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Procter & Gamble commits to green building

March 8, 2011

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced that all new company facilities will be designed to meet green building standards as certified by the U.S. Green Building Council''s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, according to a press release.

P&G''s Taicang plant in China, which broke ground last week, is the first P&G manufacturing site to pursue LEED certification, with several additional new P&G sites currently working toward the same distinction globally, the release stated.

"Pursuing LEED certification for all new sites, including offices, innovation centers and our manufacturing and distribution centers is the next evolution in our facility eco-design process that will ensure excellence in sustainable design," said Keith Harrison, P&G global product supply officer.

"Having all of our new sites LEED certified will help us make progress toward our long-term sustainability vision, which includes powering our plants with 100 percent renewable energy and zero manufacturing waste to landfill," Harrison added.

All new P&G sites, including those in the U.S. that are currently in design phase or early construction, are working toward achieving LEED certification, the release noted.

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