Colgate's Code of Conduct promotes the highest ethical standards in all of the Company's business dealings.
Since 1987, our Code of Conduct has served as a guide for our daily business interactions, reflecting our standard for proper behavior and our corporate values. The Code clearly conveys to each of us that the manner in which we achieve our business results matters just as much as achieving them. The Colgate Code of Conduct applies to all Colgate people, including Directors, Officers, and all employees of the Company and its subsidiaries around the globe. Vendors and Suppliers are also subject to these requirements as adherence to the Code is a condition for conducting business with Colgate.
The Code of Conduct is regularly updated and reissued to ensure its comprehensiveness. On June 7, 2012, Colgate's Board of Directors approved certain amendments to the Code of Conduct, including (i) enhancements to existing provisions regarding conflicts of interest (to address potential conflicts from internal interactions), protection of Colgate's confidential information and use of information technology resources and (ii) additional provisions regarding data privacy and social media. The updated Code of Conduct also highlights Colgate's values and leading with respect principles.
Most importantly, each employee is responsible for demonstrating integrity and leadership by complying with the provisions of the Code of Conduct, Global Business Practices Guidelines, Company policies and all applicable laws. By fully including ethics and integrity in our ongoing business relationships and decision-making, we demonstrate a commitment to a culture that promotes the highest ethical standards.
If you would like additional information regarding any of the topics listed in the Code of Conduct, please refer to the Business Practices Guidelines, which can be found on our websites.
The Code has been translated and is available in 40 local languages. If you would like additional information regarding any of the topics listed in the Code of Conduct, please refer to the Business Practices Guidelines, which can be found on our websites.
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