Procter & Gamble Co., also known as P&G, is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. P&G is the world’s largest consumer packaged goods company, with nearly $84 billion in sales and more than $10 billion in net earnings. They have built a portfolio of 25 billion-dollar brands — each of which generates from $1 billion to more than $10 billion of sales per year. They span a broad range of product categories — including household care, beauty, grooming, and personal health care — and are household names around the world.
50 Leadership Brands, which are among the world's best known household names and which account for more than 90% of sales and profits. Leadership Brands include 25 Billion-Dollar Brands (each generating more than $1 billion in annual sales).
P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands.
The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella®, and Whisper®.
P&G recently grouped its Global Business Units into four industry-based sectors as part of the Company’s ongoing plan to improve business performance. The businesses in each sector are focused on common consumer benefits, share common technologies, and face common competitors.
Global Baby, Feminine and Family Care
Global Fabric and Home Care
Global Health and Grooming
Comforts of Home
P&G endeavors to provide everyday essentials that create the experience of home for families around the world who lack safe, affordable housing; for children who are orphaned; and for those displaced by natural disaster. We leverage the strength of partner organizations to deliver programs which help address both short-term and long-term housing-related issues including those associated with sanitation and water. Our employees team up as volunteers to build, clean and repair homes in virtually every geographical region where P&G conducts business. They also come together to assemble kits of personal hygiene and/or home care products which are readied for delivery in immediate response to disaster impacted areas.
The following programs represent some of these efforts.
P&G’s commitment to support victims after widespread disasters is a natural expression of our Purpose to improve lives. When a disaster strikes, their response is anchored in product donations. Their products meet many of the most basic needs people have when they’ve been displaced and have lost access to everyday essentials.
Habitat for Humanity International
P&G has partnered with Habitat for Humanity in their efforts to provide decent, safe and affordable places to live for families in need by sponsoring home builds around the world. Thousands of their employees come together to help build and clean homes for first-time owners committed to provide a home for their families.
Downy Touch of Comfort
Downy has partnered with Quilts for Kids to help create and deliver homemade quilts to comfort hospitalized children who may be spending their first night away from home in a hospital where they are typically restricted from bringing their favorite stuffed animal or other non-machine washable items from home.
Health and Hygiene
P&G is delivering programs that promote healthy behaviors that can prevent illness and improve confidence for people in need. With hand washing, tooth brushing and personal hygiene instruction combined with improved access to sanitation facilities, children and teens learn the value of healthy hygiene habits and the positive results in adopting healthy behaviors.
P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW)
The CSDW Program uses powdered water purifying technology to turn dirty, potentially deadly water into clean, drinkable water. To date, CSDW has reached more than 70 countries and saved tens of thousands of lives.
Pampers Vaccination Program
Pampers and UNICEF are working to vaccinate women and children around the world from maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). The program has engaged consumers all over Europe, resulting in the elimination of MNT from 10 countries and has vaccinated over 100,000 women.
Save the Children
P&G has partnered with Save the Children since 1995 by providing financial donations, health and hygiene capability, and products from brands like Safeguard, Always, and P&G Water Purification Packets for emergency and development programs around the world. Recently, P&G and Save the Children have also collaborated to deliver programs with brands such as Crest, Oral-B and Vicks.
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
Beautiful Lengths, a partnership between Pantene and The American Cancer Society, allows Pantene to help women grow and donate long, strong, beautiful hair and provide the funds to turn this hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. Since 2006, the campaign has received more than 480,000 hair donations from generous men, women and children. More than 28,000 real-hair wigs have been provided to female cancer patients for free in the U.S and Canada, giving them confidence to face everyday challenges during the fight of their lives.