Flush PG Directors: End Deforestation • Friends of the Earth

Flush PG Directors

It’s time to end forest destruction

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is the world’s largest consumer company – and its products from toilet paper to shampoo to shaving cream are driving deforestation and the climate crisis. As a consequence of its unsustainable sourcing, over the last three years, P&G has endured grassroots pressure in its hometown and nationwide, over a hundred thousand petition signatures from consumers, and in 2020, an investor rebellion that defied company recommendations and passed a shareholder resolution demanding it stop destroying forests.  

The company has made some small changes to mitigate its harmful impacts, but its reforms have been cosmetic at best, and the destruction continues. In its supply chains from Canada to Indonesia, P&G’s operations continue to drive environmental destruction, land grabbing, and human rights violations. The company’s suppliers remain embroiled in protracted land conflicts with local communities, while P&G refuses to hear – let alone address – these grievances. 

That’s why it’s time to #FlushPGDirectors from the company’s board!

We’re calling on top shareholders in Procter & Gamble – including BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street – to vote against Angela Braly from P&G’s Board of Directors for failure to address human rights and environmental violations in the company’s supply chains. 

Angela Braly has chaired P&G’s Governance and Public Responsibility committee since 2009. She is responsible for guiding the board’s recommendations on social responsibility issues, including human rights and sustainability. Since 2016, she has also served on ExxonMobil’s board, and until recently, was chair of their Public Issues and Contributions Committee, garnering huge profits from a corporation whose viability is based on furthering the climate crisis. Given her utter failure to address P&G’s human rights and environmental violations, Angela Braly needs to be voted off of P&G’s board.

Financiers such as BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street have made bold commitments to use their investor power to hold companies accountable for driving the climate crisis. These Wall Street giants are some of the largest shareholders in Procter & Gamble and it’s time they turned their talk into action!

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