Submitted by Colgate-Palmolive Company
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized Colgate-Palmolive with the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. This award highlights Colgate’s continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency.
“At Colgate, we’re committed to our partnership with the EPA and its ENERGY STAR program and are proud to receive the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award,” said Mike Corbo, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Colgate-Palmolive. “We remain dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in our manufacturing and supply chain practices, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.”
Colgate’s commitment to energy efficiency is an important part of the Company’s global sustainability efforts. Since the establishment of the Colgate Global Energy Reduction Team in 2003, Colgate has developed an effective energy management structure based on ENERGY STAR guidelines, conserving in our facilities and reducing the energy required to manufacture our products by about 26%.
“Innovative strategies in energy management are some of the most cost-effective ways to improve the bottom line in the places we live and work, said Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator. “Colgate’s leadership in energy management supports the well-being of American families while also helping to fight climate change.”
The 2014 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency. These winners, selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program, have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches.
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 www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate's global oral health education program, please visit www.colgatebsbf.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money, and help protect the environment for future generations. 16,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, and buildings. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).
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 www.colgatepalmolive.com.
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