Focus On Environmental Sustainability Here To Stay, Says P&G
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
While the corporate sustainability "pendulum" has oscillated for decades between social and environmental concerns, Procter & Gamble believes that going forward sustainability programs will focus primarily on the latter
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