Sustainability

Building a Future to Smile About.

2018 At A Glance

Colgate People around the world are coming together to align behind, and to make progress towards, Colgate’s sustainability commitments. Below are some highlights and accomplishments of our progress over the past year.

  • Reached over

    1 billion

    children with oral health education since 1991 through our Bright Smiles Bright Futures program

    Colgate People achieved

    26 million

    Healthy Activity Minutes

    56 million

    people reached with handwashing education in 2018

    10 million

    pet adoptions since 2002 through our Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love™ program

    Supplier Responsible Sourcing Assessments program in 2018 assessed more than

    80%

    of our “at risk” spend

    Nearly

    50%

    of 2018 promotions at Colgate were women

  • Save Water conservation campaign activated globally and reached more than

    4 billion

    people(1)

    Through our partnership withTerraCycle, more than 48,000 locations engaged in recycling, helping us divert nearly

    9 million

    pieces of oral care waste from landfills

    Improved the sustainability profile of over

    96%

    of new products and product updates(2)

    Approximately

    43%

    of our packaging materials by weight are from recycled sources

    Approximately

    83%

    of our packaging is recyclable

    54%

    of scientists at Colgate are women

  • 450 thousand

    people reached with water and sanitation and/or health and hygiene education since 2013

    46%

    reduction in water use per ton of product manufactured versus 2002(3)

    41%

    reduction in waste sent to landfill per ton of product manufactured versus 2010(3)

    30%

    reduction in greenhouse gas emissions versus 2002

    31%

    reduction in energy intensity versus 2002(3)

    70%

    of palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm oil derivatives purchases are certified

    To date,

    11

    Colgate manufacturing  facilities have achieved GBCI TRUE Zero Waste certification

1 Estimated through delivered impressions on earned and social media, television and online video.

2 The performance results are based on representative products from the product portfolio evaluated against comparable Colgate products across three impact areas to characterize likely improvement in the sustainability profile, based on review of quantitative and qualitative data.

3 Subject to final verification by third-party auditor.

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