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P&G partners with EDF RE to manufacture all Home Care products in the US and Canada with 100% wind power
P&G and EDF RE will be developing a new wind farm in Texas to bring 100MW renewable power online, equivalent of eliminating 200,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. The electricity generated will be enough to manufacture all the NA and Canada Fabric and Home Care products such as Tide, Downy, Febreze and Cascade – all with wind power. This new model supports more renewable electricity coming into existence via collaboration with major corporations and will generate extra power.
Earlier this year, we partnered with Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon, for the development of an up to 50-megawatt biomass plant that will help run one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. The plant will significantly increase P&G’s use of renewable energy, helping move the company closer to its 2020 goal of obtaining 30% of its total energy from renewable sources.
In October 2014, we partnered with American chemicals company DuPont on a more sustainable way to make Tide Coldwater. Corn-based ethanol is a key ingredient in Tide that enhances washing and stabilizes the detergent formula. With this move, we will switch to cellulosic ethanol, which is derived from agricultural waste. It will save enough power each year to do all the laundry in homes across California for over a month.
Separating sustainable sources from non-sustainable sources in the production of palm oil and palm kernel oil is highly complicated, but Procter & Gamble is stepping up to address the problem. The Company is conducting an in-field study to understand the practices of small farmers – and how those practices can be improved to protect local forests.
In 2014, P&G announced an advancement in its global sustainability goals, declaring a commitment to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain by improving practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests.