Sustainability At Colgate

We are pleased to report excellent progress in 2021 on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy. Our Continued commitment to building environmental and social consciousness into every decision earned us recognition in 2021 on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the fifth consecutive year and Gold Class distinction in the Household Products industry in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook published by S&P Global. We were also named a U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the 11th consecutive year and received the Sustained Excellence Award for our continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.


Colgate’s 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy

With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create a positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy, based on our three Key Ambitions: Driving Social Impact, Helping Millions of Homes and Preserving Our Environment.

Preserving our E nvironment Driving S ocial Impact Helping MIL lions of Homes

Driving Social Impact

Driving Social Impact

WE Inspire Our People to Make a Difference

We motivate and enable our people to reach their full potential and perform at their best every day by valuing people for their contributions and sharing in the success we create together.

WE Create a More Inclusive World

We will ensure all Colgate 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.

WE Help Children, Their Families and Communities Thrive

We advance the health and well-being of children, their families and communities by investing in innovations that empower them for healthy and bright futures.

Helping Millions of Homes

Helping Millions of Homes

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:

We will help people build more sustainable habits by offering better products, information choices and education. Our target is to provide 100% ingredient transparency, promote water conservation awareness with messaging to 100% of our global consumers and guide consumers on recycling for 100% of our products in all markets.

Foster Lifelong Relationships Between Pets and 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.

Preserving Our Environment

Preserving Our Environment

Eliminate Plastic Waste

We will design and deliver zero plastic waste solutions for Colgate-Palmolive products. We aim to eliminate the use of new plastic by one third versus our 2019 baseline and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025.

Accelerate Action on Climate Change

We have targeted Net Zero carbon emissions across our growing business, including our own operations, suppliers and consumers. Our goal is to achieve Net Zero carbon by 2040 and 100% renewable electricity for our global operations by 2030.

Lead with Zero Waste Facilities

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

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 across all sites by 2030.

Drive Sustainable Sourcing

We will engage all of 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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As a company that strives to be the best truly global consumer products company, we are committed to doing business with integrity and respect for all people and for the world around us. Our long-term sustainability strategy is focused on three areas: People, Performance, and Planet.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan - requirement by NSW EPA

Colgate Australia is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant:

APC Action Plan (2013-2014)

APC Annual Report (2013)