From: GreenBiz Staff
Published March 27, 2009 06:27 AM

P&G Doubles 2012 Green Goals

The Procter and Gamble Co. intends to double its per-unit reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions, waste generation and water and energy consumption by 2012 as part of an effort to make its environmental goals more robust.

The company said in 2007 it wanted to reduce impacts in these categories by 10 percent against a 2007 baseline but a series of successful initiatives made the company feel confident it could take a more aggressive approach.


For example, its Mehoopany, Pa., paper making facility is now recovering waste heat from the paper drying process for re-use, which is helping the company reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 13,600 metric tons annually. In 2008, the company said it had reduced absolute energy consumption 6 percent, greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent, water use by 7 percent and solid waste by 21 percent.

Now the company is aiming for 20 percent reductions in emissions, waste, energy and water use, per unit of production, by 2012 compared to 2007 levels. That will give the company a 50 percent reduction between 2002 and 2012.

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