Colgate-Palmolive Proudly Highlights Ongoing Progress Toward "Giving the World Reasons to Smile" in 2015 Sustainability Report
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Colgate-Palmolive Proudly Highlights Ongoing Progress Toward "Giving the World Reasons to Smile" in 2015 Sustainability Report (Photo: Business Wire)
Highlights from the 2015 report include:
Colgate's flagship oral health education program,
Colgate BrightSmiles, Bright Futures® celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. The program has reached over 850 million children in more than 80 countries since 1991.
Hill's Pet Nutrition donated pet food worth a retail value of over
$3.2 millionto pet shelters in the United Statesin 2015, helping more than eight million dogs and cats find a home since the start of this program.
- Colgate improved the sustainability profile in 85 percent of new products in 2015 (based on representative products evaluated against comparable Colgate products).
Colgate exceeded our 2015 energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals,
with a 21.7 percent reduction in energy intensity and a 26.2 percent
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity in 2015 vs. 2005.
Colgate was also named a
U.S.EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the sixth year in a row, with recognition for Sustained Excellence, as well as named to the U.S.EPA's Green Power Partnership National Top 100 List.
- Colgate reduced water use intensity by over 33 percent since 2005 and continues progress in all areas of Colgate's Water Stewardship Strategy, including engaging consumers in over 60 countries on World Water Day 2016.
Colgate continues progress on the commitments detailed in the
on No Deforestation. Seventy-seven percent of Colgate's palm oil
and palm kernel oil purchases are of physical certified sustainable
oils, with the balance covered by GreenPalm certificates. Colgate is
also partnering with
The Forest Trustto map our palm oil supply chain, engage suppliers and drive transformation.
"Through the efforts of Colgate people everywhere, we have improved the
health and well-being of our communities, made our products more
sustainable and helped to conserve the planet's vital resources," said
To access the full report, please visit Colgate's Sustainability website, at ColgatePalmolive.com/Sustainability
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