P&G "Community Matters "
Our Community Relations Programme for the UK & Eire
We seek to meet local
community needs and the preferences of our people in adding value to
community projects and programmes. We provide people involvement and
cash where appropriate in the key areas of education, leisure and
welfare, and economic well being, and encourage our people to pursue
their own voluntary interests in the interests of overall community
We build strategic partnerships, and complementing our local
community involvement, we support national programmes that contribute
to our society and strengthen and build P&G's reputation as an
excellent corporate citizen in the UK and Eire.
Our philosophy is to
'help others help themselves'. This is achieved by sharing our business
skills and resources to find sustainable solutions.
Our chosen areas of support are:
Examples include Business
Skills Training for Teachers, Mentoring Partnerships with Teachers and
Students, Business Advisers with Young Enterprise', Literacy Hour with
contributions to many art galleries, museums, theatres, musical
institutions, play-groups, hospitals, young peoples' projects, to name
a few, help make the community a successful, interesting, lively and
caring place to live, work and visit.
Economic Well Being
ranges from regenerating a school playground in Surrey to giving
business expertise in major city-wide economic regeneration campaigns
such as the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative.
We aim to support projects
that will provide sustainable benefits to the communities in which we
live and work. In addition to working with organisations that approach
us, we shall continue to develop unique P&G programmes such as
'Business Skills for Schools' training for teachers and 'Marketing
Skills' sharing our expertise with SME's and community projects.
Employee involvement is encouraged and supported by the Company,
recognising that some commitments are necessary during business hours.
Every request from our
local community will be given consideration and an appropriate
response. Support, however, is not granted to individuals or to
projects which are primarily political or religious. P&G does not
contribute money to fund-raising appeals but recognises that some of
our people may wish to contribute through their own fund-raising
efforts which the Company whole-heartedly supports. P&G also
donates gifts in kind such as computers and furniture to schools and
community groups and product to UK charities via the IGD's 'Grocery
Aid' and to Eastern Europe and Africa via 'Socrates'.