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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Our impact doesn't stop here
In October 2019 as part of our #ActForWater campaign, for every share of the ACTIVATE ‘Clean Water Crisis’ episode and our campaign hashtag #ActforWater, we will donate 1 litre of clean water to help communities in need via the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme. Find out more on ACTIVATE, a six-part documentary series from National Geographic and Procter & Gamble, co-produced by Global Citizen and RadicalMedia here.
For every share of the ACTIVATE ‘Clean Water Crisis’ episode URL and #ActForWater hashtag between 03/10/2019 and 31/10/2019, Procter & Gamble UK will donate £0.01 to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund up to a maximum donation of £5,000. A penny (£0.01) can provide one litre of clean water. All charitable contributions will go directly to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Fund, which is a charitable fund managed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
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.