Procter & Gamble is driven by passionate people and a common purpose to bring trusted brands to consumers around the world.
Our purpose works to unify us in a common cause and growth strategy as a producer of global consumer products. It is powerful because it promotes a simple idea to improve the lives of the world's consumers every day. P&G grows by touching and improving more consumers' lives in more parts of the world... more completely. While this statement defines our commercial opportunity, our culture reflects the broader opportunity of improving lives through and beyond our branded products and services.
The simple, inspiring way to think about this opportunity is that P&G brands serve about 4 billion of the 6.5 billion people on the planet today. Before P&G can serve the remaining 2.5 billion profitably, we can reach them altruistically. We can improve their lives in ways that enable them to thrive, to increase their quality of living and, over time, to join the population of consumers we serve with P&G brands. Initiatives such as Children's Safe Drinking Water and Pampers-UNICEF 1 Pack = 1 Vaccine are examples of how we are improving the lives of millions of people every day under the framework of our Live, Learn & Thrive™ cause.
Our shared purpose attracts and unites an extraordinary group of people, P&Gers, around the world - the most diverse workforce in P&G history. Together, we represent around 140 nationalities. Our recruiting and development philosophy to "build from within" fosters a strong culture of trust and shared experiences. Our diversity, our shared culture and our unified purpose are the defining elements that enable P&G to touch lives and improve life every day.
Procter and Gamble entered South Africa in 1994. Currently P&G offers full-time employment to over 100 people and has created an additional 400 jobs. With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, P&G uses its South African base to export to neighbouring SADC countries.
Employment equity and diversity are part of P&G's business strategy, both globally and in South Africa. We believe that ideas, energy and executional excellence all grow from capitalising on the experiences, insights and capabilities of a diverse group of people.
Olay - A South African Heritage - The original Olay formula was developed in the 1950's by a SA chemist, Graham Wulff, and was acquired by P&G in 1985. It has since grown into a US$1 billion global brand and is one of the largest and most well recognised beauty lines in the world. Click here for the Olay website.
Procter and Gamble South Africa distributes the brands as displayed below. Individual websites of these brands can be accessed directly by clicking on the logos in the Brands popup.
Always Braun Discreet Duracell Eukanuba Gillette Head & Shoulders Iams
Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Olay Oral B Pampers Pantene Pringles Tampax Vicks