Our objective is to engage and equip all P&Gers to build sustainability thinking and practices into their everyday work. We are driving efforts to make sustainability top-of-mind for all P&G employees, keeping personal responsibility relevant both at work and at home. We partner with Jones Lang LaSalle, P&G’s property management partner at offices and technical centers, to implement ongoing efforts aimed at educating employees and influencing more sustainable workplace behaviors. In addition, sustainability criteria are part of any future space assessment to ensure new locations meet strict environmental standards.
Earth Week 2012 — A Global Celebration
For the fifth consecutive year, P&G sites around the world celebrated Earth Week. Our global theme was “Power Off to Save Energy,” focusing on overall energy reduction in our offices and operations. Events were held around the world to drive energy awareness and encourage ongoing behavior change at work and at home. More employees than ever before participated, and events were held at over 160 sites. Employees were challenged to turn off all unnecessary power use for at least one day during Earth Week, and then keep doing it on their own.
Some examples of Earth Week events:
- At Brooklands in the United Kingdom, the site completed a full energy audit with a team visiting all 700 desks and workstations in the building. They identified opportunities to educate employees to reduce personal energy use at their desks and power saving opportunities in common areas.
- At sites in Asia, Earth Week activities included “lights-off lunches” (eating lunch by natural light) and print “strikes” (sharing documents electronically rather than printing them). More than 4,400 employees pledged to “Power Off,” and 200 ideas were submitted to make the workplace more sustainable.
- Fabric Care Western Europe employees promoted the energy saving benefits of cold water washing. A large laundry line display was placed in the Geneva Business Center atrium to raise awareness.