Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

5,700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
23 February 2012
Foreseen end date
30 June 2013


Procter and Gamble, a US-based consumer goods maker, will cut 5700 jobs globally by June 2013, as part of a cost-saving initiative.

The job cuts are intended to save around $800 million, and form part of a longer-term plan to cut $10 billion in costs over the next four years. The jobs to be lost will be non-manufacturing roles; the cuts represent about ten per cent of this portion of the Procter and Gamble workforce. It is not yet clear in which geographies the reductions will occur.

The restructuring follows a lack of strong sales growth in Europe and the USA; the firm has also struggled to increase the proportion of its sales in emerging markets, due to competition from rivals.

Procter and Gamble employs about 129,000 people globally.


  • 23 February 2012: The Financial Times
  • 23 February 2012: The Global Post


Eurofound (2012), Procter and Gamble, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 73128, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73128.