P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

Dec 27, 2018 9:35 AM ET
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“In some parts of the world, we take for granted the availability of clean water. People in countries like Mexico, Indonesia and Kenya struggle with finding clean water to drink. And without clean drinking water, it’s much harder to keep their children healthy, have them get an education and provide a better life for their families. Our goal in partnering with National Geographic is to share these stories about the power of clean water and to inspire others to make a difference and become a part of the solution.”

– Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer and Community Impact Executive Sponsor

Read more in the 2018 Citizenship Report, which highlights the Company's progress in its Citizenship priority areas of Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability, all of which are based in a foundation of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. 

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Nearly a billion people live without access to clean drinking water and as a company founded on cleaning expertise, we’ve stepped up to do something about it. In 2004, we introduced the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program and since then, with the help of our more than 150 partners around the world, we’ve delivered more than 14 billion liters of water to those who need it most. With just a bucket, cloth, spoon and our Purifier of Water packet, we can help transform lives.

Each 4-gram packet has the power to clean 10 liters of water in just 30 minutes and packs the power of a water treatment facility into a tiny packet. Having clean water enables health, education and economic opportunity, and we are well on our way to meeting our goal of 15 billion liters by 2020. 

This year, we partnered with National Geographic and created a documentary that tells the transformational story of three women who were introduced to the P&G Purifier of Water packets. You can view the 2-minute trailer by clicking the link below. These videos were made possible through the help of our partners CARE, ChildFund and World Vision.