Procter & Gamble Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040
The company has also announced two interim goals of reducing emissions across operations by 50% and across the supply chain by 40% by 2030
Proctoer & Gamble (P&G), a global consumer goods giant, is launching a new program to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emission across its operations and supply chain by 2040. The company has included its supply chain and logistics into the new program as emissions from its vast supply chain and logistics are about 10 times greater than emissions from company’s own operations.
P&G is working to cut the Scope 1 (direct emissions from its factories and offices) and Scope 2 (emissions caused by the purchase of energy for P&G facilities) emission. However, the biggest challenge for the company is to tackle the Scope 3 emissions. Everything from raw material procurement for products manufacturing to products transporation to the stores comes under Scope 3 and according to Virginie Helias, P&G's chief sustainability officer, many tools and technologies that can help reducing Scope 3 emissions don’t exist for now.
The company has also announced two interim goals of reducing emissions across operations by 50% and across the supply chain by 40% by 2030. Sustainability at the forefront of company’s future strategy and company said that all of the wood pulp used in its toilet paper, tissue, towel and absorbent hygiene products is 100% third-party sustainably certified by forestry management standards.