Community impact

Children playing with the water

There’s a world of good in here

We’re all about doing the right thing. That’s why our community support focuses on providing health, hygiene and the comforts of home—three unique areas where our products can have more impact than ever.

Whether it’s supporting hygiene education, providing a simple necessity like water or delivering essentials for families displaced by disaster, our goal is to improve the health and well-being of every community we touch.

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Supporting communities

Supplying communities with products

P&G makes an impact in communities around the world through our people, our family of brands and our partners by delivering the comforts of home, health and hygiene and specifically here in the UK and Ireland through our charitable efforts and ongoing #CommunityMatters programme, which sees sites and employees supporting local projects and charities that align with P&G’s mission to be a force for good, and a force for growth.
P&G also has a long-standing partnership with In Kind Direct - the leading UK charity dedicated to distributing donated consumer products from manufacturers and retailers. If you are a charity and are looking for product donations, please contact In Kind Direct.

Children are smiling and drinking water

The power of clean water

In a world where nearly a billion people struggle to get clean drinking water, our Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Programme provides clean water to those who need it most. Our purification packet (a technology invented here in the UK at our Newcastle Innovation Centre), broke new ground simply by providing a way to make dirty water drinkable.

Each P&G water purification packet treats 10 litres of water by effectively eliminating bacteria, viruses, parasites and solid materials. In just 30 minutes, a family of five can have clean drinking water for an entire day.

P&G water purification process

Since 2004, we've delivered more than 13 billion litres of clean water. With a goal of 15 billion by 2020, we’re well on our way.

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Adult delivering products

Delivering relief in times of need

In the aftermath of disaster, our aim is to bring the comforts of home to those who need it most. This year, we responded to more than 20 disasters globally and helped millions of people.

Provided almost £750,000 in global disaster relief grants to organisations on-the-ground and around the world, such as CARE, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross and Save the Children, to name a few

Donated 5,000 hygiene kits which helped 10,000 people in flood-affected areas in Malaysia in January 2017

Brands leading the way

Adult is safely removing oil from feathers

P&G brands help to improve lives every day; when you clean your kitchen, wash your clothes or change your baby's nappy. Your choice to trust P&G products in your home helps them to make a difference around the world—where they can have more of an impact on lives than ever before.

Woman with child

Pampers + UNICEF “1 pack = 1 vaccine”

Maternal and newborn tetanus (MNT) affects families in some of the poorest areas of the world as a direct result of unhygienic birthing practices. There’s no real cure, and MNT claims the lives of 34,000 newborns every year.

Since the Pampers + UNICEF “1 pack = 1 vaccine” campaign began in 2006, more than half a million newborn babies have been saved, and we’ve eliminated the disease in 20 countries.

Pampers preemie

Newborn child with Pampers preemie

We partnered with NICU nurses to design the Pampers Preemie Swaddlers Size P-3 nappy (three sizes smaller than newborn nappies). It’s designed to fit the tiniest and most vulnerable premature babies, weighing as little as 0.5kg.

Tide Loads of Hope

Woman in mobile laundry unit

In times of disaster, in the US, Tide brings mobile laundry units to families who are affected so they can have clean clothes. This year, the programme cleaned more than 4,000 loads of laundry during six deployments.

Dawn wildlife

Bird

After an oil spill, safely removing oil from feathers, fur and marine wildlife requires a gentle, yet powerful touch. P&G's US Dawn dishwashing liquid has been the solution animal rescuers have trusted since the mid-1980s. In total, 100,000 donated bottles have helped to save 75,000 wild animals from oil contamination.

Our impact doesn't stop here

This is just a snapshot of what we’re doing around the globe. To learn about Procter & Gamble's donations to Syrian refugees or laundry for the homeless in Rome, download our 2018 CITIZENSHIP REPORT.

P&G Northern Europe Citizenship Report 2018