Consumer-driven Sustainability: Thought Leader Interview with Jerry Porter, Procter & Gamble

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Jerry Porter, Lee Green
Leading Innovation Organizations, Sustainability and ESG
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Consumer-driven Sustainability: Thought Leader Interview with Jerry Porter, Procter & Gamble

May 2023

Learn about Procter & Gamble’s focus on ensuring there is no trade off between value, quality, and sustainability. Jerry Porter, Senior Vice President, R&D Global Fabric Care, Flavors & Fragrance Discipline Capability and Fabric & Home Care Sector, at Procter & Gamble shares how innovation can rise to meet this challenge, working across the organization and with a broad range of partners.

Jerry Porter is the Senior Vice President of R&D of P&G Global Fabric Care business since January 2020, the Company’s single largest category that includes many of P&G’s most iconic brands: Tide, Ariel, Downy, and Gain. He also takes on the Executive Leadership position responsible for the innovation strategy for the entire Fabric and Home Care Sector, a $23 billion business – 33% of P&G net Sales. Additionally, Jerry is the Executive R&D Leader for the Flavors & Fragrance Discipline Capability. He is a Strategic Innovation Leader deeply rooted in the business who sees the opportunity in every difficulty. In his role Jerry leads the innovation program for the total Fabric Care business unit, uniquely leveraging technical depth and innovation strategically to serve consumers and business with a portfolio of superior product propositions. During his 30+ year career in P&G, Jerry achieved a track record of transformational results, accelerating Company growth and creating sustainable innovation in Europe, USA and Asia across multiple consumer goods categories from Assembled Paper products, Laundry, Household Cleaning and Prestige Beauty brands. This resulted in years of competitive advantage for P&G. Just before his appointment to the Fabric Care business Unit, Jerry led for four years the P&G Home Care R&D organization as Vice President where, under his leadership, his organization delivered significant innovations that are improving consumer lives every day. Committed to empowering the organization, in addition to his business unit responsibilities, Jerry also leads recruiting for R&D and the R&D Executive for the P&G African American Leadership Network. Jerry is on the Board of Directors of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and is the Chairman and Board Member of the Live Well Collaborative and Household & Commercial Products Association Board of Directors. Also, Jerry is a Board member on the National Executive Leadership Council and the NACME Board. Jerry graduated from the Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, U.S.A.) with a B.E. in Chemical Engineering. Jerry resides with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio.