Driving Social Impact
We are committed to ensuring the well-being of those we serve, building a culture of inclusivity and creating meaningful opportunities for all people to succeed inside and outside of Colgate. Holistic well-being is an organizational priority. This is a key component of our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy and an expression of living our Company’s purpose as a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet.
An important element of our strategy is to provide an innovative, equitable and inclusive environment that attracts the very best employees and enables them to maximize their potential. Our learning strategy has four primary components: fostering a continuous learning environment, upskilling our team, focusing on digital tools and approaches and using data rigorously to measure results.
Employee Health and Wellness
The well-being of our approximately 33,800 employees requires a supportive culture and a suite of meaningful programs and services that addresses the diverse needs of Colgate People, while creating individual solutions to unique situations. Our perception of well-being also goes beyond physical health. It is a core component of our workforce strategy and is seen as a key influence in attaining business goals. For our people to bring their best selves to work each day, we must meet their needs across multiple, interdependent dimensions of well-being.
Environment, Health and Safety
Colgate’s value of Caring is aligned with our Environment, Health and Safety Guiding Principles to ensure that we protect the health and safety of all our employees and any individuals who access our sites, minimize our impact on the environment, strive to consider sustainable product solutions and minimize global impacts in all operations.
Creating a Culture that Values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Embracing diverse voices everywhere, advocating for equity and fostering an inclusive work environment are not just things we do; they reflect who we are, what we value and how we think. They guide our work and our interactions with each other every day. This helps us run our business better and serve our communities by forming relationships built on trust, respect and communication.
A Bright Future to Smile About
Taking actions to support, elevate and improve the communities we serve is essential to fulfilling our purpose of reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. In 2021, we celebrated 30 years of Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF), our flagship corporate social responsibility initiative. This program educates young people on the relationship and importance of oral health and well-being and provides access to dental care and the products and tools to implement healthy habits. Another important element of our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy is our engagement and collaboration with external partners, which complement our strong internal capabilities. These strategic partnerships are important to us to help us achieve our ambition to improve children’s dental hygiene.
Community Engagement and Giving
Taking actions to support, elevate and improve the communities we serve is essential to fulfilling our purpose of reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. We provide financial and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations around the world, and our people contribute their time and talent through Colgate-sponsored volunteer activities.