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Global Diversity

Over 35,000 Colgate People reflect the diverse richness of cultures around the globe. As a company, we celebrate differences, promote an inclusive environment and value the contributions of all Colgate people. Our concept of diversity goes beyond that of race, creed, ethnicity and gender. We look to promote an inclusive environment and support the diversity of thinking that results from the differences in experiences, knowledge and background of all Colgate people. Diversity of thinking will help us continue to encourage the creativity and innovation necessary for our Company to maintain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

As part of our commitment to our greatest asset, our people, we are constantly strengthening our mentoring, training and work/life balance programs in an effort to ensure that all employees have access to professional and personal development opportunities.

We believe that our culture and values afford opportunities for everyone to have an important impact on the building of our business. We are constantly striving toward a more diverse workplace, which benefits the Company and enables us to more successfully meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

External and Internal Affiliations

Colgate's commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee network groups, community support, and support for local educational institutions. Colgate supports community groups and organizations, which promote the development and advancement of women and diverse groups in the workforce.

External Affiliations

  • Catalyst
  • Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAP)
  • National Association of Black Accountants
  • National Black MBA Association
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs
  • Reaching Out LGBT Conference
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Employee Network Groups and Diversity Councils

  • Asian Action Network (AAN)
  • Black Action Committee (BAC)
  • Diversity Councils
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Colleagues Together (GLBT)
  • Hispanic Action Network (HAN)
  • Women's Network (CWN)

Other Affiliations

In promoting our leadership and diversity initiatives beyond the boundaries of the Company, Colgate-Palmolive supports a range of external organizations that focus on diversity, as well as pursuing our own community efforts and involvement including:

  • Big Brothers
  • Big Sisters
  • Directions For Our Youth
  • Diversity Best Practices
  • Diversity MBA Magazine
  • GEM - Minority Engineering Scholarships
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Hispanic Corporate Achievers
  • Just One Break (JOB)
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • National Urban League
  • NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN)
  • United Negro College Fund
  • Urban Coalition
  • Urban Institute
  • Wadleigh Education Project
  • YMCA Harlem Black Achievers
  • YWCA Salute to Women
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