Procter & Gamble publish new climate commitment

Procter & Gamble (P&G)  has announced a new goal to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30 percent by 2020.

Developed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the new goal is designed to ensure that P&G is supporting global efforts to prevent global temperatures from exceeding two degrees Celsius, using science based methodology.

In addition, the Company is joining the Climate Savers Program, a programme sponsored by WWF to enable leading companies to collaborate and accelerate their efforts to address climate change.

Len Sauers, vice president, global sustainability for P&G, said: “Climate change is a global issue and we believe everyone – companies, governments, and individuals – all have a role to play. We felt it was important to come forward with an ambitious, science-based goal to help do our part to address the challenges that climate change poses.”

P&G plans to achieve its new goal by maintaining a focus on energy conservation and increasing its use of renewable energy.