P&G, Habitat for Humanity team up for global volunteer project
CINCINNATI — As part of its efforts to expand its global footprint, Procter & Gamble is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to fund the construction, repair and cleaning of homes in 12 countries around the world.
This commitment represents Habitat’s highest level of global volunteer engagement in a single year, with nearly 3,000 employees volunteering on more than 30 projects occurring around the world in 2013.
“For the past 175 years, P&G employees have innovated to create brands that help people do the things that make their house feel more like a home. Today, we’re excited to provide both the financial support and the skills of our employees to our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, helping bring the comforts of home to families around the world,” said Brian Sasson, global manager of social investments at P&G. “P&G has a longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity, and this new level of global partnership will enable P&G employees to have an even greater impact in communities where they work and live.”
This year, nearly 3,000 P&G employees will volunteer their time alongside Habitat partner families in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Poland, Costa Rica and in many other countries around the world — and help cement P&G as a household name.
“We are deeply grateful to P&G for this new commitment to help families around the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “In addition to providing funding and volunteers, P&G turned to its strength and generously shared thousands of household care items from their top brands that will help families turn their new houses into homes.”
P&G’s portfolio of brands includes Ace, Always, Ambi Pur, Ariel, Bounty, Charmin, Crest, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Fairy, Febreze, Fusion, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Iams, Lenor, Mach3, Olay, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Prestobarba, SK-II, Tide, Vicks, Wella and Whisper. The P&G has operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.