Colgate-Palmolive has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
(DJSI) for the second consecutive year in recognition of the company’s
demonstrated commitment to sustainability goals and ethical behavior, as
well as the value it has generated for shareholders.
The DJSI evaluates 3,400 companies each year and ranks companies on
measures of economic, environmental, and social performance.
Colgate-Palmolive is the only U.S. company from the Household Products
Industry to be included in both Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and
the DJSI North America Index.
“Colgate-Palmolive’s inclusion in the prestigious DJSI for yet another
year affirms our dedication to promoting strong communities and a
healthy planet,” said Justin Skala, Executive Vice President, Chief
Growth and Strategy Officer. “Our commitment to global values, ethical
behavior, and setting and achieving ambitious sustainability goals are
deeply embedded in all we do, including how we generate shareholder
value. From our commitment to ethical behavior in how we operate our
business, to our water conservation efforts and promotion of oral health
education, the entire Colgate-Palmolive team is involved in our efforts
toward Building a Future to Smile About. We are grateful to all of our
employees for their many contributions to these efforts.”
Colgate-Palmolive has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in
a number of key areas.
Colgate-Palmolive’s sustainability efforts are exemplified by its
leadership in water conservation through its Save Water and
#EveryDropCounts campaigns, which have already reached nearly three
billion people in more than 70 countries. It is a sponsor of the
upcoming 2018 Climate Week NYC, a summit of business and policy leaders
focused on advancing climate action, and will present on the important
role of water conservation in inhibiting climate change.
Further, Colgate-Palmolive has taken steps to ensure that its own
practices and operations are sustainable. In April 2017, the company
committed to Walmart’s Project Gigaton to reduce its carbon emissions.
Human Health and Well-Being
In communities around the world, Colgate strives to bring healthy smiles
to children in need by providing free dental screenings and oral health
education through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® program. Since its
inception, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® has reached more than 900
million children and their families across 80 countries.
The company believes a sustainable business must be diverse and
inclusive. Its efforts to cultivate a diverse culture have been
recognized by numerous organizations and publications, including:
The Human Rights Campaign in its 2018 Corporate Equality Index, which
gave the company a perfect score
2017 LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award
One of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies for 2018 and 2017
One of Black EOE Journal’s Top 50 Employers for African Americans
One of the top 7 most diverse and inclusive companies in the U.S. in
Thomson Reuters Diversity & Inclusion Index
2017 Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for
Colgate-Palmolive’s core values and strategies for continuing its
sustainability success are outlined in its Corporate Social
Responsibility and Sustainability Report: Building a Future to Smile
About. To learn more, click here
to access the company’s latest sustainability report.
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around
the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate,
Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring,
Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion,
Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's
Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance. For more information about
Colgate's global business, visit the Company's web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate’s Sustainability Strategy, visit http://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en-us/core-values/sustainability.
To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health
education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
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