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Wherever it operates, P&G attempts to do what is right for consumers, employees, shareholders and communities in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Its drive towards greater social responsibility has included widening the diversity within its workforce to include people from a broader range of backgrounds and experiences and also making a positive contribution to education.
Education programmes have included:
- sharing leadership skills with schools
- contributing to work experience programmes and initiatives in the school sector
- supporting community groups and programmes designed to save endangered species eg the water vole.
At the same time, the key focus upon water and upon health and hygiene has provided products and services that have helped to improve basic living standards in developing countries. P&G is a global company employing over 100,000 people worldwide. Brands are produced in nearly 130 plants around the world and the majority of raw materials are purchased locally in regions where products are manufactured. P&G contributes taxes and benefits where it operates and its successes are shared through increasing shareholder value, local charitable donations and the opportunity to access a wider range of products and services.