Colgate-Palmolive is the latest multinational personal care powerhouse to declare its sustainable packaging goals moving forward.
As part of its commitment to protect our environment, Colgate-Palmolive, makers of products including Tom's of Maine and Softsoap, has committed to 100% recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025.
The global consumer company says it has already made significant progress in advancing its 2020 packaging sustainability goals, and currently 98% of its packaging is PVC-free.
Colgate’s 2017 Sustainability Report, titled “Building a Future to Smile About,” details the new recyclability goal and Colgate’s long-standing commitments, ongoing progress and latest achievements in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In addition to its commitment on recyclability of plastics, Colgate says it is also focusing on water conservation, sustainable ingredients, UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals and greenhouse gas emissions.
Ian Cook, Colgate’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, said: “With the help of Colgate people and our suppliers and partners, we are making good progress against our 2020 goals. But our sustainability journey is on-going and as we achieve some of our goals, we are assessing new areas for focus and new targets to strive for so that we can continue building a future to smile about.”