The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) has reached its 2020 goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. and Canada.
The consumer goods corporation also exceeded its original goal by extending the purchase of 100% renewable electricity to western Europe. These three markets represent over 70% of P&G’s purchased electricity. Globally, the company has a goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
P&G’s largest individual contributors to its renewable energy production are a wind farm in Tyler Bluff, Texas, which offsets 100% of the electricity needed for its fabric and home care facilities in the U.S. and Canada to produce brands such as Tide, Downy, Cascade and Mr. Clean, and an on-site combined heat and power biomass facility in Albany, Ga., which provides 100% of the Bounty and Charmin steam requirements at this site. In addition to these large-scale projects, the company is reducing emissions across its operations through a portfolio of projects focused on wind, solar, geothermal, hydro and renewable energy certificates.
“We are proud of our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and leave the world a better place for generations to come,” states Virginie Helias, P&G’s chief sustainability officer. “Our primary goal is, and will continue to be, to deliver the superior products our consumers can trust, with the reassurance that behind each P&G product is a supply chain committed to environmental responsibility.”