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Procter & Gamble and the P&G Responsible Beauty Team are looking for responsible packaging solutions. Below you will find the specific constraints of this search and the requirements for submission.
P&G Responsible Beauty is our long-term commitment to be a positive force for beauty in the world, guiding the development and operations of all of P&G Beauty’s brands.
It is based on systems thinking, rooted in creating best practices across five areas we see as connected and interdependent —quality and performance, safety, sustainability, transparency, and equality and inclusion–ensuring we grow responsibly to better serve consumer, retailer, and stakeholder needs in a resource-constrained world.
By partnering and working with the world’s top experts in diverse fields, from sourcing to packaging sustainability and more, P&G Responsible Beauty ensures we both create products that offer superior performance and drive positive impact on society and the environment. With this intent, we invite you to help and support us on this journey of Responsible Beauty and specifically, Responsible Packaging.
An outline of the needs and the scope can be found in the brief below. This request will cover the identification of responsible packaging solutions for refills under two distinct scopes:
- Leg 1.1 – Improve existing refill solution;
- Leg 1.2 -Identify new refill/reuse solutions.
For both legs, the objective is to address the following challenges:
- Design: need to look more premium/no collapsing on shelves and appear more natural;
- Sustainability: minimize/eliminate use of plastic by being a recyclable and ideally a recycled material, better environmental footprint;
- Usability: easy to refill/delightful consumer experience/perform during the use (shower).
Please note: a separate brief is being shared specifically on responsible packaging solutions for existing plastic bottles.
We are open to hearing your insights on the direction of sustainable packaging as well as any further information which you have on industry consortiums, the future of packaging, and any partnerships/programs that may be of interest to P&G.
Solutions and partners that have the ability to meet a maximum number of the above criteria will be invited to attend a virtual P&G Responsible Packaging Summit with the Beauty Care leadership team in mid-November.
Process and Timings
|Oct 5th – Nov 7th||Phase #1 – Submission of solution presentation|
|Nov 9th – Nov 17th||Phase #2 – Assessment – Stage one|
|Nov 26th & 27th||Phase #3 – Supplier summit: deep dive on pre-selected solutions|
|Nov 30th – Dec 11th||Phase #4 – Select solution(s) to develop further|
|Dec 14th||External communication|
Phase #1: Solution Presentation to include:
- Brief Company Overview
- Overview of Market / IndustryTrends & Insights in Sustainable Packaging
- Solutions (no more than 1-3slidesper solution):
- Technology Overview1
- Readiness & Stage of Development
- Submission template (see form below)
- Submissions must be received no later than November 7th, 2020.
- Samples2 to be sent to:
|Remy Groff||Joerg Zimmerman||Mark Agerton|
|Procer & Gamble
Route de Saint Georges 47,
1213 Petit Lancy
|Procter & Gamble Service GMbH
Sulzbacher Str. 40,
65824 Schwalbach am Taunus
|Procter & Gamble
8700 Mason Montgomery Rd.
Mason, OH 45040
1: Only non-confidential information describing the method, current use and IP can be accepted for review.
2: We look only for samples already commercially available –samples to be designed or produced specifically for P&G are not requested at this stage.
Suppliers and solutions to be evaluated by working team based on the Success Criteria listed above. Short-listed ideas will be invited to the next phase.
Shortlisted suppliers will be invited to a virtual supplier. Objective will be for suppliers to present more in detail their company and solution to P&G Beauty Care Leadership during a 45 min dedicated session.
Suppliers and solutions final selection. In case of any question during the process, please reach out to Joerg Zimmermann (firstname.lastname@example.org+49 172 62 38 515, R&D packaging)and Remy Groff (email@example.com+41 795 182 269, Purchases packaging).