Reducing Environmental Impacts
Since its inception, Colgate's environmental strategy has focused first and foremost on ensuring that our manufacturing operations meet all applicable environmental regulations, as well as the prevention of environmental accidents and incidents. In the area of environmental incidents, including accidental spills and releases, we have made continuing progress in reducing the number of incidents globally and have established a company-wide goal of zero global environmental incidents. To support this goal, Colgate continues to invest in factory environmental infrastructure, such as spill containment systems and wastewater treatment facilities, and also provides significant environmental training to site personnel.
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Definition of environmental incident: Colgate-Palmolive site-related chemical spills and accidental releases which reach a water body, groundwater/soils or affect a third party. The data is not meant to represent environmental regulatory or permit violations or exceedances.