Colgate-Palmolive Company Earns 10th Consecutive ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award
Guided by the Company’s overarching sustainability goals, the Global Energy Reduction Team leads the technical implementation of Colgate’s energy strategy within its manufacturing sites across the world. In the past year, the team has also achieved measurable changes in several ways, including:
Burlington, New Jersey, implementing solar panels at the manufacturing plant as part of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for Zero Energy & Carbon. These panels are responsible for 33% of the plant’s energy and electricity needs.
China, replacing over one hundred high-energy motors with low-energy motors on manufacturing equipment.
Mexico, substituting general service pumps with high-efficiency pumps.
Colgate’s factories also participate in “Energy Treasure Hunts,” three-day events that encourage participants to uncover causes of energy waste and find opportunities for improvement. Since implementing the program in 2012, Colgate has completed 34 Energy Treasure Hunts and identified 1,962 energy reduction solutions with an estimated energy savings of 349,754 MWh and 121,824 MT of CO2.
“Energy management and the use of renewable energy sources are two of the building blocks of Colgate’s greater sustainability strategy,” said
Colgate continues to make a concerted effort to mitigate the negative impact of climate change by relying on energy efficiency, supporting the development of low-carbon renewable energy supply, and reducing emissions throughout its value chain. In the last year, Colgate has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices as the top performing company in the Household Products category, received a
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