Our 2025 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy

We are Colgate, a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for ALL people, their pets and our planet. We say all, we mean all.

Corporate Intent

Colgate commits to be recognized as a leader in global diversity, equity and inclusion by Colgate people, customers, consumers, shareholders, industry peers, and the global communities in which we live and work. 

Outcome

Colgate people around the world feel like Colgate is a place where they belong, where they can be their authentic selves, feel treated with respect, and have the support of their manager and the company to impact the business and achieve their potential.

People

We will become a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization by implementing policies, learning experiences and processes that promote awareness, empathy, advocacy and opportunity.

Inclusion

We will build empathy and active support for inclusive behaviors with training and experiences. This will include manager accountabilites, training, and diversity, equity & inclusion champions.  

Diversity

We will drive representation across organizational levels parity to labor force availability with focused, consistent effort.  

Development

We will expand leadership development efforts to high potential underrepresented talent. This will include leadership program expansion for diversity, senior sponsorship, and succession planning. 

Equity

We will institutionalize processes to drive equality in hiring and advancement. This will include diverse hiring and promotion slates, consideration of diversity of thought and experience in hiring, ensuring a diverse interview panel, and establishing a diversity champion in the room for decision making. We will review our existing processes to ensure equity. 

Community

We will become an Ally for positive change in conditions for the underserved in the communities in which we live and work.

Advance Civil Rights

We will increase active support for organizations that advance civil rights. 

Sponsor Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Agenda for Industry Associations

In order to become an Ally for change, we will sponsor the diversity, equity & inclusion agenda for industry associations. 

Leverage Existing Programs

We will leverage existing programs to improve the lives of underrepresented individuals. 

Supplier Diversity

We will support minority and women owned suppliers to enable success of diversity owned businesses

Driving Growth

We will support minority and women owned suppliers to enable success of diversity owned businessed by driving growth in supplier diversity. 

Communication

We will promote dialog around diversity, equity and inclusion to advance the culture change to achieve our vision.

Communications Strategy

We will establish a communications strategy for diversity, equity & inclusion to build awareness and comfort discussing issues of DE&I.

Thought Leadership

We will become an Ally for change as a thought leader on issues of DE&I, leveraging social media to drive this leadership.

Transparency

We will encourage corporate accountability with transparent communication of our DE&I strategy and metrics.

Brand Integration

We will ensure that our brands communicate with our underserved consumers in ways that are relevant by leveraging cultural insights.