We are working to create a
more inclusive company and world



Implementing policies, learning experiences and processes that promote awareness, empathy, advocacy and opportunity.


  • Build empathy and active support for inclusive behaviors with training and experiences
  • Manager accountability
  • Training
  • DE&I champion


  • We will drive representation across organizational levels in parity to labor force availability with focused, consistent effort
  • Invest in relationships with sources for entry-level hires


  • Expand leadership development efforts to high- potential under-represented talent
  • Leadership program expanse for diverse talent
  • Senior sponsorship
  • Succession plans


  • Institutionalize processes to drive equality in hiring and advancement
  • Review existing processes
  • Training
  • Hire best qualified candidates from a diverse slate, considering diversity of thought/experience


Become an ally for positive change in conditions for the underserved in communities in which we live and work.

Increase active support for organizations that advance civil rights

Become an ally for change, sponsoring the DE&I agenda for industry associations

Leverage existing programs to improve the lives of underrepresented

Support urban education and help young people thrive by building awareness of opportunities and preparing them for success in the corporate world

Supplier Diversity

Support minority- and women-owned suppliers to enable success of diversity owned businesses.

Expand pipeline and advance opportunities for diverse businesses

  • Build mentoring strategies to drive diverse business success

Build portfolios with every function and BU Supplier Diversity Advocacy

  • Drive supplier diversity accountability and advocacy throughout organization
  • Institute learning curriculum
  • Communicate diverse supplier stories

Supplier Diversity Program

  • Increase direct spend (US program)
  • Achieve complete representation across all spend categories
  • Engage with strategic suppliers to mirror DE&I goals
  • Global expansion for women-owned businesses


Promote dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion to advance the culture change needed to achieve our purpose.

Establish a communications strategy for DE&I to build awareness and comfort discussing issues of DE&I

Colgate-Palmolive becomes an ally for change as a thought leader on issues of DE&I, leveraging social media.

Encourage corporate accountability with transparent communication of our DE&I strategy and metrics.

Ensure our brands communicate with our underserved consumers in ways that are relevant by leveraging cultural insights

Please read the complete 2022 Diversity Report to fully understand our beliefs, strategy and actions

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