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Our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy

SMILE: We are reimagining the future for all people, their pets, and our planet.

With a brand that is in more homes than any other, Colgate is presented with tremendous opportunities and new challenges in the area of sustainability and social impact. We began 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 three Key Ambitions, and several new important Actions & Targets. Here are some highlights, and we will share more soon.

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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.

driving social impact sustainability

helping millions homes sustainability

preserving our environment sustainability

Encourage Holistic Well-being

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.

Strengthen Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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. 

Help Young People in Our Communities Thrive

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.

Design Sustainable Products

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. 

Build Sustainable Habits for Life

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.

Foster Lifelong Relationships Between Pets & People

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.

Eliminate Plastic Waste

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. 

Accelerate Action on Climate Change

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.  

Lead with Zero Waste Facilities

Lead with Zero Waste Facilities

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

Conserve Water

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. 

Drive Sustainable Sourcing

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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