value for the company. 

Bob McDonald, P&G President, CEO and Chairman of the Board said, "We have a
vision for the future, where plants are powered by renewable energy, products
are made from recycled and renewable materials and resources are conserved, with
no waste going to landfill. Changing the way we see waste as a Company has
brought us one step closer to this goal at 45 sites worldwide, where all of our
manufacturing waste is recycled, repurposed or converted into energy." 

P&G announced its first zero manufacturing waste to landfill site in Budapest in
2007. Since then, the Company has shared a long-term Environmental Vision,
pledging to work toward zero consumer and manufacturing waste worldwide. Through
quality assurance, packaging reduction, compaction and recycling efforts, the
company now ensures that 99% of all materials entering P&G plants leaves as
finished product or is recycled, reused or converted to energy. Now, as the
Company celebrates its 175th year, less than 1% of all materials entering P&G
sites globally leaves as waste. 

"P&G is a global leader in sustainability, and the company`s zero manufacturing
waste initiative is setting a standard for others to follow," said Steve Owens,
former Assistant Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection
Agency and member of P&G`S Sustainability and Technical Expert Advisory Panel.
"P&G`s efforts are helping protect the environment, conserve precious natural
resources, and make our planet cleaner and healthier for our children, families
and future generations." 

To drive all sites toward zero, P&G has searched for innovative ways to find
value in what was once seen as waste. In Mexico, paper sludge from a Charmin
toilet tissue plant is turned into low-cost roof tiles used to build homes in
the local community. At a U.S. Pampers site, scrap from the wipe manufacturing
process is converted to upholstery filling. And, in the U.K., waste created in
the production of Gillette shaving foam is composted then used to grow turf for
commercial uses. Learn about these and other innovative reuse stories in the
short video "Worth from Waste."

"There are well-defined systems for recycling materials like paper, plastic and
glass, but our product portfolio is incredibly broad, resulting in a diverse set
of waste streams to find sustainable solutions for," shared Dr. Forbes
McDougall, who leads P&G`s global zero manufacturing waste program. "We focused
on finding solutions for our toughest waste streams at our largest sites, and
while initially we saw progress in our overall corporate recycling, the increase
in zero landfill sites was slow. Today, we have found ways to divert most of our
major waste streams away from landfill, so we`re now seeing new sites achieve
zero manufacturing waste to landfill nearly every month." 

This announcement coincides with a Company-wide message to inspire employees and
consumers to think differently about the everyday things they do and the
surprisingly positive impact they can have on the environment. On April 22nd,
the Company will hold a global, live discussion on "Sharing a Vision and Zeroing
in on Waste." The conversation with P&G's Sustainability leadership will be
hosted by The Guardian and will feature crowd-sourced questions and live Q&A. To
register, visit http://www.cvent.com/d/qcqr7d. 

Notes to Editors

Full list of P&G Zero Manufacturing Waste Sites as follows:

 Asia                                                                        Europe                                                             
 Country              City                       Category/Brand              Country               City                   Category/Brand        
 China                Taicang                    Beauty Care                 Belgium               Aarschot               Batteries (Duracell)  
 India                Baddi                      Grooming                                          Brussels               Technical Centre      
                      Bhiwadi                    Grooming                                          Mechelen               Fabric & Home Care    
                      Mandideep                  Fabric & Home Care          Czech Republic        Rakona                 Fabric & Home Care    
 Japan                Shiga                      Beauty Care                 France                Blois                  Beauty Care           
 South Korea          Chonan                     Feminine Care               Germany               Euskirchen             Baby Care             
                                                                                                   Kronberg HQ            Grooming              
                                                                                                   Kronberg               Grooming              
                                                                                                   Marktheidenfeld        Health Care           
 North America                                                                                     Rothenkirchen          Beauty Care           
 Country              City                       Category/Brand                                    Wallduern              Grooming              
 USA                  Andover, MA                Beauty Care                                       Weiterstadt            Distribution Center   
                      Auburn, ME                 Feminine Care                                     Worms                  Fabric & Home Care    
                      Boston, MA                 Grooming                                          Berlin                 Grooming              
                      Box Elder, UT              Family Care                                       Crailsheim             Feminine Care         
                      Hunt Valley, MD            Beauty Care                 Greece                Athens                 Distribution Center   
                      Cape Giradeau, MO          Baby Care                   Hungary               Budapest               Feminine Care         
                                                                             Italy                 Pescara                Feminine Care         
                                                                             Ireland               Nenagh                 Beauty Care           
 South America                                                               Netherlands           Coevorden              Health Care           
 Country              City                       Category/Brand              Poland                Aleksandrow            Beauty Care           
 Brazil               Manaus                     Grooming                                          Lodz                   Distribution Centre   
 Mexico               Apizaco                    Family Care                                       Lodz                   LMC Grooming          
                                                                                                   Sochaczew              Distribution Centre   
                                                                             Romania               Timisoara              Fabric & Home Care    
                                                                                                   Urlati                 Beauty Care           
                                                                             Spain                 Montornes              Feminine Care         
                                                                                                   Jijona                 Baby Care             
                                                                             UK                    Bournemouth            Distribution Center   
                                                                                                   Newcastle              Innovation Center     
                                                                                                   Reading                Beauty Care           
                                                                                                                                                


About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands.
The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership
brands, including Pampers, Tide, Ariel, Always, Whisper, Pantene, Mach3, Bounty,
Dawn, Fairy, Gain, Charmin, Downy, Lenor, Iams, Crest, Oral-B, Duracell, Olay,
Head & Shoulders, Wella, Gillette, Braun, Fusion, Ace, Febreze, Ambi Pur, SK-II,
and Vicks. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries
worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth
information about P&G and its brands.

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Procter & Gamble
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