Report focuses on driving social impact, helping millions of homes and preserving the environment
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. ("Colgate India") today, released its first annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. Colgate India introduced their 2025 Sustainability and Social Impact Strategy that guides their approach on ESG through three focused and well-defined pillars of S-MIL-E: Driving Social Impact, Helping Millions of Homes and Preserving our Environment.
These key ambitions are supported by actionable targets, which are designed to manage both risks and opportunities for business and to bring brand purpose to life.
Commenting on the ESG report, Mukul Deoras, Chairman, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited said, "Colgate India's ESG report provides us with an opportunity to share the progress we have achieved in this continued journey and communicate our ambitions and actions to our key stakeholders. It is inspiring to see people making conscious and responsible choices for the environment and the society at large. We are proud that our Colgate brand is in more homes than any other, which is why we believe it's our responsibility to help the people who buy and use our products to live healthier, more sustainable lives."
Colgate mapped out measurable steps towards its 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy, comprising 10 focused actions and accordingly multiple measurable targets for building a more sustainable future.
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Key milestones include:
Driving Social Impact
Helping Millions of Homes
Preserving Our Environment
Colgate was honored as the first company in India to have received TRUE® Zero Waste Platinum certification in 2019, for all its four manufacturing (100%) sites, from GBCI. The Sanand & Sri City manufacturing sites are LEED® Gold certified as well.
Colgate has continued to lead the oral care category in India for decades, thereby, taking care of healthy smiles all along. As part of its commitment to advance communities' health and well-being, the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures' oral health education initiative has reached more than 170 Mn+ Children and their families since its inception.
About Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited:
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited is the market leader in Oral Care in the country, which seeks to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and maximize shareholder returns and to provide its people with an innovative and inclusive work environment. The organization has adopted sustainability, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social responsibility strategies that help make people's lives healthier and more enjoyable. The company manufactures and markets toothpastes, toothpowder, toothbrushes, oil pulling products and mouthwashes under the 'Colgate' brand, and a specialized range of personal care products under the 'Palmolive' brand. It is a caring, innovative growth company, reimagining a healthier future for all people and our planet. Colgate has been ranked as India's #1 Most Trusted Oral Care Brand for the ninth consecutive year, from 2011 to 2019, by The Economic Times - Brand Equity - Most Trusted Brands Survey, conducted by Nielsen. Colgate has also been ranked as the Most Trusted Oral Hygiene Brand by TRA's Brand Trust India Study Report for the ninth consecutive year, from 2011 to 2019. For more information about Colgate's business and products, visit: www.colgatepalmolive.co.in