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Our Policy on Conflict Minerals

Colgate-Palmolive supports ending the violence and human rights violations by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries (together, the Covered Countries) that has been funded in part by proceeds from the mining of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite (coltan), wolframite and gold, including their derivatives, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TGs).

In line with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure requirements regarding 3TGs, we are committed to strengthening our due diligence capabilities and processes to identify the sources of 3TGs used in our products, with the goal of ensuring that the 3TGs that are necessary to the functionality or production of our products do not directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Covered Countries. We are committed to following a due diligence process to adhere in all substantive respects to the framework set forth in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (the OECD Framework).

Our suppliers are expected to supply 3TGs to Colgate that are sourced from mines outside the DRC and neighboring countries or from smelters and refiners that have been assessed as producing responsibly sourced materials through the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s Responsible Minerals Assurance Process. In addition, our suppliers are expected to establish their own due diligence procedures relating to 3TGs and provide written evidence of these procedures to Colgate upon request.

Suppliers and other external parties are encouraged to contact our Sustainable Sourcing Team at if they wish to seek further guidance or report concerns regarding 3TGs.