Procter & Gamble

Six Straight Years - P&G Ranked Top of Industry Sector by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Newcastle, England (ots/PRNewswire) - The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has been selected as the "Nondurable Household Products" industry sector leader in the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) listings for the sixth year in a row. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), launched in 1999, are the first global indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Only the top 10% of the 2,500 largest companies are selected as components of the DJSI World based on their sustainability performance. P&G has been a component of the index since its conception and the industry leader for the Nondurable Household Products market sector since 2000. The Dow Jones Leader Report says the following about P&G: "P&G is the sustainability leader in the nondurable household products industry. The company views sustainability as an opportunity for product innovation, especially in the areas of water, health and hygiene, where it considers having the biggest potential for a positive difference. As such, P&G's attention is increasingly focused on serving basic needs of consumers in developing countries. Innovative products providing safe drinking water or improved nutrition for children are examples". The report also recognizes P&G's commitment to continually improve the environmental quality of its products taking into account their entire life cycle. "We are delighted that SAM Dow Jones has again decided to recognize P&G's sustainability work. It is a positive sign for P&Gers working around the globe" said Peter White, P&G's Associate Director of Corporate Sustainable Development. To access the P&G DJSI 2006 Sustainability Leader report : http://www.sustainability-indexes.com/djsi_pdf/Bios06/CBR_ProcterGamble_06.pdf About P&G (NYSE:PG) Two billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R), Bounty(R), Pringles(R), Folgers(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R), Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Actonel(R), Olay(R) and Clairol Nice 'n Easy(R), Head & Shoulders(R), and Wella. The P&G community consists of almost 110,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands. ots Originaltext: The Procter & Gamble Company Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: P&G Media Contacts: Mr. Chris Smith, Corporate Sustainable Development, Procter & Gamble, Cobalt 12A, Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 0QW, UK. Tel: +44-191-297-6243, Mobile: +44-7787-155-488

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