Colgate-Palmolive’s Sustainability & Social Impact Report: Delivering a Healthier, More Sustainable Future
June 03, 2021 at 09:44 AM EDT
Colgate-Palmolive is committed to reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. Progress in support of this purpose is outlined in its newly released 2020 Sustainability & Social Impact Report, which shows that 99% of new products launched in 2020 had improved sustainability profiles. Colgate met or exceeded its energy, greenhouse gas emission, water and waste reduction goals and reached more than 100 million consumers with water, sanitation, and oral health education — exceeding initial targets.
In recent years, the Company has achieved measurable steps toward its new 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy ambitions to build a more sustainable future, including:
“Tackling big problems like climate change, plastic waste, water scarcity and health starts with us,” said Ann Tracy, Colgate’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “We are proud that our Colgate brand is in more homes than any other, which is why we believe it’s our responsibility to help make it easier for the people who buy and use our products to live healthier, more sustainable lives.”
The launch of Colgate’s 2020 Sustainability & Social Impact Report continues a year of purpose-driven momentum for the Company. In the last 12 months, Colgate received its 11th consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award and was named the top performing Household Products company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Colgate’s recyclable tube innovation also earned Colgate a spot as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of the Year and was among TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020. To access the full report, please visit Colgate's Sustainability website at ColgatePalmolive.com/Sustainability.
About Colgate-Palmolive Company:
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, the Company sells its products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands, such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA Skin, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. The Company is recognized for its leadership and innovation in promoting environmental sustainability and community well-being, including its achievements in saving water, reducing waste, promoting recyclability and improving children’s oral health through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which has reached more than one billion children since 1991. For more information about Colgate’s global business and how the Company is building a future to smile about, visit www.colgatepalmolive.com. CL-C