Colgate-Palmolive India outlines goals ‘To Reimage A Healthier Future’ in the Environment, Social and Governance report

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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.

Advancing Sustainability

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:

  • Help Children, Young people and Communities Thrive: Colgate empowered  10,000+ women from underserved communities in India with Digital & Financial Literacy in FY 2021-22. Also 44,600+ people, mainly women, – benefited from the water programs for communities, i.e., water accessibility, replenishment, augmentation, rainwater harvesting and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in water stressed regions.
  • Design Sustainable Products: Colgate pioneered recyclable toothpaste tubes in Asia with an open-to-share technology for a circular economy. They  also launched the first-ever recycled toothbrush named RecyClean and recently introduced the Colgate Keep toothbrush which has a metal handle and uses 80% less plastic. They also use 90% recyclable cartons for toothpastes and toothbrushes.                      
  • Eliminate Plastic Waste: Colgate India continues to achieve 100% of plastic waste collection under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) every year. 26.55% of Colgate India’s plastic packaging consists of recyclable material, while 16.9% consists of recycled content. The packaging material comprises  paper, out of which 99% is recycled and/or certified materials. 

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