NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Every day, Colgate-Palmolive employees everywhere help bring the
Company's sustainability strategy to life by delivering innovative
products that meet consumers' needs, making a difference in the
community, and reducing our environmental impact. To highlight these
ongoing efforts, Colgate recently released the Company's annual "Giving
the World Reasons to Smile" Sustainability Report. The comprehensive
report details Colgate's long-standing commitments, ongoing progress and
latest achievements in sustainability and social responsibility.
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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 Bright
Smiles, 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 million to pet shelters in the United States in 2015, helping
more than eight million dogs and cats find a home since the start of
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
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 Trust to 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
Ian Cook, Colgate's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"All of us at Colgate are excited to continue to help make a difference
for our communities and the planet as we move forward on our
sustainability journey through 2020 and beyond."
To access the full report, please visit Colgate's Sustainability
website, at ColgatePalmolive.com/Sustainability
About Colgate-Palmolive Company
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 www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health
education program, please visit www.colgatebsbf.com.
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