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Company Profile

Founded in 1806, Colgate-Palmolive Company is a publicly traded consumer products company with $15.5 billion of worldwide net sales in 2018, serving people around the world with well-known brands that make their lives healthier and more enjoyable. 

  • Operations

    Colgate operates in more than 80 countries, and our products are marketed in more than 200 countries and territories. Approximately 34,500 Colgate employees drive our success. Headquartered in New York City, Colgate operates through six divisions around the world: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa/Eurasia, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

    The Company has more than 50 manufacturing and research facilities globally. The vast majority of Colgate products are manufactured in Colgate-owned facilities. Colgate also has an extensive supply chain consisting of thousands of suppliers of raw and packing materials, manufacturing operating supplies, capital equipment, and other goods and services.

  • Business Strength

    We remain sharply focused on our key priorities—driving organic sales growth, maximizing productivity across the income statement, effective deployment of cash flow and leading to win in order to drive sustainable, profitable growth worldwide over the long term.

    To read more, see our  annual report.

  • Colgate Brands

    Colgate is a leading global consumer products company, focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. Colgate manufactures and markets its products under trusted brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, EltaMD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.

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