Sustainability Awards & Recognitions
Latest news on how Colgate has been recognized for our sustainability commitments and progress.
Building a Future to Smile About
Learn about Colgate’s latest progress in sustainability and how Colgate has been recognized for our sustainability commitments and achievements. You will find the entire 2019 sustainability report, live as of May 08, 2020, within the People, Performance, and Planet links above.
Recognized for Our Sustainability Commitments
2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year:
Colgate was named a 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the 10th consecutive year and has received the Sustained Excellence Award for our continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.
Named Industry Leader:
For the third year in a row, Colgate-Palmolive was named to the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. For the first time, Colgate was named Household Products Industry Sector Leader.
A First for the World:
Colgate’s Burlington, New Jersey, manufacturing facility was the first site in the world to achieve LEED Zero certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for net zero carbon, energy, water and waste.
Fostering Disability Inclusion:
Disability:IN named Colgate one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion,” recognized as part of the 2019 Disability Equality Index. The evolving index scores companies on their disability policies and practices.
Advancing Women of Diverse Backgrounds to Leadership Roles:
Diversity MBA named Colgate-Palmolive a Best Place for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.
Among the World’s Most Ethical:
For the 10th year in a row, Colgate-Palmolive was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2020 by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
Colgate’s design for a first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube was the first to be recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers—an important step toward reaching our goal of 100% recyclable packaging by 2025.
Winning with Water:
Colgate-Palmolive’s Save Water campaign at Walmart won a Silver Effie Award in the Single-Retailer Program: Mass Merchants Category
UN Global Compact LEAD:
The UN Global Compact—the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative—designated Colgate a LEAD Company for our commitment to its Sustainable Development Goals.
Recognized for Recycling:
The Association of Plastic Recyclers, a leading international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, presented Colgate with a “Showcase Award” for our creation of the first recyclable dish soap packaging, Palmolive Oxy.
Helping Working Parents Succeed at Home and Work:
We were recognized by Working Mother magazine as a 100 Best Company, and a Best Company for Multicultural Women.
Helping Women Climb the Corporate Ladder:
In 2020, the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Colgate-Palmolive a Top Company for Executive Women, for the 17th consecutive year earning this recognition.
Colgate-Palmolive was named a 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Company, by Barron’s and was ranked 3rd among top consumer staples companies.
Colgate-Palmolive India has once again been ranked the No.1 Most Trusted Oral Hygiene Brand by TRA’s Brand Trust India Study Report 2019, among India’s 1000 top brands.
Making the Top 10:
Colgate Colombia was recognized as a Top 10 Most Recommended Brand in Colombia by Raddar, a consumer knowledge group.