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Procter & Gamble, Other FMCG Companies Claim Surpassing Sustainability Targets

April 5, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble, United Biscuits, and British American Tobacco announced they were years ahead in achieving their respective sustainability targets. Aside from claiming success in cutting carbon emissions, the companies also said they have made progress in reducing water usage, waste to landfill, and other outputs. For its part, Procter & Gamble said 45 of its global production sites produce zero waste. United Biscuits announced it has gone beyond its sustainability targets for 2012, which include reducing water use by 52 percent from 2007 levels, way ahead its target of a 45 percent reduction by 2020. Also, British American Tobacco claimed it was ahead of schedule in its program seeking to eliminate the use of natural forest by 2015.
Ian Quinn, "Procter & Gamble, United Biscuits and British American Tobacco 'way ahead' on green targets", The Grocer, April 05, 2013, © William Reed Business Media
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