P&G Sets New Goal to Deliver 25 Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water to Families in Need Worldwide

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CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This World Water Day, Procter & Gamble (P&G) is celebrating the
achievement of its 2020 goal of delivering 15 billion liters of clean
drinking water through its non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water
(CSDW) Program. P&G is now accelerating its efforts to help provide
clean drinking water to even more people by delivering 25 billion liters
– more than 100 billion glasses of water – worldwide by 2025.

Since the program launched in 2004, P&G has worked closely with a
network of more than 150 partners to raise awareness of the global water
crisis and provide water to families in more than 90 countries through a
simple purification process invented by a P&G laundry scientist. With
just one packet, a bucket, a stick and a clean cloth, 10 liters of
dirty, potentially deadly, water can be turned into clean, drinkable
water in only 30 minutes.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 844 million
people globally do not have access to clean drinking water. UNICEF
estimates that women and children spend 40 billion hours each year
collecting and managing water that is often contaminated. The United
Nations has prioritized the need to address this through UN Sustainable
Development Goal #6 which aims to ensure clean water and proper
sanitation for all by 2030.

To date, P&G’s efforts to provide access to clean water are transforming
communities by improving health, enabling education and increasing
economic opportunities.

“We are proud to have reached this 15 billion liter milestone and
inspired by the opportunity to make an even greater impact through our
new goal,” said David Taylor, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief
Executive Officer of P&G. “This life-changing technology has helped many
families over the past 15 years, and we’re eager to help even more in
the years to come.”

P&G is partnering with National
Geographic
again this year to celebrate World Water Day and share
the stories of five “Water Champions” – who are working each day,
individually and collectively with P&G, to help solve the water crisis.
The Water Champions represent four of P&G’s largest partners and include:

  • Patricia Heaton, Emmy award-winning Actress and World Vision
    Ambassador
  • Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children
  • JP Suarez, Executive Vice President & Chief Administration
    Officer, Walmart International
  • Job Wasonga, Project Manager, CARE International Kenya
  • Alllison Tummon Kamphuis, Children’s Safe Drinking Water
    Program Leader, P&G

P&G and these partners will collaborate in the following ways:

  • World Vision, building on the foundation of two billion liters
    of water already provided together, will use P&G packets as a bridge
    solution and in emergencies for more than one million people in more
    than 15 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Save the Children, which marks its 100th anniversary
    in 2019, will deliver 100 million liters of clean water to families
    impacted by natural disasters and emergency situations in Ethiopia.
  • Walmart International will support the program to provide 100
    million liters of clean water through the in-store 1
    purchase = 1 liter campaign
    in 2019.
  • CARE will celebrate 15 years of partnership with P&G by
    expanding the CSDW program in Kenya to reach more than 100,000 people
    through schools and clinics, while also continuing support of
    emergency response and hygiene education efforts supporting 300,000
    people in Ethiopia.

To learn more about the partnership with National Geographic celebrating
World Water Day, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/pgwaterchampions.
To learn more about the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, visit www.csdw.org/.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest
portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®,
Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®,
Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®,
Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G
community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.
Please visit http://www.pg.com for
the latest news and information about P&G and its brands. To learn more
about P&G’s Citizenship work, visit: https://www.pg.com/citizenship2018.

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