Colgate-Palmolive Earns Top Scores in 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices & Outlines 2025 Sustainability Goals
Company Sets Ambitious Targets for Reducing
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Colgate’s 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy focuses on three ambitions: promoting well-being and inclusivity; helping people develop healthy habits; and preserving and improving the environment. They are supported by actionable targets that uphold Colgate’s continued commitment to building environmental and social consciousness into every decision, which earned the Company recognition on the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the fourth consecutive year. Colgate also was named the top performing Household Products company by the DJSI for the second year in a row and achieved “Industry Best” scores in the Environmental and Social categories.
“Because our Colgate brand is in more homes than any other, we can – and will – create a healthier, more sustainable future for all,” said
Among the company’s social and environmental sustainability actions, key targets are:
- Eliminate one third of new plastics as part of the transition to 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable plastic packaging by 2025
- Earn 100% TRUE Zero Waste certification for global operations and build 100% of new manufacturing sites LEED certified by 2025
- Source 100% renewable electricity for global operations by 2030
- Achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions in global operations by 2040
- Promote water conservation awareness to 100% of our global consumers by 2025
- Improve oral health for two billion children by 2025, to help create a zero-cavity future
- Help 15 million pets find homes through Hill’s Food, Shelter, Love program by 2025
Colgate people are already hard at work pursuing these goals. For example, to reach its plastic targets, the company launched its first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube on three continents and is sharing that technology to speed the industry’s sustainability transformation. With the company’s global leadership in manual toothbrushes, Colgate aims to build on the successful global launches of its bamboo toothbrushes for adults and children with additional advancements to further reduce plastic in toothbrushes. Colgate also currently has 19 certified TRUE Zero Waste facilities across five continents – more than any other company in the world.
“With Colgate’s global reach, we know we have the responsibility and opportunity to make a difference to boost our ambitions as well as to measure and communicate our progress with more frequency and transparency. This strategy reflects our role as a global consumer products company and is informed by all of our stakeholders, both internal and external,” added
This announcement comes during a period of purpose-driven commitments that Colgate has advanced in sustainability and social responsibility. In 2020, Colgate has been helping to combat the spread of COVID-19 by producing, donating and distributing 25 million specially-made bars of soap as well as donating more than
In addition, Colgate has earned numerous awards for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Most recently, the Company was named to the prestigious Fortune’s 2020 Change The World List. Moreover, in the past year alone, Colgate received its 10th consecutive ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award, a
To learn more about Colgate’s commitment to sustainability, visit: https://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en-us/core-values/sustainability or https://www.linkedin.com/company/colgate-palmolive/.
Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements:
This press release, including our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy, contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or by the