Diversity & inclusion

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A commitment we take pride in

The people who use our products every day are as diverse as our world. The more we reflect them, the better we can understand their needs. That’s simply meeting expectations.

Inclusivity is where we go beyond them. Our employees are encouraged to bring their unique selves to work every day, and bring out the best in each other. Because when every skill is used and every voice heard, positive change can happen.

Everyone valued. Everyone included. Everyone performing at their peak™.

It’s who we are, it’s what we believe and it’s how we operate—every day.

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Advocates for diversity

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Every year, we proudly celebrate the rich cultures of our world; specifically in the US - during Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month, during Pride Week (celebrated across major cities the UK and Ireland), and Diversity & Inclusion Week, to name a few. Our goal is to celebrate our people, delight more consumers, better solve problems and ultimately grow as a company.

Challenging industry norms

Our team of passionate African Ancestry (AA) scientists, stylists and dermatologists found emotional and historical connections behind AA hair not being accepted as mainstream in the beauty industry. The new Pantene Gold Series—designed specifically for AA hair—challenges that norm by celebrating strong AA women and their incredible hair.

Watch video: P&G Scientists That Had a Vision – Black History Month

Supporting pride around the world

We’re proud to have Gay, Ally, Bisexual, Lesbian and Transgender (GABLE) organisations in 43 countries with more than 5,000 members. In 2017, P&G participated in 25 parades across five continents, and here in the UK and Ireland, P&G employees, friends and families have taken part in the London | Manchester | Newcastle and Dublin PRIDE Parades.

Watch video: P&G – 100% of Me

Our aim is focused squarely on better understanding each other through respect, inclusion and making life better inside and outside our walls.

-Marc Pritchard
Chief Brand Officer & Executive Sponsor
for the African Ancestry Leadership Network

The willingness to publicly discuss difficult issues of gender and racial bias sends a powerful message to our employees that their own experiences matter to us.

-Deborah P. Majoras,

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Executive Sponsor of GABLE

Diversity & inclusion in our workplace

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It comes down to every person on our team committing to our mission. Here’s how we do it every day.

For the 4th year running, we recognised the outstanding work of P&G employees around the world who have progressed diversity and inclusion initiatives through innovation, value creation and inspirational leadership.

We joined 400 other companies through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and more than 50 global leaders through the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change to advance the conversations in our organisation.

We know the importance of diversity in the workplace. That's why we attract, hire and keep diverse people on our team so that we can better understand our world and our consumers. To keep that talent here, we’re creating opportunities and investing in plans for hiring retaining, and developing them—to the executive level. In the UK we are partnering again this year with the National Autistic Society to recruit individuals on the Autistic Spectrum into paid work experience placements at our Gillette Innovation Centre in Reading.

For over 40 years, our Supplier Diversity programme has been awarding contracts to women- and minority-owned businesses—including military vets, people with disabilities and LGBT business owners. When our Supply Network reflects the diversity of our consumers, employees and stakeholders, our community thrives.

Visit our supplier site

Diversity Inc.

Top 50 Companies for Diversity

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Affinity groups

Our Affinity Groups are key for employees to feel respected. We partner with these groups around the world to better understand their needs and, in turn, the needs of our consumers.

The CWLT is committed to the advancement of women—making sure that their skills and insights are well represented throughout our company and at all levels of leadership. The team is actively involved in events and programmes that promote mentoring, sponsorship, leadership development and increasing representation of women at all levels.

GABLE is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, supportive global network that empowers diverse employees to bring their whole selves to work every day. What began as a largely North America-centered network for fostering workplace equality and diversity in the workplace for LGBT employees has grown into a supportive global community with a branch in every region of the world. These grassroots efforts have evolved into strong allies to support individuality and inclusion. In the UK, P&G is one of the 13 leading organisations to join forces with LGBT charity Stonewall to support trans people in the workplace and beyond. We are proud to be a launch partner for Stonewall's Trans Allies Programme, striving towards trans-inclusion in the workplace.

P&G promotes disability diversity in the workplace. The PWD group raises awareness about issues people with disabilities face and supports employees with disabled dependents. They’re also devoted to creating a more inclusive work environment for every employee, regardless of mental or physical limitations.

Employee Policies subpage on Policies & Practices page.

If we continue to apply our diverse minds and diverse talent to tackling opportunities or challenges, we will continue to serve our consumers in ways that are meaningful to them.

-William P. Gipson,
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Our work doesn't stop there

For more information about our diversity & inclusion efforts, download our 2018 CITIZENSHIP REPORT.

P&G Northern Europe Citizenship Report 2018