Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Overall impact
B (78)

Commentary

Colgate-Palmolive is a strong overall performer. With a 'B' rating of 78.5 for overall impact (93rd percentile compared to all companies), Colgate-Palmolive ranks 3rd out of 20 industry peers, behind Unilever and Henkel, and ahead of Centric Brands, Tupperware Brands, Reckitt Benckiser and 14 others. On top material causes for Colgate-Palmolive's industry (Consumer Discretionary Products), Colgate-Palmolive performs well in Zero Hunger (95.6 score), Child and Maternal Health (95.6), Terrestrial Biodiversity (95.9) and 8 other causes where it received an 'A' score. Colgate-Palmolive did not receive a 'D' or 'F' rating on any cause.
Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Child safety
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Deforestation - supply chain
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
ILO Conventions
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Non-sustainable palm oil
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
OECD Guidelines
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
UN Global Compact
UN Guiding Principles
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
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Screens
Advertising
Alcohol
Animal treatment
Anti-abortion support
Anti-personnel mines
Antisemitism
Arctic drilling
Biological and chemical weapons
Cannabis
Carbon emissions intensity
Child safety
Cluster munitions
Coal
Contraceptives
Controversial weapons
Deforestation - financing
Deforestation - supply chain
Depleted uranium
Discrimination controversies
Environmental controversies
EU sanctions list
Factory farming
Fast food
Firearms
For-profit health care
Fossil fuel
Fur
Gambling
Genetic engineering
Health-related controversies
Human rights controversies
Human trafficking
ILO Conventions
Interest-based products
Interest-bearing debt
Interest-bearing securities
Iran
Military contracting
Misleading communication
Music
Myanmar
Non-sustainable palm oil
Norges Bank exclusion list
Northern Ireland (Macbride)
North Korea
No SBTI commitment
Nuclear
OECD Guidelines
Oil and gas
Opioid controversies
Oppressive governments
Palestinian human rights
Pharma controversies
Pork
Pornography
Predatory lending
Prison involvement
Privacy breaches
Pro-life
Russia
Single-use plastic
Stem cell research
Sudan
Sugar
Syria
Tar sands
Thermal coal
Tobacco
UK sanctions list
Undermining US elections
UN Global Compact
UN Guiding Principles
US OFAC sanctions list
Weapons
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CL Price
$97.40
Last available end-of-day price. Full disclosure
Revenue
$19.46 billion
Market cap
$71.19 billion
Public/private
Public
Hypothetical historical growth of $10,000
Historical performance
Founded
1806
Employees
34,000
Sector
Consumer Staples
Industry
Household Products
Sub-industry
Household Products
SASB industry
Household & Personal Products
Headquarters
New York, United States
Share classes
CL
Mission
To be the best truly global consumer products company. We are committed to doing business with integrity and respect for all people and for the world around us.
Description
Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment offers toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin health products, dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, and other related items. This segment markets and sells its products under various brands, which include Colgate, Darlie, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom's of Maine, Irish Spring, Palmolive, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Lady Speed Stick, Speed Stick, EltaMD, Filorga, PCA SKIN, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Murphy, Suavitel, and Soupline to a range of traditional and eCommerce retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. It includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. Its Pet Nutrition segment offers pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs under the Hill's Science Diet brand; and a range of therapeutic pet products to help nutritionally support dogs and cats in different stages of health under the Hill's Prescription Diet brand. This segment markets and sells its products through pet supply retailers, veterinarians, and eCommerce retailers. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Material causes
Ethos considers the following causes material for Colgate-Palmolive, based on its industry sub-industry Household Products. Learn more about material causes in our methodology overview.

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