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REDUCING THE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING AT HEAD & SHOULDERS

Find how we’re reducing the impact of our manufacturing process and see the progress we’ve made so far. Explore what we're doing to reduce waste and water at Head & Shoulders

We’re working hard to address those aspects of our manufacturing process that affect the environment including:

  • energy consumption – everything from turning on the lights to running machinery uses energy

  • water use – used in cooling and in stages of manufacturing as well as being a key ingredient in the shampoo

  • CO2 emissions – everything from transporting raw materials to the making of the product can create emissions

  • manufacturing waste – all manufacturing processes produce waste. We want to reduce that and make sure we find a positive use for waste through recycling

WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED SO FAR

Here’s what Head & Shoulders has achieved between 2010 and 2015:

  • 7 % reduction in energy consumption

  • 11%reduction in water consumption - at P&G, we’re working hard to reduce our consumption of water. We’ve made great progress too – we’ve already cut our water usage by 58%. And we’re looking to cut another 20% by 2020.

  • 85% reduction in manufacturing waste - every month, millions of bottles of Head & Shoulders are made in factories around the world. We’re focusing on tackling the impact of it by reducing carbon emissions, waste, water and energy. We’re working hard to make more of our packaging recyclable, helping to send less waste to landfill. Did you know, if we recycled every bottle of Head & Shoulders sold, the amount of plastic we’d recycle every year would weigh more than 5 African Elephants. That’s more than 24,500 tonnes.

  • 11% cut in CO2 emissions

TURNING WASTE INTO USEFUL PRODUCTS

Our goal is to send nothing to landfill. So that means finding innovative new ways of recycling and reusing the waste generated in the production process. Today, 7 of our manufacturing plants are operating at zero manufacturing waste to landfill. Instead of sending it to landfill we’re using our waste for good. We’re re-purposing waste bottles, turning them into items like furniture and flower pots.

USING RENEWABLE ENERGY

Another key part of our plan to reduce our carbon emissions is a focus on renewable energy. And we’re making good progress:

  • Taicang, China – our manufacturing plant uses 100% renewable electricity from wind to produce H&S

  • Xiqing, China – more than 15% of the plant’s energy needs are now provided by on-site geothermal energy

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