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Procter & Gamble Family Care Honored With Arbor Day Foundation's Friend of the Forest

date 04/24/18

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Jeff Salem, Director of Communications & Public Relations,   email

International Arbor Day Foundation Award Recognizes Commitment to Using Trees in Sustainability Goals

LINCOLN, Neb. April 24, 2018 – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Procter & Gamble Family care has been awarded the Friend of the Forest Award which recognizes a corporation and its leaders for their commitment to using trees and forests to achieve corporate sustainability goals and targets. The award will be presented on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at a Town Hall meeting at Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati.

Procter & Gamble Family Care has made major strides to deliver goods that are produced responsibly. P&G Family Care works with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to source certified wood pulp that meets Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certifications. In addition, they are working with the American Forest Foundation (AFF) in the Carolinas for reforestation, landowner outreach and improved forestry management to bolster sustainable forestry efforts across the Carolinas.

"We salute the sustainability efforts of Procter & Gamble Family Care," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Sustainability and forestry go hand-in-hand both locally and internationally. P&G Family Care has shown itself to be a leader that can inspire the efforts of other corporations."

Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards. Award winners from previous years include the late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, the United States Forest Service and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

This award winner is one of six internationally being honored for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. The remainder of the 2018 Arbor Day Award winners will be presented with their award during their local Arbor Day celebrations. More information can be found at

About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at


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