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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      In relation to palm oil and pulp only - "Maintaining Forests: We prohibit deforestation"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      P&G is a signatory to the Consumer Goods Forum and the New York Declaration on Forests. "As a first step to understand what we can do to help support regions seeking to advance responsible practices, we have joined the Tropical Forest Alliance to learn more about emerging efforts in our key sourcing regions of Indonesia and Malaysia". "In 2008, P&G joined WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network program, which assists companies with sourcing more of their wood and paper products from responsibly managed forests".
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Independent third-party verification systems are used to ensure sustainable forest management and wood traceability. And we partner with global multi-stakeholder organizations to develop tools and scientific methods to protect values and services that forests provide such as biodiversity, watershed protection and climate moderation. [...] In some regions of the world, the rapid expansion of palm oil production has threatened environmentally sensitive areas of tropical forests and peatlands and has resulted in some incidents where the rights of workers and indigenous peoples have been infringed."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Quarterly
      "SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP COUNCIL - Chair Executive Sponsor for Sustainability (Currently President of Global Fabric Care) Participants CEO and Chairman of the Board, Chief R&D Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Product Supply Officer, Chief Legal Officer, President of European Sales & Marketing Organization, VP of Communications, VP of Sustainability, Director of Sustainability Purpose Maintains overall oversight of sustainability efforts, including climate change. Includes monitoring progress vs. goals, providing strategic direction, alignment to proposed program objectives and goals, discussion and allocation of budget needs - Meets Quarterly. [...] The CEO and Chairman of the Board sits on the SLC and can bring relevant climate related items to the Company’s Board of Directors and its Governance and Public Responsibility Committee which has oversight of Corporate Citizenship efforts, including climate."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    38/84
    • Palm oil
      55/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include [...] Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by 2020". "As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include [...] Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by 2020". "As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include [...] Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by 2020". "As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include [...] Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by 2020". "As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil." " to ensure no deforestation in our palm supply chain, we will [...] Ensure our suppliers meet RSPO criteria and can ensure [...] No development of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forestsNo new development of peat lands regardless of depth."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil." " to ensure no deforestation in our palm supply chain, we will [...] Ensure our suppliers meet RSPO criteria and can ensure [...] No development of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forestsNo new development of peat lands regardless of depth."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by 2020" " to ensure no deforestation in our palm supply chain, we will [...] Ensure our suppliers meet RSPO criteria and can ensure [...] No development of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forestsNo new development of peat lands regardless of depth.""As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Ensuring no deforestation in the palm supply chain to plantations by 2020" " to ensure no deforestation in our palm supply chain, we will [...] Ensure our suppliers meet RSPO criteria and can ensure [...] No development of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas and High Carbon Stock (HCS) forestsNo new development of peat lands regardless of depth.""As we advance progress against the goals above, we also will continue to purchase 100% RSPO certified palm oil."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - checks compliance
            4/4
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include: Establishing traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier mills by December 31, 2015 [...] Work with suppliers, industry peers, NGOs, academic experts and other stakeholders to promote consistent industry standards and practices in palm oil sourcing with the aim of achieving full traceability and eliminating deforestation"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include: Establishing traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier mills by December 31, 2015 [...] Work with suppliers, industry peers, NGOs, academic experts and other stakeholders to promote consistent industry standards and practices in palm oil sourcing with the aim of achieving full traceability and eliminating deforestation"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include: Establishing traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier mills by December 31, 2015 [...] Work with suppliers, industry peers, NGOs, academic experts and other stakeholders to promote consistent industry standards and practices in palm oil sourcing with the aim of achieving full traceability and eliminating deforestation"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2015
            "P&G’s new goals call for ensuring no deforestation in its entire palm supply chain. Specific commitments include: Establishing traceability of palm oil and palm kernel oil to supplier mills by December 31, 2015 [...] Work with suppliers, industry peers, NGOs, academic experts and other stakeholders to promote consistent industry standards and practices in palm oil sourcing with the aim of achieving full traceability and eliminating deforestation"
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "P&G respects internationally recognized human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Associated Covenants, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "We are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and support their standards to drive responsible palm practices across the industry. In addition, we have established a robust approach to ensuring the responsible sourcing of palm derived materials which includes supplier management, improving lives of smallholders and industry influence [...] We have participated in the RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard (RISS) development and will guide independent smallholders in the Smallholders Program into the RISS certification process"
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression [...] External business partners must not discriminate in their hiring and employment practices (e.g., pay/promotion) and must follow all employment laws. Employment decisions must be based on merit, skills, and work experiences."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "Therefore, to ensure no deforestation in our palm supply chain, we will [...] Respect land tenure rights, including rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent for development of land they own legally, communally or by custom"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Maintained 100% RSPO certification for palm oil/ palm oil derivatives and have switched all our PO purchases to RSPO Certified SG and we remain on track to purchase 100% of our palm oil derivatives as RSPO SG by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            P&G reported in the 2019 RSPO ACOP that they purchased a total of 188034.0 tonnes of palm oil, of which 15000 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "The map below shows the Palm Oil Mill location from our traceability exercise which cover over 98% of our palm purchases. The key direct suppliers are Wilmar, ICOF, AAA, GAR and Kalmart."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification schemes

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "Maintained 100% RSPO certification for palm oil/ palm oil derivatives and have switched all our PO purchases to RSPO Certified SG and we remain on track to purchase 100% of our palm oil derivatives as RSPO SG by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            P&G reported in the 2019 RSPO ACOP that they purchased a total of 188034.0 tonnes of palm oil, of which 15000 tonnes were certified.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: RSPO Jurisdictional Working Group, RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard (RISS), FGV's human rights remediation efforts
          "Announced a 3rd party collaboration with FGV, our key PKO supplier and JV Partner in Malaysia, to invest in and accelerate FGV’s human rights remediation efforts", "participated in the RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard (RISS) development and will guide independent smallholders in the Smallholders Program into the RISS certification process", and "have participated in the RSPO Jurisdictional Working Group to develop the framework and certification structure to enable broader compliance to RSPO standards and our Responsible Sourcing Policy".
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: not specified
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "P&G reserves the right to conduct audits to assure compliance with these guidelines and also reserves the right to discontinue any relationship should the external business partner violate, fail to correct, or have a pattern of violating these guidelines [...] External business partners must comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 188034.0 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 15000 tonnes
          P&G reported in the 2019 RSPO ACOP that they purchased a total of 188034.0 tonnes of palm oil, of which 15000 tonnes were certified.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 98%

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 98%

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 2%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia and Malaysia
          P&G show traceability to mill level via a list - "The map below shows the Palm Oil Mill location from our traceability exercise which cover over 98% of our palm purchases. The key direct suppliers are Wilmar, ICOF, AAA, GAR and Kalmart."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Our commitments to environmental sustainability are addressed in our Environmental Policies & Statements. External business partners are expected to share P&G’s commitments and maximize the value and quality of their products by using resources responsibly, preserving the environment and reducing the environmental footprint of their operations. P&G will identify and notify external business partners that will be required to use and submit the scorecard or designated equivalent on-line tool to track improvement on environmental sustainability metrics. All other external business partners are encouraged to use the scorecard for their internal use if applicable."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: "If we find a supplier is violating any of the above requirements, and if that supplier does not acknowledge and take action to resolve the concern, P&G will suspend or eliminate palm oil purchases from that supplier."

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "If we find a supplier is violating any of the above requirements, and if that supplier does not acknowledge and take action to resolve the concern, P&G will suspend or eliminate palm oil purchases from that supplier. A supplier would need to have a documented action plan and demonstrate meaningful progress to be considered for reinstating supply agreements."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      35/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Since 2015, we require that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by a leading 3rd party certification system (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) who ensure forests are responsibly managed. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Since 2015, we require that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by a leading 3rd party certification system (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) who ensure forests are responsibly managed. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Since 2015, we require that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by a leading 3rd party certification system (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) who ensure forests are responsibly managed. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Since 2015, we require that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by a leading 3rd party certification system (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) who ensure forests are responsibly managed. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "we continue to identify source reduction opportunities to decrease overall material usage and to use recycled paper when it offers the best option to meet performance and business requirements."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "we continue to identify source reduction opportunities to decrease overall material usage and to use recycled paper when it offers the best option to meet performance and business requirements."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "we continue to identify source reduction opportunities to decrease overall material usage and to use recycled paper when it offers the best option to meet performance and business requirements." "Have 100% of our paper packaging contain either recycled or third-party-certified virgin content by 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "we continue to identify source reduction opportunities to decrease overall material usage and to use recycled paper when it offers the best option to meet performance and business requirements." "Have 100% of our paper packaging contain either recycled or third-party-certified virgin content by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "P&G respects internationally recognized human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Associated Covenants, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression [...] External business partners must not discriminate in their hiring and employment practices (e.g., pay/promotion) and must follow all employment laws. Employment decisions must be based on merit, skills, and work experiences."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Today, all our Family Care products are made with 100% certified pulp, sourced from responsibly managed forests. Charmin and Puffs are also Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC©) and Rainforest Alliance certified. "
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            In 2019, P&G stated that 85% of their paper used was recycled.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC Certification
            "Since 2015, we require that 100% of the wood pulp we source is certified by a leading 3rd party certification system (Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) who ensure forests are responsibly managed. For every tree we use, at least one is regrown."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "P&G reserves the right to conduct audits to assure compliance with these guidelines and also reserves the right to discontinue any relationship should the external business partner violate, fail to correct, or have a pattern of violating these guidelines [...] External business partners must comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the certified volume?: 103,230 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 7,780 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
          P&G report for 2019 that the total volume of their paper-based packaging was - "Total volume in metric tons: ~740,000" of which "Recycled 85%; Virgin 15%, virgin fiber that was third-party-certified 93%, total recycled or third-party-certified virgin 99%"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          In relation to their wood sourcing policy - "We ensure compliance with this policy through site visits, comprehensive surveys and research, required documentation and independent third-party certification of sustainable forest management practices. P&G requires pulp suppliers to independently certify their operations for sustainable forest management. P&G also requires suppliers to provide auditable assurance that wood from sources not directly owned and managed by them is legally sourced and that harvest is conducted via sustainable practices."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      7/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "P&G respects internationally recognized human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Associated Covenants, and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression [...] External business partners must not discriminate in their hiring and employment practices (e.g., pay/promotion) and must follow all employment laws. Employment decisions must be based on merit, skills, and work experiences."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "P&G reserves the right to conduct audits to assure compliance with these guidelines and also reserves the right to discontinue any relationship should the external business partner violate, fail to correct, or have a pattern of violating these guidelines [...] External business partners must comply with all applicable environmental laws, rules and regulations."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    18/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Proctor & Gamble is an American consumer goods manufacturer. The company produces laundry detergents, personal hygiene products, toilet paper, and toothpaste among many other products. Proctor & Gamble owns several well-known brands, such as Ariel, Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Tide, and Herbal Essence. Procter & Gamble Co, The is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, pulp & paper and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics & personal care, Personal care, Home care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Always, Always Discreet, Ambi Pur, Ariel, Ariel Pgp, Aussie, Bold, Bold 2in1, Clearblue, Daz, Fairy, Fairy Nb, Febreze, Febreze Unstoppables, Flash, Gillette, Gillette Venus, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Lenor, Max Factor, Nicen Easy, Olay, Old Spice, Oral-b, P&g Professional, Pampers, Pantene, Pantene Pro-v, Tampax, Venus, Wella

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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