Sustainability

Giving the world reasons to smile.

  • People

    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

  • Performance

    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

    Improve the sustainability profile in our new products and product updates

    Improve the sustainability profile in our new products and product updates

    Improve the sustainability profile in our new products and product updates

     

    Improve the sustainability profile in our new products and product updates

  • Planet

    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.

    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

    Have 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

    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. Learn more about our commitment to saving water

    Responsibly source forest commodities to reach zero net deforestation. Learn more about our policy on no deforestation.

    Increase supplier participation in our water stewardship program

    Replenish water withdrawn in highly stressed regions

    Reduce our manufacturing water intensity by half compared to 2002

Sustainability Report