2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy
SMILE: We are reimagining the future for all people, their pets, and our planet.
Sustainability 2025: Our Strategy for The Future
As we embark upon a new decade, Colgate is presented with tremendous opportunities and new challenges in the area of sustainability. We begin this new decade with great momentum and a sense of accomplishment as we finish the last year of our 2015 to 2020 sustainability strategy. We are now determined to position ourselves for further growth and are setting our sights on something even bigger as we announce our 2025 Sustainability Mission, our 3 Key Ambitions, and several new important Actions & Targets. Here are some highlights, and we will share more soon.
2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Mission
At Colgate-Palmolive, we are really proud that Colgate is in more homes than any other, so we can and we will create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.
SMILE: WE are reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet.
Encourage Holistic Well-being
We will make well-being an organizational priority to ensure our people can bring their best selves to work every day. We'll do this by implementing holistic well-being programs at 100% of our sites.
Strengthen Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We will ensure all Colgate-Palmolive People feel they belong and are supported to achieve their potential. We will drive representation across all organizational levels so that it is parity to labor force availability with a focused, consistent effort.
Help Young People in Our Communities Thrive
We will create opportunities to help young people complete their education and prepare for success. We will increase high school graduation rates in underrepresented communities and support students pursuing technical and business careers.
Design Sustainable Products
We will innovate our products to help our consumers live more sustainable lives. We will improve the environmental footprint of all products we market and develop.
Build Sustainable Habits for Life
We will help people build more sustainable habits by offering better product, information choices and education. We'll do this through improving oral health for 2 billion kids through our Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® program and by providing 100% ingredient transparency.
Foster Lifelong Relationships Between Pets & People
We will help every pet find a forever home by supporting our global shelter partners with resources and premium nutrition. Our ambitious goal is to find adoption homes for 15 million shelter pets through the Hill's Pet Nutrition Food, Shelter & Love program.
Eliminate Plastic Waste
We will design and deliver zero plastic waste solutions for all Colgate-Palmolive products. We will eliminate one third of our New Plastics by 2025, and we will cut by half the amount of toothbrush plastic waste by 2025.
Accelerate Action on Climate Change
We will reach net zero carbon emissions across our growing business, including our own operations, suppliers and consumers. We will achieve net zero carbon in our operations by 2040 and 100% renewable electricity for our global operations by 2030.
Lead with Zero Waste Facilities
We will operate high-efficient, low-impact, zero waste facilities and achieve 100% zero waste operations.
We will ensure water resilience across our value chain, protecting ecosystems and supporting water access. We will achieve net zero water at our manufacturing sites in water stressed areas by 2025, and all by 2030.
Drive Sustainable Sourcing
We will engage all our key suppliers to source sustainably and strive for net zero deforestation, prioritizing palm and soy.