2018 Sustainability Report

Welcome to our 2018 Sustainability Report, where you'll learn about our Sustainability Strategy and commitments to People, Performance and Planet. You'll also find highlights about the progress we've made this year.

WELCOME to Colgate’s 2018 Sustainability Report!

Learn about Colgate’s 2018 sustainability journey and progress, Building a Future to Smile About. Throughout you will find highlights of the activities and accomplishments of Colgate People around the world as they brought our Sustainability Strategy to life over the past year. Across this website you will find the entire content of our 2018 sustainability report, live as of May 10, 2019.

Recent News

  • Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies:  Colgate ranked #19 on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies and was ranked 3rd among Top Consumer Staples companies.

  • America’s Most Reputable Companies 2019: Colgate ranked on top 25 America’s Most Reputable Companies 2019.

  • America’s most beloved brands in 2019: Colgate ranked #25 among Americans favorite brands in brand favorability, trust, community impact and the likeliness a consumer will recommend our brand.

  • The WSJ Management Top 250: Colgate  once again made The Wall Street Journal Management Top 250 list of well-managed companies that measures corporate effectiveness based on customer satisfaction, employee engagement and development, innovation, social responsibility and financial strength.

  • Top Company for Executive Women: The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Colgate-Palmolive a Top Company for Executive Women.

  • Women’s Choice Award: Colgate-Palmolive was recognized by the Women’s Choice Award in three groups: Best Company for Women; Best Company for Multicultural Women and Best Company for Millennials.

  • Best Place for Women & Diverse Managers to Work: DiversityMBA named Colgate a Best Place for Women & Diverse Managers to Work, advancing women of diverse backgrounds to leadership roles.

  • Recycled Content Demand Champion: Colgate committed to The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Recycling Demand Champions Campaign, a program that seeks to expand market demand for recycled resins and improve plastic recycling in North America.

  • 100 Best Company and Best Company for Multicultural Women:  Colgate was recognized by Working Mother Magazine as a 100 Best Company and a Best Company for Multicultural Women, helping working parents succeed at home and at work.

  • 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies: For the ninth year in a row, Colgate has been named among the World’s Most Ethical companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

  • 2019 Product of the Year: Palmolive Luminous Oils Shower Gel was voted 2019 Product of the Year in Australia.  

  •   2018 Best of Beauty Awards: EltaMD UV Clear Sunscreen received a Best of Beauty Awards for 2018 from Allure Magazine, a leading beauty magazine in the U.S.
  •   2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year: Colgate named a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the ninth consecutive year and has received the Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.

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