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The value of inclusion


Our commitment to DE&I is highlighted through our recruitment efforts and activities, employee training and active support for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) around the globe.

Employee Resource Groups at CP

Career Development at CP

Inclusion and Belonging at CP

Recruiting Diverse Talent:

Our primary efforts focus on finding and appealing to qualified talent. This past year, our human resources team hired new people to support the recruitment and acquisition of diverse talent. We have expanded our recruiting talent pool and evolved the recruiting experience. We take steps to ensure that the slate of candidates we interview for open roles include people from diverse backgrounds, including using recruiters to ensure we have appropriate representation of diverse candidates. These broad-based recruiting efforts are designed to ensure we have diverse pools of qualified talent for consideration.

recruiting diverse talent

Trainings on Diversity:

 In 2023, we launched a new e-learning course, Together We Succeed: Building and Maintaining an Inclusive Workplace, for our global salaried and clerical employees. This course was carefully designed to enhance our understanding of inclusion, challenge biases and equip our people with the tools and knowledge to create an even more welcoming and supporting workplace for everyone. More than 97% of our salaried and clerical employees completed this course.

Training on diversity

Mental Well-being:

 At Colgate-Palmolive, we strive to live our purpose to reimagine a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet every day. Supporting the mental well-being of our people is crucial to ensuring we live this purpose. Our approach to supporting the mental health and well-being of our people is based on three principles:

  • WE care for ME – caring for yourself and identifying how you can be responsible for your own well-being;
  • WE care for WE – caring for each other, celebrating our strengths and our differences; and
  • WE create a safe space – promoting common ground and supporting each other in moments of connection and triumph.

To help promote a stigma-free culture of mental health and well-being, we created a video to connect our current programs, our values and our leadership principles to help inform our mental well-being efforts and make our teams aware of the resources available to them. We also offer a leadership self-assessment to help our leaders cultivate a sense of psychological safety and offer access to telehealth counseling services for our employees to get external support when needed.

Mental well-being

Leading Inclusively:

Inclusivity is part of our values and embedded in our Leadership Principles. This starts with the “tone from the top” where our leaders are regularly informed about our DE&I progress and communicate back to their teams what their expectations and goals are for DE&I in the organization.

Last year, we celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate transgender people everywhere and their contributions to the world. As part of this, we offered tips for how to be a helpful ally:

  • Listen:   The best way to be an ally is to listen with an open mind and without judgment.
  • Learn: Commit to continuous learning. Get curious and be respectful of pronouns, gender expression, and if you make a mistake? Just apologize. 
  • Engage: Look for opportunities to engage or volunteer with your organization’s ERGs or local affinity groups.
Leading inclusively

Please read the latest Diversity Report to fully understand our beliefs, strategy and actions

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