Colgate Palmolive

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Building a future to smile about

The company cares about people: Colgate-Palmolive people, customers, shareholders and business partners. Colgate-Palmolive is committed to act with compassion, integrity, honesty and high ethics in all situations, to listen with respect to others and to value differences. The Company is also committed to protect the global environment, to enhance the communities where Colgate-Palmolive people live and work, and to be compliant with government laws and regulations. All Colgate people are part of a global team, committed to working together across countries and throughout the world. Only by sharing ideas, technologies and talents can the Company achieve and sustain profitable growth. Colgate-Palmolive is committed to getting better every day in all it does, as individuals and as teams. By better understanding consumers’ and customers’ expectations and continuously working to innovate and improve products, services, and processes, Colgate-Palmolive will become the best.

About Colgate Palmolive

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Colgate Palmolive Sustainability Actions



Colgate people, consumers, communities, business partners, shareholders and other stakeholders are vital to Colgate's success and future growth. - Continuously improve employee health and reduce health risks by 15%(1) - Encourage healthier living for Colgate People and their families - Ensure a safe and healthy work environment with a goal of zero lost-time incidents - Provide education and tools to Colgate people to elevate financial awareness and planning - Expand “Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures” program to reach 1.3 billion children - Invest in the improvement of health, education and environment for thousands of people in communities around the globe - Partner with animal shelters to help over 2 million dogs and cats find a home. Learn more about Hill's Food, Shelter & Love program. - Reach 60 million people annually with handwashing education - Expand “Colgate Cares Day” globally to be a leader in volunteerism



We're committed to grow the business with innovative, more sustainable products that make the lives of consumers healthier and more enjoyable. - Improve the sustainability profile in our new products and product updates - Commit $250 million to drive sustainability with breakthrough product and process innovation - Increase the recyclability of our packaging and increase recycled content to 50% - Have a positive impact by expanding access to affordable health and wellness products for millions of people in underserved communities - Use the power of our brands to build awareness and drive engagement in product sustainability



A cleaner, healthy environment is important to Colgate not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because it makes good business sense. - Reduce our manufacturing water intensity by half compared to 2002 - Replenish water withdrawn in highly stressed regions - Increase supplier participation in our water stewardship program - Partner with local and global organizations to bring clean water to underserved areas of the world - Promote water conservation awareness to all our global consumers. - Responsibly source forest commodities to reach zero net deforestation. - Promote use of renewable energy and reduce absolutely greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing by 25% compared to 2002 - Reduce our manufacturing energy intensity by one third compared to 2002 - Half our manufacturing waste sent to landfill per ton of product compared to 2010, working toward our goal of “Zero Waste” - Partner with key suppliers, customers and consumers to reduce energy, greenhouse gas emissions and waste

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Colgate Palmolive Sustainability Commitments


Responsible Sourcing of Pulp and Paper

Colgate-Palmolive is committed to sourcing paper and packaging from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources. By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights.


Palm Oil

Colgate is committed to sourcing responsible palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm oil derivatives that do not contribute to deforestation. By 2020 Colgate will source palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives that are responsibly and sustainably produced and from sources that can be traced from plantation to product.


Net Deforestation

Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) in pledging to mobilize resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.

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Colgate Palmolive Sustainability News

Colgate Announces Conservation Impacts From "Save Water" Campaign At United Nations Ahead Of Climate Action Summit

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Colgate-Palmolive Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for Third Consecutive Year

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Colgate’s Recyclable Tube First to be Recognized by Association of Plastic Recyclers

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