Procter & Gamble Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, today announced its corporate parent was cited as one of the “Greenest Big Companies in America” by Newsweek, placing 26th out of the 500 companies assessed. The rankings, published in the Sept. 28 issue of Newsweek, were based on the actual environmental performance, policies and reputation of public companies. “P&G Professional’s science-based commitment to sustainability is a direct reflection of P&G’s longstanding corporate approach to environmental responsibility, product innovation and safety,” said Eric Hetrick, director, P&G Professional North America. “We are proud of this recognition by Newsweek and will continue to work tirelessly with our counterparts throughout the P&G organization to bring environmentally-sound, sustainable products to distributors, customers and the business community.” The Newsweek report is the result of a comprehensive research project completed in collaboration with three partners: KLD, Trucost and Corporate Register. Each company included in the ranking was judged on a variety of criteria, including carbon footprint, energy efficiency and use of other natural resources. P&G received high marks throughout the report, including placing fourth within the consumer products sector.
In 2009, P&G also was recognized by Financial Times and JustMeans with “The 2008/2009 Social Innovation Award” for its work in shaping the new world of sustainable and socially responsible enterprise. P&G also was ranked 14th in Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine’s 10th annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens List®,” which rates companies according to their environmental, climate change, human rights, philanthropic, employee relations, financial and governance practices. For more information on P&G’s commitment to sustainability, visit www.pg.com/sustainability.