Procter & Gamble

Cincinatti, United Statesus.pg.com/
Invested through
  • Triodos Global Equities Impact Fund
  • Triodos Impact Mixed Fund - Defensive
  • Triodos Impact Mixed Fund - Neutral
  • Triodos Impact Mixed Fund - Offensive
  • Triodos Sterling Bond Impact Fund
Asset ClassesListed equity & Corporate bonds
Impact strategyImpact Equities and Bonds
Bloomberg tickerPG US
ISIN codeUS7427181091
Industry groupHousehold & Personal Products
Aligned with SDGs
  • Good health and well-being

Procter & Gamble (P&G) provides branded consumer products, focused on household and personal care. William Procter and James Gamble founded P&G in 1837, starting out as a candle and soap maker. Today, its products are sold in more than 180 countries worldwide, with approximately a third of sales coming from developing countries. The company operates in 5 segments (Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric & Home Care and Baby, Feminine & Family Care) and it has refocused its product portfolio from 170 brands in 16 categories to 65 brands in 10 categories that leverage on P&G's strengths.

Investment rationale

Safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are crucial for human health and well-being. Safe and effective hygiene can help prevent diseases and deaths – particularly among children. Lack of safe hygiene impacts quality of life and undermines fundamental human rights. The World Health Organization estimates that in 2016, 1.9 million deaths and 123 million disability-adjusted life-years could have been prevented with adequate WASH.

Most of P&G's products and solutions contribute to improving people’s lives every day through better hygiene. Over 70% of P&G’s sales are in the segments of Healthcare, Home & Fabric Care as well as Baby/Feminine Care (i.e. toothpaste, detergents and diapers), which provide hygiene solutions that help prevent disease and improve people’s health. Some of its other products, i.e. in the beauty and grooming segments, offer certain levels of convenience, and to a certain extent hygiene as well, which contribute to the prosperity and well-being of its users. As such, P&G's products clearly contribute to sustainability objectives such as ensuring health, hygiene and well-being.