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During the course of our work, we may learn confidential information about P&G. “Confidential information” is information that is not available to the general public, but we know as a result of our position with P&G.

  • Confidential information might be of use to competitors or harmful to our Company if disclosed.

  • We are all responsible for proper handling of P&G’s confidential information to prevent the loss of this important asset.

  • P&G has an information classification system to help us understand what steps we need to take to protect different types of information, depending on its sensitivity. We should become familiar with these classifications, and protect information accordingly. This is especially important when considering what to share and store electronically. Among other things, you must not discuss confidential information in places where you can be overheard, such as elevators and restaurants, or open areas at P&G such as break rooms.

  • In addition, you must not leave confidential information, computers, tablets, flash drives or mobile phones unattended.

  • You must take great care not to disclose confidential P&G information via social media, and should remember that competitors and others often gather small bits of information from a number of employees, and then are able to put these pieces together to learn something important.

  • These obligations of confidentiality also apply – both ethically and legally – after your employment with P&G ends. When you leave P&G, you must not disclose or use P&G confidential information. In addition, you must return all copies of materials or devices containing confidential information in your possession.

    Nothing in this section or the WBCM is intended to prohibit disclosure made in confidence to a government official or an attorney about a suspected legal violation; documentation or discussion of employees’ working conditions, wages, hours, benefits, terms and conditions of employment; or other activities legally protected under applicable law.

    “Confidential information” is information that is not available to the general public, but we know as a result of our position with P&G.

    Confidential Information

    P&G considers records created or received during the normal course of business a P&G asset. This includes documents, email, spreadsheets, notebooks, photographs and video, regardless of whether they are electronic or hard copy. We must manage and retain all P&G records according to our P&G Records & Information Management Policy and P&G’s Records Retention Schedule (RRS).

    You are expected to review your records, using the RRS, and destroy any documents that are no longer needed. However, it is important that you take special care to keep all documents that relate to any imminent or ongoing investigation, lawsuit, audit or examination involving P&G. This means that you never conceal, alter or destroy (even if past the retention time in the RRS) any documents or records related to any such inquiries.

    P&G considers records created or received during the normal course of business a P&G asset.

    Records & Information Governance