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.
We will become a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization by implementing policies, learning experiences and processes that promote awareness, empathy, advocacy and opportunity.
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.
We will drive representation across organizational levels parity to labor force availability with focused, consistent effort.
We will expand leadership development efforts to high potential underrepresented talent. This will include leadership program expansion for diversity, senior sponsorship, and succession planning.
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.
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.
We will support minority and women owned suppliers to enable success of diversity owned businesses
We will support minority and women owned suppliers to enable success of diversity owned businessed by driving growth in supplier diversity.
We will promote dialog around diversity, equity and inclusion to advance the culture change to achieve our vision.
We will establish a communications strategy for diversity, equity & inclusion to build awareness and comfort discussing issues of DE&I.
We will become an Ally for change as a thought leader on issues of DE&I, leveraging social media to drive this leadership.
We will encourage corporate accountability with transparent communication of our DE&I strategy and metrics.
We will ensure that our brands communicate with our underserved consumers in ways that are relevant by leveraging cultural insights.