1896 V.S. 2010
At Colgate, reducing their environmental impacts is an important part of our commitment to respecting the world around them. They have set global goals to improve their water use, and energy use efficiency and to reduce the carbon emissions and waste water contaminants associated with our operations. Colgate reduced energy use per unit of production by over 21% from 2002 to 2009. From 2002 to 2009, Colgate reduced carbon emissions per ton of product by over 22%. Colgate's water use per ton of production decreased by over 40% from 2002 to 2009. Their strategy is to eliminate, reduce or reuse waste whenever possible.