P&G Completes Large Natural Gas Truck Deployment
Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has achieved its goal, first set out in 2013, of converting 20 percent of its North America truck transportation to cleaner-burning natural gas within two years. The achievement was announced as part of its 17th annual Sustainability Report that outlines the company’s sustainable operations and the progress made to achieve its long-term sustainability goals.
“Sustainability is a responsibility and a business opportunity,” said P&G Vice President of Sustainability Len Sauers. “Since 2010, we have realized a cost savings of more than US$1.6 billion and have reduced our environmental impact. It is exciting to see the changes we are making in our operations, the benefits created for the business and the progress we are making against our sustainability goals
P&G’s broader intent was to spur innovation and additional infrastructure that would benefit both P&G and other users of natural gas-powered vehicles. P&G has more than tripled its amount of active CNG distribution lanes since last year and has realized several million dollars in fuel savings. In 2015, P&G logged more than 14 million miles and has contracts in place that will enable the company to move 25 percent of its North America truck transportation to natural gas by next year.
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. The new CNG filling station at our Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, facility, which is now fully operational, is one such station. The onsite filling station enables over 60 trucks per day to use lower-emissions natural gas to deliver Bounty, Charmin, Pampers and other P&G products to the Northeast market.
To view the entire report, visit pg.com/sustainability.