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Business in Focus – Olympic Edition for Procter & Gamble

2nd Vote takes a 2nd Look at Worldwide Olympic sponsor Proctor & Gamble, the official provider of household and personal care products.

Procter & Gamble began their Olympic partnership in 2010 as the official provider of household and personal care products and will continue its sponsorship through the 2020 Games. P&G will be providing the families of Olympic athletes with free services featuring their women’s and men’s product lines, in addition to providing regular homecare products in their Family Home.

Procter & Gamble has roughly 135,000 employees in about 80 counties. According to the Wall Street Journal, P&G is Russia’s largest television advertiser.  Click here to see view a full list of their brands.

Procter & Gamble has an overall score of 4.8, making it a lean liberal company.  A breakdown of their scorecard is below (all scores are based on a 10-point scale). To learn how we score, please click here.  To view research citations, click here.

 

2nd Amendment – 6

Procter & Gamble has remained neutral on 2nd Amendment issues.

Environment – 6 

Procter & Gamble has remained neutral on environment issues.

Marriage – 5

Procter & Gamble received a 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 “Buyer’s Guide.” Procter & Gamble received 90 on the 2013 “Buyer’s Guide.”

Pro-Life – 2

Procter & Gamble is a partner of UNICEF, which, as a member of the Human Rights and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, was part of a 2006 report that recommended laws be enacted to ensure a women’s right to legal abortion.

CEO Activism – 

Alan “A.G.” Lafley is the President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board for Procter & Gamble. Since 2000, Alan “A.G.” Lafley has contributed all of his $31,000 in political contributions to Republican candidates and committees.

Corporate PAC – 

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, The Proctor & Gamble Company Good Government Fund PAC has contributed $63,500, or 57% of its political contributions to Republican candidates in the 2014 election cycle. The Proctor & Gamble Company Good Government Fund PAC has contributed $48,500, or 43% of its political contributions to Democrat candidates. (Center for Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 2/11/14)