P&G Opens New Global Product Supply Innovation Center in Kronberg, Germany to Innovate in Sustainable Supply Chains of the Future


SCHWALBACH AM TAUNUS, Germany – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –P&G’s new Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC) leverages P&G innovation and serves as a hub for collaboration with a network of local suppliers, technology companies, R&D institutions and top universities plan, developing global, scalable and modular solutions to decarbonize its supply chain. .

With the new PSIC, P&G aims to accelerate innovation, transformation and implementation of smart supply chain operations with new solutions from one of the world’s leading sustainability innovation markets and industry 4.0. Establishing the Kronberg PSIC in this environment enables P&G to build a more resilient and scalable supply chain. The market also offers a rich ecosystem for future partnerships with research institutes, companies, universities and other leading players in the Rhine-Main region. The concepts and lessons of P & G’s new PSIC will take full advantage of disruptive breakthroughs in cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things connectivity, and pervasive intelligence in materials, assets and processes. The innovations developed in the PSIC and its ecosystem will be disseminated globally to P&G’s 200 locations to inspire and guide sustainable progress across the FMCG industry.

P&G invests significantly in talent and facilities as well as learning labs with approximately 50 employees with diverse skills and impact in the areas of sustainability, manufacturing intelligence and supply chain.

Angelique Terrien, Senior Director, Supply Chain Innovation, Sustainability Engineering at Procter & Gamble: “I am very happy to lead the new Product Sourcing Innovation Center in Kronberg, which brings together our top talent from different continents, new talent and partners from across our ecosystem. Yet pressing sustainability challenges can only be solved through the power of partnerships and collaborative action. I look forward to joining forces with our ecosystem partners to pool resources, new technologies, reach and knowledge to jointly define what the supply chain of the future will look like. We look forward to working together using our combined expertise and capabilities to dramatically reduce GHG emissions, water use and waste generation towards net zero solutions that we can scale to our operations. With the opening of our Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC), we hope to inspire change beyond the Rhine-Main region, Germany and our company and help improve and redefine global processes of production, logistics and retail.

Julio Nemeth, Chief Product Supply Officer at P&G explains: “We decided to locate the PSIC in the heart of the Rhine-Main region, due to the unique ecosystem and the passion of German consumers, retailers and regulators for sustainability standards and innovation. that protect the climate.

Loïc Tassel, P&G President Europe says: “I believe in technological innovation as an engine of growth. This is why I am delighted and proud that this beacon of innovation is now located in Kronberg, in the heart of Europe, where a large part of our innovation comes from. This center is about accelerated transformation and implementation of intelligent supply chain operations. We need the most advanced supply chain networks to further build resilience and accelerate the adoption of a zero vision across our operations. ”

Accelerate the transformation of P & G’s global operations

By 2020, P&G has already achieved a 52% reduction in GHG emissions from scopes 1 and 2. By 2030, the company aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in all of its operations . P&G is committed to purchasing 100% renewable electricity globally and achieving global carbon neutrality for the decade 2020-2030.

Virginie helias, Chief Sustainability Officer of P&G said: “Our brands serve five billion people around the world. Our mission is to create sustainable supply chains as well as smart operations. Our new Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC) in Kronberg is a key step for P&G to accelerate the achievement of our “Ambition 2030” sustainability goals.

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