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Colgate-Palmolive Named to 2013-2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the 2013 CDP Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

Colgate-Palmolive Named to 2013-2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the 2013 CDP Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

Published 10-01-13

Submitted by Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive has been named to the 2013-2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices, as well as CDP’s (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for both the Global 500 and S&P 500 rankings.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) apply a “best-in-class” approach as a means to evaluate companies across all industries that continually intensify their sustainability initiatives and outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. The Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) highlights those companies that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change. The CDLI features companies that scored within the top ten percent for the quality of the data disclosed.

Colgate’s inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the fifth consecutive year, and this year’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index demonstrates the Company’s focus on long-term sustainability across all aspects of the business, from financial performance and human resources to environmental impact. Colgate remains committed to its global sustainability strategy and three major sustainability pillars – People, Performance and Planet – with focused, measurable goals in each area.

Colgate recognizes the responsibility businesses have concerning the global issue of climate change and is dedicated to continuously improving greenhouse gas governance and performance around this challenge. The Company’s 2015 goal is to reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions per unit of production associated with the manufacture and distribution of our products by 20 percent. Colgate is on track for this reduction, with a 15 percent reduction in energy and a 14 percent reduction in carbon emissions per unit of production in 2012 vs. 2005.

For more information on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, please visit For more information on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index, please visit To learn more about sustainability at Colgate, please visit

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-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's website at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate's global oral health education program, please visit

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Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, the Company sells its products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands, such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA Skin, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. The Company is recognized for its leadership and innovation in promoting environmental sustainability and community well-being, including its achievements in saving water, reducing waste, promoting recyclability and improving children’s oral health through its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which has reached more than one billion children since 1991. For more information about Colgate’s global business and how the Company is building a future to smile about, visit

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