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  • Overall approach
    7/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero-deforestation
      4/6
      Commodities (if applicable): 0
      "We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef and pulp and paper."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; Soy Moratorium; Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support; UN Global Compact
      "Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) in pledging to mobilise resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020. As stated in the CGF resolution: "Together we will develop specific, time bound and cost effective action plans for the different challenges in sourcing commodities like palm oil, soya, beef, paper and board in a sustainable fashion. We will also work with other stakeholders - NGOs, Development Banks, Governments etc. - to create funding mechanisms and other practical schemes that will incentivize and assist forested countries to conserve their natural assets and enable them to achieve the goal of zero net deforestation, whilst at the same time meeting their goals for economic development."""Colgate supports efforts such as the Soy Moratorium that help minimise deforestation from soy expansion and increase transparency in the soy sector" "Colgate committed to support the Cerrado Manifesto objectives to prevent deforestation of the Cerrado, an environmentally important region in Brazil""Colgate is [...] a member of the Tropical Forest Alliance"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "It is estimated that over the past 50 years, over half of the world’s forests have been lost. This has led not just to biodiversity loss and social instability, but also furthered climate change. Deforestation of High Conservation Value and High Carbon Stock forests such as tropical rainforests and peatlands has been especially devastating to endangered animal species, and has led to significant release of carbon emissions."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "Consumer product companies that use forest-risk commodities such as Pulp and Paper, Palm Oil, Tallow and Soy are exposed to reputational risks if they are not managed properly. Forest-risk commodities are linked to climate change through historical change in land use/deforestation of tropical forests. Colgate issued a No Deforestation Policy in March 2014."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    48/84
    • Palm oil
      61/84
      • Commitment Strength
        25/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Colgate-Palmolive is committed to sourcing responsible palm oil, palm kernel oil (PKO) and palm oil derivatives that do not contribute to deforestation.By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will source palm oil, PKO and their derivatives that are responsibly and sustainably produced and from sources that can be traced from plantation to product.""As we strive for zero deforestation in our operations and activities, we will partner with stakeholders and our suppliers to build a transparent global supply chain that meets the following criteria:No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forestNo deforestation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas" "As an interim measure, Colgate-Palmolive will strive to procure only palm oil, PKO and palm oil derivatives certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or equivalent standard."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This policy applies to the sources of all Colgate-Palmolive's operations, subsidiaries and joint ventures.Our suppliers will be expected to apply this policy across all operations including landholdings, joint ventures and third-party suppliers."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Colgate-Palmolive is committed to sourcing responsible palm oil, palm kernel oil (PKO) and palm oil derivatives that do not contribute to deforestation.By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will source palm oil, PKO and their derivatives that are responsibly and sustainably produced and from sources that can be traced from plantation to product.""As a start on this journey, Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) in pledging to mobilize resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020""As an interim measure, Colgate-Palmolive will strive to procure only palm oil, PKO and palm oil derivatives certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or equivalent standard."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Colgate-Palmolive is committed to sourcing responsible palm oil, palm kernel oil (PKO) and palm oil derivatives that do not contribute to deforestation.By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will source palm oil, PKO and their derivatives that are responsibly and sustainably produced and from sources that can be traced from plantation to product.""As a start on this journey, Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) in pledging to mobilize resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020""As an interim measure, Colgate-Palmolive will strive to procure only palm oil, PKO and palm oil derivatives certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or equivalent standard."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          7/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Colgate-Palmolive is committed to sourcing responsible palm oil, palm kernel oil (PKO) and palm oil derivatives that do not contribute to deforestation. By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will source palm oil, PKO and their derivatives that are responsibly and sustainably produced and from sources that can be traced from plantation to product.""Requirements - As we strive for zero deforestation in our operations and activities, we will partner with stakeholders and our suppliers to build a transparent global supply chain that meets the following criteria:No deforestation of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest, No deforestation of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas, No new development on peat lands, regardless of depth
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This policy applies to the sources of all Colgate-Palmolive's operations, subsidiaries and joint ventures.Our suppliers will be expected to apply this policy across all operations including landholdings, joint ventures and third-party suppliers."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will source palm oil, PKO and their derivatives that are responsibly and sustainably produced and from sources that can be traced from plantation to product." "As a start on this journey, Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) in pledging to mobilize resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020." "Colgate-Palmolive will strive to procure only palm oil, PKO and palm oil derivatives certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or equivalent standard."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will source palm oil, PKO and their derivatives that are responsibly and sustainably produced and from sources that can be traced from plantation to product." "As a start on this journey, Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) in pledging to mobilize resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020." "Colgate-Palmolive will strive to procure only palm oil, PKO and palm oil derivatives certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) or equivalent standard."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Colgate-Palmolive commit to "achieve full traceability of our palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm oil derivatives supply chains back to the first refineries, mills and to the plantation by year-end 2020".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Colgate-Palmolive commit to "achieve full traceability of our palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm oil derivatives supply chains back to the first refineries, mills and to the plantation by year-end 2020".
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Colgate-Palmolive commit to "achieve full traceability of our palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm oil derivatives supply chains back to the first refineries, mills and to the plantation by year-end 2020".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Guided by the UN Declaration on Human Rights, under a policy of no exploitation, Colgate-Palmolive requires its suppliers at all tiers to commit to: no child or forced/bonded labor; no unethical recruitment practices; and no discrimination or harassment in its supply chain [...] Freedom of association and right to collective bargaining will also be guaranteed. Colgate supports the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Industry Resolution on Forced Labor and the Priority Industry Principles in which every worker should have freedom of movement, no worker should pay for a job and no worker should be indebted or coerced to work."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          "Colgate-Palmolive commits to work with our suppliers to ensure that this policy is implemented in such a way that supports the inclusion of smallholders in our supply chains.[…] Colgate has prioritized engagement on deforestation and smallholder challenges in Indonesia,and has also engaged in Malaysia and Latin America."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Colgate-Palmolive commit their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          "Our EPI program is focused on the development of suppliers’ own policies and commitments, transparency and traceability status, grievance process, social and environmental transformation, and verification activities. The approach measures the supplier’s performance on achieving goals related to No Deforestation and No Exploitation, and identifies gaps. We then work with suppliers to close the gaps identified through time-bound action plans. Colgate will continue to engage our suppliers to ensure we make adequate progress toward full policy implementation. Earthworm Foundation will also continue to support Colgate’s development with strategies to meet our palm oil sourcing requirements."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: na

          What percentage/number of new interests/developments/expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: na
          "Colgate-Palmolive suppliers will respect the legal or customary land-tenure and use rights of indigenous and local communities, as well as their rights to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent for operations affecting their land or resources."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Colgate-Palmolive reported their certified palm oil volume as 95,745 tonnes and the non-certified palm oil volume as 42,745 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Colgate's has sourced 100% certified palm oil and palm kernel oil since 2014. Achieved 100% "Palm Suppliers with No Deforestation Policy" for the first time in 2019. Palm oil derivatives are only 33% certified. Therefore, the company's overall percentage certification for palm oil and its derivatives is currently 62%.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 98% traceable to mill

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Colgate-Palmolive state that in 2019, 100% of palm oil was traceable to the mill, 96% of palm kernel oil was traceable to the mill, and that 55% of palm oil was traceable to the plantation, as was 53% of palm kernel oil.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification scheme - RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 69%
            Colgate-Palmolive reported their certified palm oil volume as 95,745 tonnes and the non-certified palm oil volume as 42,745 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Colgate's has sourced 100% certified palm oil and palm kernel oil since 2014. Achieved 100% "Palm Suppliers with No Deforestation Policy" for the first time in 2019. Palm oil derivatives are only 33% certified. Therefore, the company's overall percentage certification for palm oil and its derivatives is currently 62%.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2015
          "We require all palm oil suppliers to source oil from origins that do not come from areas cleared after December 31, 2015."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Earthworm’s collaborative Prioritized Landscapes initiative

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In Malaysia, Colgate is supporting Earthworm’s collaborative Prioritized Landscapes initiative. Colgate is contributing to the development of landscape driven initiatives in Malaysia by supporting spatial diagnostics and multi-stakeholder engagement. The foundation built by these activities will facilitate evidence-based, multi-stakeholder transformation interventions in the future. "
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: N/A
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: An ethics line, a web tool and an email address. Through the SRSA program (triggering audits)
          The Colgate Ethics Line provides a means for employees and external parties to ask questions obtain guidance or report any suspected violations of the Code of Conduct.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 42,745 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 95,745 tonnes
          Colgate-Palmolive reported their certified palm oil volume as 95,745 tonnes and the non-certified palm oil volume as 42,745 tonnes in the 2018 RSPO ACOP.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: Sabah, Sarawek, East Kalimantan, etc.

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes - processing facilities

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0%

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Ecuador

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 100%
          Colgate-Palmolive publish a list of their suppliers, from the First Refiners to the Mill itself.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Ongoing
          Colgate currently uses RSPO certification as an "interim measure" to verify compliance. "We recognize that our policy sets requirements above the RSPO Principles and Criteria and will use various independent verification systems to determine if suppliers are progressing towards full conformance with our policy. We will give preference to suppliers whose palm oil, PKO and palm oil derivatives have been verified by an independent third party against a standard that meets the expectation in our policy." "Colgate implements structured engagement with direct suppliers through Earthworm Foundation’s Engagement for Policy Implementation (EPI) tool. EPI is a supplier engagement tool which promotes a better understanding of direct suppliers’ challenges, progress, and opportunities for improvement in implementation of responsible sourcing policies for palm. Through EPI, Colgate gathers information about supplier implementation activities and compliance Colgate’s policy, and measures supplier progress over time. Our EPI program is focused on the development of suppliers’ own policies and commitments, transparency and traceability status, grievance process, social and environmental transformation, and verification activities. The approach measures the supplier’s performance on achieving goals related to No Deforestation and No Exploitation, and identifies gaps. We then work with suppliers to close the gaps identified through time-bound action plans." "To monitor on the ground activities; In 2018, Colgate Initiated use of WRI-GFW satellite monitoring system to identify and manage potential deforestation alerts within our supplier’s palm oil supply network. To further enhance our current risk management program for palm oil suppliers Colgate also conducted a pilot using Starling-Earthworm Foundation satellite monitoring system through 2019. Building on our learnings from 2018 and 2019, Colgate will be looking to expand coverage of satellite monitoring across all of our high-risk landscapes."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Help prepare for audits
          "Suppliers of palm oil, PKO and palm oil derivatives are expected to meet the requirements of this policy. Suppliers are evaluated against our policy expectations. If a supplier is not able to meet the expectations outlined in our policy, we will work with them to develop an action plan with time-bound commitments."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      47/84
      • Commitment Strength
        23/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "At Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) we support a vision for a future without deforestation. This commitment is grounded in our core values of caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement. We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef and pulp and paper. This is a commodity-specific policy that addresses pulp and paper based materials.[…] "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "This policy applies to our pulp and paper based materials sourced by all Colgate-Palmolive's operations, subsidiaries and joint ventures:Paper based cartonsCorrugated for shippingPaper based labelsCorrugated materials used to create displaysDryer sheet products and cleaning wipes"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "By 2020 Colgate-Palmolive will only source paper and packaging from recycled and responsible sources that do not contribute to deforestation and do respect human rights."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to Processing Facility - no compliance check
            2/4
            "As the next step on our journey toward responsible and sustainable sourcing of pulp and paper, we will strive to meet the following goals: Map pulp and paper supply chain to country of origin to identify controversial sources and drive actions towards policy conformance (ongoing)". So far, Colgate has "Requested information on traceability to the mill level from the suppliers that represent 80% of our spend - Phase 1 (2017)" and aims to "Launch second phase on traceability request, focusing on the suppliers that represent 20% of our spend (2019)".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "As the next step on our journey toward responsible and sustainable sourcing of pulp and paper, we will strive to meet the following goals: Map pulp and paper supply chain to country of origin to identify controversial sources and drive actions towards policy conformance (ongoing)". So far, Colgate has "Requested information on traceability to the mill level from the suppliers that represent 80% of our spend - Phase 1 (2017)" and aims to "Launch second phase on traceability request, focusing on the suppliers that represent 20% of our spend (2019)".
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
            Does not specify a target date for full implementation of policy. "In 2017 with the support of Rainforest Alliance we started to conduct a supply chain mapping and traceability back to the origin for the pulp and paper portfolio. We initially focused on the suppliers that represent 80% of our global spend. The second phase of theproject is to continue tracing the rest 20% of our total global spend."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            Aims to achieve full traceability for suppliers which represent 80% of its expenditure on pulp and paper by 2020. It has launched a second phase to achieve traceability for the remaining 20%, but does not specify a target date. "Start year: 2017. Start figure: 41-50%. Target year: 2020. Target: 81-90%."
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Suppliers are held to Colgate's Third Party Code of Conduct which states - "Colgate People are committed to the highest standards of integrity and full compliance with the Company’s Code of Conduct. It is our goal to ensure that our relationships with our suppliers and business partners reflect and support those same high ethical standards. Colgate’s Third Party Code of Conduct establishes the company’s expectations for suppliers and business partners in a number of critical areas, including labor practices and universal human rights, protecting the environment, health and safety, and ethical dealings. Sections of the Third Party Code are modeled on, or contain language from, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards of the International Labor Organization."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Colgate-Palmolive commit their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Not disclosed
          "Colgate-Palmolive suppliers will respect the legal or customary land-tenure and use rights of indigenous and local communities, as well as their rights to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent for operations affecting their land or resources."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            (Downstream only) How much of this is in protected areas, primary forests, intact forest landscapes, and/or peatlands?: 0%

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0%
            The progress and quantities of the commitments in their supply chain are reported within the Key Performance indicators (with percentages against each year). "75% of Colgate Palmolive’s current suppliers conforms to the requirements within the policy on pulp and paper sourcing or are in the process of closing the gaps identified during the assessment."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            In 2019, Colgate-Palmolive had a 78% recycled content in wood/paper fibre packaging, and 78% of paper used by Colgate was also recycled.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No

            What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 80%
            "In 2017 with the support of Rainforest Alliance we started to conduct a supply chain mapping and traceability back to the origin for the pulp and paper portfolio. We initially focused on the suppliers that represent 80% of our global spend. The second phase of theproject is to continue tracing the rest 20% of our total global spend."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 80%

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Aim to get to 100%, currently focusing on primary suppliers

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 80%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "To ensure all paper and packaging sourced meets Colgate-Palmolive’s sourcing requirements we will place a preference on materials received from Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified suppliers and provided to Colgate-Palmolive with a FSC claim. As necessary, other certification schemes and verification mechanisms will be accepted provided they comply with the requirements of this policy. […] A baseline assessment was conducted in for 2017 from which progress will be reported against as the policy is implemented and assessed in subsequent years on an annual basis."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: The APT (Areal Prioritas transformasi) landscape transformation project

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "In 2017 we started to actively participate in The APT (Areal Prioritas transformasi) landscape transformation project, wich is a collaborative transformation project designed to drive meaningful changes in Indonesia, focusing on the regions Aceh Tamiang and Aceh Singkil. The project includes different actors in the supply chain: producers, mills, brands, as well as stakeholders and government. With the support of TFT and other organizations, multi-stakeholders forums were conducted to develop land use scenario plans, that will feed into the provincial spatial plans to prevent deforestation, protect ecosystems and local communities. With our participation in this long term project, we are contributing to accomplish the following short term results: Development of baseline maps and deforestation analysis, contribute to Indonesian government spatial plans and identify the list of mills where intervention is needed and intensive support for transformation will be conducted."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
          Colgate Palmolive "began partnership with Rainforest Alliance to map and risk assess our supply chain, engage our suppliers and identify potential transformation opportunities in the supply chain [...] Conducted risk assessment analysis to determine areas of focus and/or intervention, and develop a roadmap for policy implementation [...] Included pulp and paper suppliers in our (SRSA) Supplier Responsible Sourcing Assessment program".
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: An ethics line, a web tool and an email address. Through the SRSA program (triggering audits)

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          The Colgate Ethics Line provides a means for employees and external parties to ask questions obtain guidance or report any suspected violations of the Code of Conduct.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the compliant volume?: 78% recycled

          What is the certified volume?: 155,587.2 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 324,140 tonnes
          In 2019, Colgate Palmolive stated that their total consumption of paper fibre packaging was 324,140 tonnes, of which 48% was certified, and 78% was recycled.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Poland, Guatemala, Thailand, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, etc.

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes
          Colgate-Palmolive disclose a list of their pulp and paper suppliers, including primary mills, converters, and secondary manufacturers.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 80%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 80%

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 80%
          "To ensure all paper and packaging sourced meets Colgate-Palmolive’s sourcing requirements we will place a preference on materials received from Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified suppliers and provided to Colgate-Palmolive with a FSC claim. […] Colgate-Palmolive has recognized the need for a strategy to source responsibly produced paper based materials since 2014, when we started to follow the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) guidelines."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: "Colgate-Palmolive may terminate our business relationship with suppliers who choose not to create action plans or fail to meet time-bound milestones and/or suppliers who are suspended from FSC or equivalent organizations."

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: "we will work with them to develop an action plan with time-bound milestones for conformance".

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Suppliers will be educated on and evaluated against our policy expectations. If a supplier is not able to immediately meet our policy expectations, we will work with them to develop an action plan with time-bound milestones for conformance. If a supplier is unable or unwilling to take the necessary actions to conform to the expectations outlined in our policy, Colgate-Palmolive may terminate the business relationship with the supplier. "
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Beef *
      39/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          14/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef and pulp and paper."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            In 2016, Colgate "Developed a risk assessment tool to evaluate and assess the sustainability performance of 100 percent of tallow suppliers"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: "Next Steps: As the next step on our journey toward responsible and sustainable sourcing of pulp and paper, we will strive to meet the following goals:Map pulp and paper supply chain to country of origin to identify controversial sources and drive actions towards policy conformance (ongoing)Conduct risk assessment analysis to determine areas of focus and develop a roadmap for policy implementationConduct supplier webinars to communicate policy requirements (2018-2019)Purchase increasing volumes of certified or recycled pulp and paper based materials each year with a goal to source 100% by year-end 2020 Report and communicate performance and progress against policyWe will review and update our milestones and implementation plans, as well as report on our progress annually."
            "As a start on this journey, Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) in pledging to mobilize resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "As a start on this journey, Colgate has joined the Consumer Goods Forum ( CGF ) in pledging to mobilize resources to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Suppliers are held to Colgate's Third Party Code of Conduct which states - "Colgate People are committed to the highest standards of integrity and full compliance with the Company’s Code of Conduct. It is our goal to ensure that our relationships with our suppliers and business partners reflect and support those same high ethical standards. Colgate’s Third Party Code of Conduct establishes the company’s expectations for suppliers and business partners in a number of critical areas, including labor practices and universal human rights, protecting the environment, health and safety, and ethical dealings. Sections of the Third Party Code are modeled on, or contain language from, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards of the International Labor Organization."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Colgate-Palmolive commit their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: Colgate states they are "seeking to work with"
          "Colgate respects the legal or customary land-tenure and use rights of indigenous and local communities, as well as their rights to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent for operations affecting their land or natural resources. Colgate seeks to work with suppliers who promote this standard."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            Annual progress of the 2020 goal will be reported in our Sustainability Report, which is located on the Colgate website. The most recent report, from 2019, indicates that 100% of Colgate's tallow supply complies with IBAMA and Amazon Minimum Criteria.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: internal
            1/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: internal
            1/2
            "We continue to work with the Brazilian suppliers to assure conformance with our policy requirements [...] Developed a risk assessment tool to evaluate and assess the sustainability performance of 100 percent of tallow suppliers (2016) [...] Included Tallow suppliers in our (SRSA) Supplier Responsible Sourcing Assessment program (ongoing) [...] Certified that our suppliers operate in compliance with the environmental and social requirements set forth by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) [...] Confirmed that 100 percent of our suppliers operations are conducted in conformance with the Minimum Criteria for Industrial Scale Cattle Operations in the Brazilian Amazon"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; Walmart Brazil - Traceability and transparency initiative

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          Moving forward, Colgate state that they will - "Collaborate with industry and stakeholder groups such as the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to work toward zero deforestation in this area."Colgate are working with Walmart Brazil with the objective of - "evaluating to use monitoring systems and tool to support our no deforestation commitments for Tallow. Main objective is to enable verification and identify potential areas of concern in our current supply chain network in Brazil"
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not disclosed
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Colgate state - "Certified that our suppliers operate in compliance with the environmental and social requirements set forth by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: An ethics line, a web tool and an email address. Through the SRSA program (triggering audits)
          The Colgate Ethics Line provides a means for employees and external parties to ask questions obtain guidance or report any suspected violations of the Code of Conduct.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the compliant volume?: 51,476 metric tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 metric tonnes
          "We source 51,476 metric tonnes of Tallow, beef by-product, in Brazil". "Confirmed that 100 percent of our suppliers operations are conducted in conformance with the Minimum Criteria for Industrial Scale Cattle Operations in the Brazilian Amazon".
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers; Yes report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Colgate-Palmolive disclose a list of their beef tallow suppliers, including both slaughter houses and rendering facilities.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: No specified but assumed annually

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism
          "Incorporated sustainability and responsible sourcing requirements in the supplier selection criteria and process (2017)Included Tallow suppliers in our (SRSA) Supplier Responsible Sourcing Assessment program (ongoing)Certified that our suppliers operate in compliance with the environmental and social requirements set forth by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA)Confirmed that 100 percent of our suppliers operations are conducted in conformance with the Minimum Criteria for Industrial Scale Cattle Operations in the Brazilian Amazon"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Suppliers that do "not meet our policy criteria and requirements".

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "We continue to work with the Brazilian suppliers to assure conformance with our policy requirements [...] Exclude suppliers that does not meet our policy criteria and requirement".
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      34/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          17/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            10.7/10.7
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS; Other certification

            If Other, specify here: Proterra

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef and pulp and paper." Colgate-Palmolive also commit to "Work with our suppliers in Brazil and any other high-risk areas to assess the availability of soy that does not contribute to deforestation in our soy supply chain, such as soy certified by the Roundtable on Responsible Soy or Proterra, and will continue to increase our purchase from these suppliers (ongoing)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef and pulp and paper."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef and pulp and paper."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "We have an overarching Policy on No Deforestation covering the following forest commodities: palm, soy, beef and pulp and paper."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        7/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Suppliers are held to Colgate's Third Party Code of Conduct which states - "Colgate People are committed to the highest standards of integrity and full compliance with the Company’s Code of Conduct. It is our goal to ensure that our relationships with our suppliers and business partners reflect and support those same high ethical standards. Colgate’s Third Party Code of Conduct establishes the company’s expectations for suppliers and business partners in a number of critical areas, including labor practices and universal human rights, protecting the environment, health and safety, and ethical dealings. Sections of the Third Party Code are modeled on, or contain language from, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards of the International Labor Organization."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Colgate-Palmolive commit their suppliers to ensure their workers are free from discrimination based on gender.
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "Colgate respects the legal or customary land-tenure and use rights of indigenous and local communities, as well as their rights to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent for operations affecting their land or natural resources. Colgate seeks to work with suppliers who promote this standard."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: NA
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "As part of this activity we started to communicate to our Soy suppliers with operations in Brazil, that they need to operate inconformance with the Brazilian Forest Code. Since this was a new requirement for Soy suppliers, we are using the certificationscheme Proterra as a proxy in the verification of compliance with the national legislation. We mapped and compare the currentcertification scheme our suppliers in brazil are using to supply material to Colgate-Palmolive (Proterra), vs. the Brazilian ForestCode criteria to identify which elements have been verified. Our suppliers are including in the invoice and shipping documents theProterra certificate number as part of our current governance requirements and validation process. The key indicators ofcompliance with the Forest Code are also required: The origin of the products, registration in the CAR (Cadastro Ambiental Rural)and validated CAR registration. We completed the mapping and geography of supply to determine the origin of the product, andnow we are collecting the information related to CAR."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: An ethics line, a web tool and an email address. Through the SRSA program (triggering audits)
          The Colgate Ethics Line provides a means for employees and external parties to ask questions obtain guidance or report any suspected violations of the Code of Conduct.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 14248 tons

          What is the compliant volume?: 14248 tons
          Colgate Palmolive reported their total volume of consumed soy as 14248 tons. "100% of our soy material is Pro-terra certified and the certification requirement isincluded in the supplier negotiation process and selection criteria."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "As part of this activity we started to communicate to our Soy suppliers with operations in Brazil, that they need to operate inconformance with the Brazilian Forest Code. Since this was a new requirement for Soy suppliers, we are using the certificationscheme Proterra as a proxy in the verification of compliance with the national legislation. We mapped and compare the currentcertification scheme our suppliers in brazil are using to supply material to Colgate-Palmolive (Proterra), vs. the Brazilian ForestCode criteria to identify which elements have been verified. Our suppliers are including in the invoice and shipping documents theProterra certificate number as part of our current governance requirements and validation process. The key indicators ofcompliance with the Forest Code are also required: The origin of the products, registration in the CAR (Cadastro Ambiental Rural)and validated CAR registration."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    21/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Colgate-Palmolive is an American consumer goods company with products sold in over 200 countries around the world. Its products include oral, personal and home care, as well as pet nutrition products. Brands include Colgate, Palmolive and Sanex. It is a major global player across all its products areas. Globally, Colgate-Palmolive is one of the largest home care and beauty and personal care companies. Colgate-Palmolive Co. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy and beef.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics & personal care, Home care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Colgate, Palmolive, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Hill's, Gard, Sorriso, Brite, SpeedStick, Lady Speed Stick, Suavitel, Meridol, Irish Spring, Tahiti, Softlan, Ajax, Fleecy, Pinho Sol, Axion, Tender Care, Cuddly, Sta-Soft, Elmex, Fabuloso, Soupline, Fluffy

How we assess the Forest 500

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