Proctor and Gamble (P&G), an international provider of personal and homecare consumer packaged goods based in Cincinnati, Ohio commited in 2013 to move 20% of its North America truck transportation to cleaner-burning natural gas within two years. According to the company’s 2015 Sustainability Report just released, the ambitious target has been met.
The intent was to spur innovation and additional infrastructure that would benefit both P&G and other natural-gas users. The company has more than tripled the amount of active compressed natural-gas (CNG) lanes since last year and has realized several million dollars in fuel savings. In 2015, it logged more than 14 million miles and has contracts in place that will enable it to move 25% of its North America truck transportation to natural gas this year.
Len Sauers, VP of Global Sustainability for P&G, said in the report’s opening remarks: “The environmental focus of this year’s report is on impacting climate change. We’ve made meaningful progress, but there is still much more to do. P&G recognizes the scientific consensus linking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change. As a global citizen, we are concerned about the negative consequences of climate change, and we believe prudent and cost-effective action by governments, industry and consumers to reduce emissions to the atmosphere is necessary.”
The report later states: “As P&G and others build momentum within this space, more natural gas filling stations and more advanced trucking technologies are becoming available, enabling broader distribution lanes. P&G is installing onsite CNG filling stations at some of our high volume sites or, in most other cases, working with external CNG companies as an anchor tenant for new stations along key shipping lanes.”
P&G was a recipient of a 2015 NGVAmerica Achievement Award for its NGV Fleet and Station Program.
(Source: Proctor and Gamble)