Global Brand Sustainability Vision: We delight consumers with preferred products that deliver superior oral health, while at the same time conserving resources, protecting the environment, and supporting Procter & Gamble programs to improve the lives of those who need it most.
When it comes to the environment, P&G is committed to preserving resources, providing renewable solutions and developing innovative ideas to reduce waste. We strongly believe it’s our responsibility to reduce or prevent the environmental impact of our products. For Oral Care, we focus on making an impact through our manufacturing efforts around the globe, including five oral care manufacturing sites classified as zero waste that are committed to sustainable practices.
Oral Care Environmental Practices Close-Up: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The newly finished facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in the final steps of acquiring LEED Silver Certification. The site promotes zero emissions and practices rainwater harvesting as well as zero waste manufacturing.
Committed to reducing our environmental impact at the Rio de Janeiro location, we ensure all waste is recycled, reused or repurposed for our use or with other local industries.
Before construction began, our team dismantled an old house and materials were donated for reuse. This practice continued through construction, and we plan to reinforce our efforts in our operations. We planted 8,000 trees to help the landscape blend into the surrounding landscape, protect against erosion, provide slop stability and support the natural habitat. Even toothpaste scrap is given to the local jewelry outfits for beneficiary usage versus dumping in landfills. In addition to zero waste efforts, we also enforce other important sustainability best practices like controlling steam, sanitization, rain harvesting, light sensors, and reclaimed heat.
We’re proud of the work accomplished thus far, and it’s our goal that sustainable sites like our Rio de Janeiro location will be the standard for all oral care manufacturing sites in the future.