• A tube of Colgate's sustainable toothpaste, called "Smile for Good" and it's box and Colgate's bamboo charcoal toothbrush on a yellow background

    Sustainability

    We are Colgate-Palmolive: a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for people, their pets, and our planet. This purpose unites our teams all around the world and energizes our sustainability efforts. We leverage the power and potential of science, purposeful packaging and long-trusted brands to build a brighter future for people around the world.

Sustainability

We are Colgate-Palmolive: a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for people, their pets, and our planet. This purpose unites our teams all around the world and energizes our sustainability efforts. We leverage the power and potential of science, purposeful packaging and long-trusted brands to build a brighter future for people around the world.

Building a Brighter Future

Our corporate sustainability commitment embraces caring for the people and communities we serve, ensuring our Company’s successful and responsible performance, and acting as vigilant stewards of our planet. Our long-term global sustainability strategy therefore focuses on three areas: People, Performance, and the Planet.

People

Our success depends on the people who work here. So we do all we can to help them sustain successful careers and fulfilling lives. And we never forget that billions of people all over the world depend on our eco-friendly brands to help sustain their health and well-being.

Performance

For us, performance is more than a bottom-line number; it is a top-of-mind attitude that drives innovation. We are committed to continuous improvement in the sustainability of our products and processes, and in the quality of our consumer engagement efforts.

Planet

It is important for us to sustain the health of our planet so that the planet can sustain us. We are deeply committed to environmental stewardship, in the form of mitigating climate change, safeguarding clean water, reducing waste, sourcing responsibly, constructing green buildings, and more.

People

Our success depends on the people who work here. So we do all we can to help them sustain successful careers and fulfilling lives. And we never forget that billions of people all over the world depend on our eco-friendly brands to help sustain their health and well-being.

Performance

For us, performance is more than a bottom-line number; it is a top-of-mind attitude that drives innovation. We are committed to continuous improvement in the sustainability of our products and processes, and in the quality of our consumer engagement efforts.

Planet

It is important for us to sustain the health of our planet so that the planet can sustain us. We are deeply committed to environmental stewardship, in the form of mitigating climate change, safeguarding clean water, reducing waste, sourcing responsibly, constructing green buildings, and more.

Sustainability Initiatives

Our Company has established corporate sustainability goals, and we are proud that the programs we have created have made great progress over many years toward achieving these goals. Thanks to the commitment of our teams around the world, as well as our partnerships with other dedicated organizations, we are building a future to smile about.

People

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®

We have reached more than 1.2 billion children and their families across 80 countries with free dental screenings and oral health education.

 

Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™

Each year, the Company provides pet food with a retail value of more than $295 million and helps nearly 11 million dogs and cats find their forever home.

 

Employee Health and Wellness

Employees participate in an annual Live Better Global Healthy Activity Challenge in which 26 million minutes of healthy activity are logged each year.

 

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®

We have reached more than 1.2 billion children and their families across 80 countries with free dental screenings and oral health education.

 

Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™

Each year, the Company provides pet food with a retail value of more than $295 million and helps nearly 11 million dogs and cats find their forever home.

 

Employee Health and Wellness

Employees participate in an annual Live Better Global Healthy Activity Challenge in which 26 million minutes of healthy activity are logged each year.

 

Performance

Recyclable Toothpaste Tubes

Colgate was the first company to develop a recyclable toothpaste tube. We are freely sharing this technology to reduce waste generated from the billions of toothpaste tubes discarded each year.

 

Recycling Program

Our partnership with TerraCycle® supports a free recycling program to divert oral care product packaging from landfills. We engage local communities and schools to participate, with a chance to win playground equipment made from recycled materials.

 

Recyclable Packaging

Colgate has made a commitment to 100% recyclability of all packaging. As of year-end 2019, approximately 99% of our personal care, home care, and pet nutrition packaging by weight is recyclable.

 

Recyclable Toothpaste Tubes

Colgate was the first company to develop a recyclable toothpaste tube. We are freely sharing this technology to reduce waste generated from the billions of toothpaste tubes discarded each year.

 

Recycling Program

Our partnership with TerraCycle® supports a free recycling program to divert oral care product packaging from landfills. We engage local communities and schools to participate, with a chance to win playground equipment made from recycled materials.

 

Recyclable Packaging

Colgate has made a commitment to 100% recyclability of all packaging. As of year-end 2019, approximately 99% of our personal care, home care, and pet nutrition packaging by weight is recyclable.

 

Planet

Make Every Drop of Water Count

We help to provide availability and accessibility of water through our Water Awareness of Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program and other initiatives, such as water conservation (Turn off the Tap) and rainwater harvesting.

 

Zero Waste Certification

With 30% of our facilities TRUE Zero Waste certified, we have more TRUE Zero Waste certified projects on more continents than any other company.

 

Sustainable Buildings

To date,19 of our facilities around the world have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.

 

Make Every Drop of Water Count

We help to provide availability and accessibility of water through our Water Awareness of Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program and other initiatives, such as water conservation (Turn off the Tap) and rainwater harvesting.

 

Zero Waste Certification

With 30% of our facilities TRUE Zero Waste certified, we have more TRUE Zero Waste certified projects on more continents than any other company.

 

Sustainable Buildings

To date,19 of our facilities around the world have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.

 

It All Starts With Our People

As with all aspects of our Company’s operations, our people drive our success and sustain our future. So we support our global teams by creating a healthy work environment and promoting physical, emotional, and financial wellness for them and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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