In March 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed the Colgate-Palmolive ‘Sustainability’ webpages on the company’s website for information on the company’s environmental policy and reporting.
The webpages contained at least two future quantified targets, including the following:
• Net zero deforestation by 2020
• 25% reduction in absolute GHG emissions (scope 1 & 2) by 2020, baseline of 2002
The company’s carbon target was set in collaboration with Science-Based Targets an independent research group helping company’s set targets in line with international agreements such as the Paris Agreement.
Impacts covered on the website included: paper and pulp, palm oil, tallow, soy, carbon emissions, energy use, refrigerants, water use, ecosystems, waste, sustainable buildings, transport, packaging, recycling. It was considered to demonstrate a reasonable understanding of its main impacts.
Key environmental reporting data on the Colgate-Palmolive ‘Sustainability’ webpages was independently verified by the Bureau Vistas North America, Inc.
The report was dated within the last two years.
Overall, Colgate-Palmolive received Ethical Consumer’s best rating for Environmental Reporting.
https://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en-us/core-values/sustainability (9 March 2020)