Companies like P&G are a force in the world. Our market capitalization is greater than the GDP of many countries, and we market our products in more than 180 countries. With this stature comes both responsibility and opportunity. Our responsibility is to be an ethical corporate citizen—but our opportunity is something far greater, and is embodied in our Purpose.
P&G’s Purpose Statement articulates a common goal that inspires us daily:
We will provide branded products and services of superior quality and value that improve the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to come. As a result, consumers will reward us with leadership sales, profit and value creation, allowing our people, our shareholders and the communities in which we live and work to prosper.
The power behind P&G’s Purpose
The simple, inspiring way to think about this is that P&G brands serve nearly 5 billion of the more than seven billion people on the planet today. Before P&G can serve the world's remaining consumers profitably, we can reach them altruistically. We can improve their lives in ways that enable them to thrive, to increase their quality of living and, over time, to join the population of consumers we serve with P&G brands. Through our social responsibility programs, initiatives such as P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water and Pampers 1 Pack = 1 Vaccine are examples of how we are improving the lives of millions of people every day.
Our shared Purpose attracts and unites an extraordinary group of people, P&Gers, around the world—the most diverse workforce in P&G history. Together, we represent more than 140 nationalities. Our recruiting and development philosophy to “build from within” fosters a strong culture of trust and shared experiences. Our diversity, our shared culture and our unified Purpose are the defining elements that enable P&G to touch lives and improve life every day.