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Procurement Policies

Third Party Code of Conduct

The Third Party Code of Conduct conveys Colgate-Palmolive’s expectations regarding the ethical conduct we expect from our suppliers, distributors, agents, customers, research partners, and all other third parties with whom we work. Third Party Code of Conduct

Policy on No Deforestation

As a socially responsible company Colgate-Palmolive is committed to addressing deforestation. This deforestation policy, based on our core values, is an integral part of the Company’s strategy to combat climate change and biodiversity loss. Policy on No Deforestation

Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing of Palm Oil

At Colgate-Palmolive we support a vision for a future without deforestation. We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation (see above) covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef & beef tallow and pulp and paper. This is a commodity-specific policy that addresses palm oil. Palm Oil Policy

Responsible Soy Procurement Policy

As part of Colgate-Palmolive’s strategy to combat climate change and biodiversity loss, we are committed to an environmentally and socially responsible global soy supply chain. Colgate recognizes that soybean is one of the key commodities responsible for the majority of deforestation globally, and is a signatory to the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support.1 To guide implementation of Colgate’s overarching No Deforestation Policy within the soy supply chain, this commodity-specific policy outlines our commitment and vision for responsible sourcing of soy-based materials. Soy Procurement Policy

Respecting Human Rights and Labor Rights: Modern Slavery Statement

Colgate-Palmolive is required under the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 to disclose efforts that we have taken to eliminate human trafficking and slavery from our supply chains. The purpose of this law is to make more information available so that consumers are better enabled to make informed decisions about the products they purchase and the companies they choose to support. Respecting Human Rights and Labor Rights: Modern Slavery Statement

Policy on Conflict Minerals

Colgate-Palmolive supports ending the violence and human rights violations by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries that has been funded in part by proceeds from the mining of cassiterite, columbite-tantalite , wolframite and gold, including their derivatives, tin, tantalum and tungsten. Policy on Conflict Minerals

FCPA and Anti-Bribery Policy

Colgate-Palmolive's commitment to dealing legally and ethically applies worldwide. We comply with all applicable anti-bribery laws, including but not limited to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), everywhere we do business, and we expect the same of the third parties with whom we work. Anti-Bribery Policy

Colgate-Palmolive Policies

Colgate-Palmolive Code of Conduct

At Colgate-Palmolive, our reputation for high ethical standards remains among our greatest business assets. We articulate our principles and values in the Colgate-Palmolive Code of Conduct. Download the complete Code of Conduct.

Business Practices Guidelines

Our Business Practices Guidelines illustrate how the values and principles outlined in the Colgate-Palmolive Code of Conduct apply to particular business situations. Read more about our Business Practices Guidelines.

Living our Values for Sustainability

Colgate-Palmolive's success is founded on the company's core values of Caring, Continuous Improvement and Global Teamwork which are critical to our focus on sustainability. Learn about our commitment to sustainable development.