Code of Conduct

Colgate-Palmolive's Code of Conduct promotes the highest ethical standards in all of the
Company's business dealings.

A Message From Our President and CEO


Ethical behavior, long the foundation of our success, has never been more important. Along with our values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement, Colgate’s reputation for integrity has been a source of strength and a competitive advantage. Today, consumers demand ethical behavior from the makers of products they use. Retailers demand it from their suppliers. And shareholders demand it from the companies in which they invest. So we must demand it from ourselves and from one another.

Our Code of Conduct has guided Colgate People for over 30 years with principles that reflect our values and set standards for our ethical behavior. While our values and principles are enduring, the Code is regularly updated to ensure it addresses the changing context of our business. Our job as Colgate People, no matter where in the world we work, is to make sure our behavior and decisions always live up to our Code.

As a member of the Colgate family, it is important that you read, understand and fully comply with our Code. This is to ensure that all our decisions at work — or the personal decisions affecting our work — are guided by our responsibility to act with integrity and maintain the highest ethical standards. And Colgate People are expected to “Speak Up,” challenging behavior that conflicts with our Code, our policies or applicable laws.

Colgate People take great pride in our business results and know that they matter. But so does the way we achieve those results.

Thank you in advance for your ongoing commitment to our Company, our values and to the ethical behavior that is so vital to our continued business success.

Noel Wallace Colgate CEO

Noel Wallace
President and CEO