Moving in the right direction

We don't want to just transport our products from point A to point B. We want to cover that distance in the most efficient and socially responsible way possible.  

As one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, we ship a significant amount of product. To help ensure we are driving efficiency, our 2020 goal is to reduce truck transportation kilometers by 20% per unit of production versus our 2010 baseline. Our global teams have made great progress and have reduced over-the-road truck transportation by 25% since 2010 by improving vehicle fill rate, optimizing distribution routes and driving increased use of multi-modal transportation. 

As P&G completes work on a significant supply chain transformations in North America, and innovative efficiency projects in other regions we will look for additional opportunities to improve our transportation footprint. 

Transportation goals

In Europe, we're tapping R&D technology to combine our outgoing finished-product shipments with our suppliers' incoming raw material shipments, saving time, money and CO2 emissions. Typically, such shipments are headed in opposite directions; yet often they overlap. Finding those cross points has understandably been difficult. But, our Europe teams took on the challenge. By applying P&G modeling and simulation technology, we have found a more consistent way to match shipments, and last year, reduced empty truck miles in the region by approximately 5%, reducing CO2 and congestion in our communities while also delivering tangible transportation savings. We're now looking to expand the work. 

A red semi-truck on an open road