P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

Awards & Recognition

Since its beginning in 2004, the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program has received international recognition for its global efforts to bring clean drinking water to children in developing countries.

2013

American Chemical Society - Howard Fawcett Award:

For its outstanding contributions to the science, technology, education, and communication of chemical health and safety

GBC Health - Business Action on Health Awards:

For one of the world’s best corporate social investment programs to address diarrheal illness

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patents for Humanity Award:

For providing 5 billion liters of clean water with the innovative P&G water purification packets

2012

Award for Corporate Excellence - U.S. Department of State:

For efforts to improve lives in Nigeria and Pakistan

Economist Social Innovation Awards:

For an innovation “beyond inspiration” – the P&G packet technology and the CSDW Program distribution strategy and partnerships.

2009

Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award:

In recognition of its extraordinary efforts on behalf of distressed communities around the world

The World Technology Awards:

Environment

US Doctors for Africa Global Citizen Award:

For corporate philanthropy

Wind Enterprises Making a Difference Award:

For commitment to global health initiatives in developing countries, to diversity, and to making a unique and significant difference in the lives of women worldwide

2008

Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award:

Celebrating Innovation in Science and Technology

2007

Internationalist of the year - Internationalist Magazine:

For helping avert diarrheal illness and save lives.

Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership (co-recipient):

For providing clean drinking water in developing countries, with emphasis on employee and community relations.

Laureate of the 2007 Tech Museum Awards – The Tech Museum of Innovation:

For applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change in the field of clean drinking water.

Global Leadership Award - United Nations Association of the USA:

For providing clean water for millions around the world (and for Protecting Futures, a program by Tampax & Always).

Children's Environmental Health Excellence Award - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

For outstanding leadership in protecting children from environmental health risk.

American Express Members Project:

For being voted the most actionable and impactful project idea by American Express card members.

International Health Communication Gold Medallion Award (co-recipient) - Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health:

For building market-based relationships that sustain and deliver clean drinking water.

Strategic Vision Award - Center for Strategic and International Studies, Global Strategy Institute:

For formulating creative and innovative approaches to one of the most strategically important issues of our time — clean drinking water.

Grainger Challenge Bronze Award - National Academy of Engineering and The Grainger Foundation:

For the humanitarian efforts that led to the design and development of the P&G water purification packet.

2006

National Inventor of the Year - Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation:

For the humanitarian efforts that led to the design and development of the P&G water purification packet.

2005

Stockholm Industry Water Award - Stockholm International Water Institute:

For the development of the P&G water purification packet

2004

World Business Award - International Chamber of Commerce, United Nations Development Program and the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum:

For support of the UN Millennium Development Goals, and, in particular, work toward the target of reducing by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to clean drinking water by 2015