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2021-06-24 17:52:03

P&G Opens New Global Product Supply Innovation Center

2021-06-24 17:52:03

P&G opened a new Global Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC) in Kronberg, Germany-—and says it represents the 'sustainable supply chain of the future.'

PSIC leverages P&G innovation and serves as the hub for the collaboration with a network of local suppliers, tech companies, R&D institutions and top universities—developing solutions that are scalable, globally. It also plans to "decarbonize" its supply chain. 

P&G will cooperate with partners in Germany's Rhine-Main area to co-create sustainable concepts. 

Julio Nemeth, chief product supply officer at P&G points out, “We decided to locate the PSIC in the heart of the Rhine-Main-Region, because of the unique ecosystem, and the passion of German consumers, retailers and regulators, for sustainability standards and innovation that protect the climate.”

Innovations developed in the PSIC and its ecosystem will be disseminated globally for P&Gs 200 sites to inspire and guide sustainable progress.

Angelique Terrien, senior director, Supply Chain Innovation, Sustainability Engineering at Procter & Gamble, says, “I am very excited to head the new Product Supply Innovation Center...still, the pressing challenges in sustainability can only be solved through the power of partnerships and collaborative action."

Terrien adds, "I’m looking forward in joining forces with our ecosystem partners to pool resources, new technologies, reach and knowledge to define together what the supply chain of the future will look like. We look forward to collaborating using our combined expertise and capacities to drastically reduce GHG emissions, water consumption and waste production toward net zero solutions we can scale in our operations."

P&G's Sustainability Goals for 2030

By 2020, P&G has already delivered 52% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions.

By 2030, the company targets to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% across operations. P&G has committed to purchase 100% renewable electricity globally and to achieve overall carbon neutrality for the decade from 2020-2030.

Virginie Helias, chief sustainability officer of P&G, comments, “Our brands serve five billion people around the world. It is our mission to create sustainable supply chains as well as intelligent operations. Our new PSIC in Kronberg is a key milestone for P&G to accelerate achieving our ‘Ambition 2030’ sustainability objectives.”