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.

Key Ambitions

 

DRIVING SOCIAL IMPACT

We are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of those we serve, building a culture of inclusivity and creating meaningful opportunities for all people to succeed inside and outside Colgate. 

 

HELPING MILLIONS OF HOMES

We are empowering people to develop healthier habits by choosing sustainable products that improve their lives and homes from oral and personal care to pet nutrition and home care. 

 

PRESERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT

We are accelerating action on climate change and reducing our environmental footprint, working with our partners and operations to eliminate waste, decrease plastic usage, save water and conserve natural resources.

Our Actions & Targets

  • Driving Social Impact

    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. 

     

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    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 with a focused, consistent effort and a goal to achieve parity with labor force availability. 

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    Help Young People in Our Communities Thrive

    We will create opportunities to help young people complete their education and prepare for success. Our goal is to increase high school graduation rates in underrepresented communities and support students pursuing technical and business careers.  

     

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  • Helping Millions of Homes

    Design Sustainable Products

    We will innovate our products to help our consumers live more sustainable lives. We intend to improve the environmental footprint of all products we market and develop. 

     

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    Build Sustainable Habits for Life

    We will help people build more sustainable habits by offering better product, information choices and education. Our goal is to improve the oral health for 2 billion kids through our Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® program and to provide 100% ingredient transparency.  

     

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    Foster Lifelong Relationships Between Pets & People

    We want to 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. 

     

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  • Preserving Our Environment

    Eliminate Plastic Waste

    We will design and deliver zero plastic waste solutions for Colgate-Palmolive products. We aim to eliminate one third of our New Plastics by 2025. 

     

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    Accelerate Action on Climate Change

    We've targeted net zero carbon emissions across our growing business, including our own operations, suppliers and consumers. Our goal is to achieve net zero carbon in our operations by 2040 and 100% renewable electricity for our global operations by 2030.  

     

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    Lead with Zero Waste Facilities

    We will operate high-efficient, low-impact, zero waste facilities and achieve 100% zero waste operations. 

     

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    Conserve Water

    We will work for water resilience across our value chain, protecting ecosystems and supporting water access. Our goal is to achieve net zero water at our manufacturing sites in water stressed areas by 2025, and all by 2030.  

     

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    Drive Sustainable Sourcing

    We will engage all our key suppliers in order to support our goal to source sustainably and strive for net zero deforestation, prioritizing palm and soy. 

     

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