• Sustainability

    Building a Future to Smile About.

    2018 At A Glance

    Colgate People around the world are coming together to align behind, and to make progress towards, Colgate’s sustainability commitments. Below are some highlights and accomplishments of our progress over the past year.

    • People

      Reached over

      1 billion

      children with oral health education since 1991 through our Bright Smiles Bright Futures program

      Colgate People achieved

      26 million

      Healthy Activity Minutes

      56 million

      people reached with handwashing education in 2018

      10 million

      pet adoptions since 2002 through our Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love? program

      Supplier Responsible Sourcing Assessments program in 2018 assessed more than

      80%

      of our “at risk” spend

      Nearly

      50%

      of 2018 promotions at Colgate were women

    • Performance

      Save Water conservation campaign activated globally and reached more than

      4 billion

      people(1)

      Through our partnership withTerraCycle, more than 48,000 locations engaged in recycling, helping us divert nearly

      9 million

      pieces of oral care waste from landfills

      Improved the sustainability profile of over

      96%

      of new products and product updates(2)

      Approximately

      43%

      of our packaging materials by weight are from recycled sources

      Approximately

      83%

      of our packaging is recyclable

      54%

      of scientists at Colgate are women

    • Planet

      450 thousand

      people reached with water and sanitation and/or health and hygiene education since 2013

      46%

      reduction in water use per ton of product manufactured versus 2002(3)

      41%

      reduction in waste sent to landfill per ton of product manufactured versus 2010(3)

      30%

      reduction in greenhouse gas emissions versus 2002

      31%

      reduction in energy intensity versus 2002(3)

      70%

      of palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm oil derivatives purchases are certified

      To date,

      11

      Colgate manufacturing  facilities have achieved GBCI TRUE Zero Waste certification

    1 Estimated through delivered impressions on earned and social media, television and online video.

    2 The performance results are based on representative products from the product portfolio evaluated against comparable Colgate products across three impact areas to characterize likely improvement in the sustainability profile, based on review of quantitative and qualitative data.

    3 Subject to final verification by third-party auditor.

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