At PZ Cussons we enjoy a rich heritage dating back over 135 years. Our story is one of strong growth, built on family values that have guided generations, as the Company has expanded around the world, to do the right thing.
PZ began in Sierra Leone, West Africa, in 1884, when founders George Paterson and George Zochonis began trading commodities with the UK. Nearly a century later, in 1975, the firm they founded acquired the equally illustrious Cussons Group, creating the PZ Cussons we know today.
Over all those years we’ve grown to become an international consumer goods group – home to some of the world’s best loved and most trusted brands. The bold spirit, pioneering energy and entrepreneurship of our founders, combined with strong beliefs about how best to do business and a love of learning, are still at the very core of who we are.
PZ Cussons products have found a place in millions of households for generations. It’s a legacy that makes us both humble and proud.
Our duty now is to build on these firm foundations, to ensure PZ Cussons is fit for the 2020s and beyond. Our world faces challenges that our founders could never have imagined, but which we must rise together to meet if we’re to leave a better business – and planet – for those that come after.
We know that delighting consumers is fundamental to this. Everywhere our products and brands touch people’s lives, from the USA to Europe, Africa to Asia-Pacific, we strive to understand, to support, to empower. We know that to grow sustainably we must only ever be a force for positive change.
That’s why we work together with communities, investors and our supply chain to embed the highest possible environmental standards and ethical principles; to prevent harm, protect life, and eliminate waste. Because it’s the right thing to do, and because it’s what the consumers of tomorrow will choose.
They are our inspiration on this journey. People of all kinds, from every continent, with incredible energy, great aspiration, and a wealth of diverse experience. The very same people that enrich PZ Cussons itself and enable us to connect meaningfully with the communities we serve.
There is always a new horizon to reach for. Our zest for the future knows no bounds, and together we will shape a world inspired by the simplicity and clarity of our founding values.
For everyone, for life, for good