The Procter and Gamble company, also known as P&G, is a multinational consumer goods company ‘touching lives and improving life’ of about 5 billions consumers in more than 180 countries. With $70.7 billion sales and operations spread over 70 countries, P&G is recognised as a leading global company and one of the world’s most attractive employers.
P&G was created in Cincinnati in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble. The company was at first a small family-oriented soap and candle business. Nowadays, P&G produces about a hundred different brands, 21 of them recording more than a billion dollars in net annual sales.
P&G’s values are built around innovation, diversity and sustainability. 8,000 employees are employed in R&D. These people are spread across innovation centers on five continents and span a variety of disciplines.
With a culture rooted in learning and productivity, our researchers become technical masters who apply their skills across multiple categories. They use their expertise in digitization, modeling, simulation and prototyping to bring world-class innovation to our consumers. – us.pg.com
The successful collaboration between P&G and Durham University has been internally and externally recognised on many occasions:
- Innovation award from the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2015
- £5.3M grant award from the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills’ new Regional Growth Fund (RGF) scheme in 2014
- P&G Strategic Partnership award in 2013
- Global Business Development University Partner of the Year award from Procter & Gamble in 2011