Colgate-Palmolive Company
05/23/18
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Colgate-Palmolive Commits to Recyclability of Plastics in All Packaging

Goal Announced in Company's 2017 Sustainability Report

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As part of its commitment to protect our environment, Colgate-Palmolive has committed to 100 percent recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025. The company has already made significant progress in advancing its 2020 packaging sustainability goals, and currently 98 percent of its packaging is PVC-free.

Colgate's 2017 Sustainability Report, titled "Building a Future to Smile About," details the new recyclability goal and Colgate's long-standing commitments, ongoing progress and latest achievements in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In addition to our new commitment on recyclability of plastics, Colgate is proud to highlight the following aspects of the report:

Collectively, these efforts have contributed to Colgate achieving strong results and earning recognition as a U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence for the 7th consecutive year, being named to both the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices, and earning placement on the CDP Climate A List and CDP Water A List, making Colgate-Palmolive the highest ranked U.S. based company in our industry.

Ian Cook, Colgate's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "With the help of Colgate People and our suppliers and partners, we are making good progress against our 2020 goals. But our sustainability journey is on-going and as we achieve some of our goals, we are assessing new areas for focus and new targets to strive for so that we can continue building a future to smile about."

To access the full report, please visit Colgate's Sustainability website, at ColgatePalmolive.com/Sustainability.

About Colgate-Palmolive: 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, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, 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 website at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate's global oral health education program, Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com. CL-C

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