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Protecting Our Planet

Gillette is committed to inspiring every man, at every age and life stage, to be the best he can be. Our vision is to deliver incredible grooming experiences, while leaving the world a better place for every generation. As a grooming leader for over a century, we know the importance of leaving a strong legacy. That’s why we are making social and environmental programs an integral part of everything we do. We want our brands to serve as a force for good today, tomorrow and well into the future.

More than 800 million consumers around the world trust us for their grooming needs. Our goal is to provide these men and women with the best possible grooming products while protecting our planet’s resources.

We want to help set a new standard of environmental excellence by using fewer resources by the year 2030. To do this, we plan to improve our environmental footprint across many important areas like packaging, product waste, water conservation, manufacturing operations and our supply chain. We are also fully committed to providing consumers with the highest quality products and using safe ingredients they can trust.

As we work to do our part to protect our planet, we have set clear goals and have made some important strides forward in several areas:

Reducing product & packaging
waste to

minimize materials left behind when consumers
use our products

Recyclable Packaging

We are working to achieve up to 100% recyclable packaging including PCR content for blades & razors by 2022.

Comfort

Our refillable razors (like Fusion and Mach3) will provide up to one month of close, comfortable shaves and these handles will last for years!

Comfortable Shaves

Our disposable razors are designed to deliver up to ten comfortable shaves per razor, helping to extend the razor’s life for consumers who prefer this form.

Durability

We are testing new durable packaging in several markets to help discourage packaging disposal and conserve resources.

Going Global

We launched the first razor recycling program in partnership with Terracycle in the U.S. in 2019, enabling consumers to return all types of razors for repurposing. We are now working to bring this program to more locations around the world.

Improving our manufacturing
operations & supply chains
footprint

making improvements to further reduce our
energy, water, waste and emission in the future.

 

Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill

We’re proud that we have achieved ‘Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill’ status across our global network of plants – and were one of the first in the industry to do so.

 

Water Consumption

We plan to achieve a 35% reduction in water consumption per production by 2030.

 

Energy Reduction

We’ve reduced our energy use across our plants over the last ten years by 392,851GJs (Gigajoule). This is enough energy to power more than 17 million homes. We are committed to do more – and are working to achieve 100% renewable purchased electricity by 2030. We’ve reduced our Green House Gases by 26% in the last 10 years, this is equivalent to 69,499MT (Metric Tonnes).

Delivering trusted
products & ingredients

for a high-quality experience that
consumers can rely on.

 

Consumer Tested

Every new Gillette product is responsibly tested by thousands of consumers before launch.

 

Quality Assurance

We test every new Gillette razor with thousands of consumers before launching; and inspect every Gillette razor blade over 75 times on average.

 

Research & Development

We lead the industry in R&D with experienced scientists, researchers and engineers – and have been making razors for well over a century.

 

Endorsements

Our products are endorsed by dermatologists around the world, including leading scientific organizations like the Skin Health Alliance, the British Skin Foundation, Dermatology Review Panel (DRP) in Canada and the Deutsche Haut- und Allergiehilfe (DHA) in Germany and more.

 

Smart Label

We participate in the Smart Label program in the U.S. to promote ingredient transparency for consumers. We are also working to include product ingredient lists on our websites around the world.

 

Gillette PURE

We introduced our first-ever shaving prep– made without dyes, parabens, and SLS sulphates in 2019.

Improving water
conservation

by exploring ways to conserve water
during and after the shave.

 

Modernized Razor Blades

Our razors include blades that are designed for easy rinsing to reduce the time and water required during the shave.

 

Water Conservation

We are committed to raising awareness to help conserve water during the shaving process.

 

Waterless Razor

We introduced the world’s first waterless razors for ‘assisted shaving,’ Gillette Treo, designed to improve the lives of the millions of men and women who need day-to-day caregiver support.

SOCIAL Sustainability

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