At Colgate, We are Committed to Continuing to Meet or Exceed Financial Expectations of Our Shareholders
Complete financial performance information is available on the Investor Relations page of our website.
Colgate's long history of steady growth and strong performance comes from a strategy of tight focus on global brands in four core businesses: Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Among the Company's goals for 2010 are to:
- Remain the undisputed global market leader in Oral Care. Become the undisputed global market leader in Specialty Pet Nutrition
- Become a stronger global No. 2 competitor in Skin Cleansing, leading in liquids and successful in other large Personal Care categories
- Become a stronger regional leader in selected Home Care categories
We are becoming ever more streamlined and sustainable as we progress toward a truly global supply chain, providing us with greater flexibility and increased cost efficiencies. Since 2004, Colgate has reduced the number of manufacturing plants worldwide by over 25%, which includes five new state-of-the-art facilities. These new factories are environmentally friendly, making more efficient use of energy, water, materials and land.
Our financial success is not only critical to our shareholders; it affects all of our stakeholders.