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P&G Takes Bold Step and Adjusts Sustainability Goals
Date:3/27/2009

hed products travel over 200 million kms across Western Europe each year, with over 90% of goods transported by road. The Company is now aiming to increase the use of rail transportation from 10% to 30% by 2015. This represents an annual reduction of 67,500 tons of C02. P&G is one of the pioneers in the consumer goods industry to include inter-modality in its distribution network on such a large scale. Two recent inter-modal pilot projects, one in Belgium and the other in France, proved to be very successful and now pave the way for expansion of rail transportation in Western Europe.

Ciserani shared the news that P&G will significantly increase targets for its 2012 sustainability goals. The updates reflect the company's continued commitment to progress in improving the environmental profile of P&G's products and operations and bettering lives of children in need through its Live, Learn and Thrive(TM) corporate social responsibility programmes. The revised 2012 goals are :-

    - Develop and market at least $50 billion in cumulative sales of
      "sustainable innovation products" (SIP), which are products with a
      significantly reduced (>10%) environmental footprint versus previous or
      alternative products. When compared against original target of $20
      billion in cumulative SIP sales, the new goal reflects a strengthened
      pipeline of initiatives.

    - Deliver a 20 % reduction (per unit of production) in carbon dioxide
      emissions, energy consumption, water usage and disposed waste from P&G
      plants, leading to a total reduction over the decade of at least 50 %
      (vs. the 40% set originally).

    - Enable 300 million children to Live, Learn and Thrive(TM) (LLT) and
      deliver three billion liters of clean water through P&G's Children's
      Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) program. P&G had set an original target of
      rreaching 25 million children thr
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