Company offering 10-1 donation match to recognize the achievement
CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced today that the Company has delivered
its 10 billionth liter of clean drinking water through its non-profit
Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program. The program, which
started in 2004, works with more than 150 partners and organizations to
provide clean drinking water to those who lack access to clean water.
P&G is celebrating this milestone with its NGO, government and private
sector partners in 20 countries including Brazil, UK, Germany, Nigeria,
South Africa, Jakarta and Singapore. The 10 billionth liter
was shared with Margarita, Gabriel and their children Alejandro and
Lorena who are part of a World Vision community project near Oaxaca,
“We are proud to share P&G’s water purification technology to help
transform the lives of millions of people around the world, like
Margarita, Gabriel and their children,” said President and Chief
Executive Officer, David Taylor. “Clean water can improve people’s
health, help children stay in school and provide better economic
opportunities for their families. We are grateful to all our consumers
who support our brands and help us bring clean water to families who
To mark the occasion, the Company will be offering a 10-1 donation match
– for every US$1 donated to the program by consumers from May 3, 2016 –
May 31, 2016, the Company will donate US$10.*
P&G scientists used cleaning technology research to invent P&G Purifier
of Water packets in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. The Company, which has a strong history of cleaning
performance with brands such as Tide, Dawn and Crest, used its
innovative capability to pack the power of a water treatment plant into
a small 4 gram sachet. The technology is simple to use, with only a
bucket, a spoon, a cloth and a small P&G packet, people can purify 10
liters of dirty, potentially deadly water in only 30 minutes providing
enough drinking water for a family of five for one day.
It only takes $7.50 to provide a year’s worth of clean water to a child
and $30 to share a year’s worth of clean water with a family of five.
For those wishing to donate and have P&G multiply their donation by ten,
please click here.
*For every dollar donated between May 3, 2016 and May 31, 2016, P&G will
match with a donation of US$10, up to a total P&G contribution of $1
million dollars, to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund, which is a
charitable fund managed by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. For more
information, visit csdw.org.
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Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®,
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Damon Jones, 1-513-983-0190