Dear Colgate Shareholders

As I reflect back on 2021, I am pleased with the progress we are making on our strategic and operational journey. I am also truly inspired by the power and resilience of Colgate people as we all continue to face the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their extraordinary ability to execute our strategies consistently while adapting to new ways of working enabled us to deliver another year of strong top-line growth. Net sales increased 6.0% and organic sales (excludes foreign exchange, acquisitions and divestments) grew 4.5%* in 2021 on top of 7.0%* organic sales growth in 2020 and despite a very difficult operating environment. The strong organic sales growth was led by our oral care and pet nutrition businesses.

2021 At A Glance

#1 Market Share in Toothpaste Worldwide
$17.4B Worldwide Net Sales
 59  Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases
$3.3B Operating Cash Flow
$3.0B Cash Returned to Shareholders Through Dividends and Share Repurchases
5th Consecutive Year Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Net Sales By Geographic Region

  • 21% North America
  • 21% Latin America
  • 16% Europe
  • 17% Asia Pacific
  • 6% Africa/Eurasia
  • 19% Hill's Pet Nutrition

Net Sales By Market Maturity

  • 55% Developed Markets
  • 45% Emerging Markets

We maintained our strong balance sheet and operating cash flow, which led the Board of Directors to authorize an increase in the quarterly cash dividend, which was effective in the second quarter of 2021. This was our 59th consecutive year of dividend increases and our 127th consecutive year paying a dividend.

Consistent with our purpose, and as reflected in the title of this year’s annual report, we remain deeply committed to Building a Brighter Future for all people, their pets and our planet. As we enter 2022, we have strong plans in place to continue our organic sales growth momentum, further strengthen our capabilities across the organization and make progress on our sustainability and social impact goals.

Driving Organic Sales Growth

Our strategy is focused on delivering broad-based sustainable, profitable growth. We are seeking growth in every division and every category, driven by both volume and higher pricing. To do this, we are focused on three key initiatives: driving premium innovation in our core businesses, pursuing adjacent categories and high-growth segments and expanding in faster-growing channels and markets.

Across the organization we are changing the way we think about innovation and are strengthening our culture and capabilities to support a growth mindset. We are accelerating the launch of more premium, transformational innovation, especially in our larger core businesses. In oral care, we brought package design to a whole new level with Colgate Elixir toothpaste. This highly differentiated toothpaste has a unique clear recyclable bottle, is enriched with beauty-inspired ingredients and contains technology that allows users to squeeze out every last drop. In personal care, we launched Softsoap foaming hand soap tablets with a refillable aluminum bottle, offering consumers an easier, more eco-friendly way to refill their soap. In home care, we introduced fabric refresher sprays with antibacterial/antiviral protection in certain geographies, expanding our footprint beyond fabric conditioners. We are also deeply excited about the breakthrough, science-based innovation that is driving significant growth at Hill’s including Prescription Diet Derm Complete, nutrition for both food and environmental sensitivities in dogs.

The increase in premium, transformational innovation extends to how we are going after adjacent categories and high-growth segments, like whitening. We are targeting the whitening opportunity much more broadly with new technologies, formulations and delivery systems to expand our growth potential. The success of Colgate Enzyme Whitening toothpaste in China and the Colgate Optic White Overnight Pen in the U.S. are both perfect examples.

Our emphasis on faster-growing channels and markets also continues to pay off. During 2021, we saw significant sales growth in eCommerce, direct-to-consumer and pharmacy. We are taking formerly regional brands like Tom’s of Maine, hello, elmex and meridol and expanding them to select channels and markets to take advantage of consumer trends and their strong brand equities. In the pharmacy channel, for example, where consumers shop for high-end, therapeutic brands, we are gaining incremental market share in Africa/Eurasia where we recently launched our European-based meridol oral care products.

Our robust innovation activity was supported by a 4% increase in advertising in 2021, following a 15% increase in 2020. Importantly, we are increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of our brand-building support by using data and analytics to focus spending on higher-return investments, such as targeted digital media and more emotional equity messaging versus traditional product advertising. Optimism in Action is our latest equity campaign for the Colgate brand. This uplifting campaign celebrates optimists who overcome adversity to make a positive impact on others. It aims to inspire and encourage everyone to take action for good, to help create a future worth smiling about.

In addition to innovation and higher advertising, capital spending is a critical component of our growth strategy. Capital expenditures increased in 2021 as we expanded capacity to meet heightened long-term growth opportunities across our business and progressed on our sustainability goals.

Building Capabilities Across The Organization

We understand that we need to perform in the short term while transforming for the long term. Strengthening our capabilities in areas like innovation, digital, eCommerce and data and analytics will enable us to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and be more responsive to the challenges we face in a rapidly changing world.

Our digital transformation is of paramount importance to our success going forward. We are actively accelerating our digital penetration and capabilities around the Colgate world. This reflects the changing behaviors of consumers, the desire for convenient and frictionless shopping experiences and the opportunity to create relevant engagement with our brands. This is an exciting time of transformation and new techniques to drive our growth and be future-ready. We are investing in the upskilling of our people, optimizing our media and creative, adding talent and expertise and developing omnichannel go-to-market experiences across our brands and in all geographies.

Any transformation requires collaboration and excellence in execution across all functional areas of the business. Our IT team is contributing to growth more than ever with advanced cloud platforms for marketing and advertising technology and analytics, developing robust collaboration tools and using enterprise-wide solutions, like SAP S/4HANA, that drive efficiency throughout our business processes and functions. Likewise, our advanced analytics team is developing powerful, predictive tools across revenue growth management and marketing and media effectiveness, that enable data-driven decisions and allow us to pinpoint opportunities across pricing, promotions and media that maximize not only revenue and market share but longer-term profitability.

Driving growth in eCommerce continues to be a priority. In 2021, sales from eCommerce grew 26% worldwide, with every operating division growing at a double-digit rate. We saw terrific performance in China where we are using eCommerce to incubate our premium-priced innovations a lot faster before scaling them more broadly into brick and mortar outlets. As a leader in the digital space, Hill’s is connecting with shoppers in new ways to drive awareness for the brand and provide an easier path to purchase. Hill’s was an early adopter of the Amazon Live streaming platform in the pet food space, using it to promote the Hill’s Science Diet portfolio of weight management pet foods during the brand’s national weight campaign.

Reimagining A Healthier, More Sustainable Future For All

As a caring, innovative growth company, our purpose is to reimagine a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. With the Colgate brand found in more homes than any other, we feel an extraordinary responsibility to make the world a better place. This year was a period of key sustainability initiatives and accomplishments for Colgate, including the issuance of our first sustainability bond pursuant to our Sustainable Financing Framework. We committed to investing an amount equal to the net proceeds from the offering in certain environmental and social projects as described in the Framework. We were also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the fifth consecutive year, in recognition of our ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices and leadership. Of our many advancements this year, we are particularly proud that, as of December 31, 2021, half of our manufacturing facilities worldwide are now TRUE Zero Waste certified. We have 26 TRUE Zero Waste certifications in 16 countries on five continents, more than any other company. You can read more about our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy and our progress against our sustainability targets here and on our website.

Likewise, making the world a better place includes our commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where every Colgate person feels a real sense of belonging and value. We are making progress in our diversity representation among our senior leadership, particularly for women globally and Hispanics and Asians in the U.S. We are working toward our ambition of full labor force representation in the U.S. among all major ethnic groups so that our people can see themselves across all organizational levels. Representation, however, is not sustainable if we do not have an inclusive culture. We are driving a culture of inclusion through education, dialogue and encouraging personal accountability. You can learn more about our Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Strategy and our progress in this area in our DE&I Report available on our website.


As we begin 2022, our number one priority remains keeping Colgate people safe and healthy. There is still much uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions and an elevated cost environment. Despite these challenges, we are excited that the changes we have made are having an impact. We have good growth momentum and feel confident that we are well positioned to continue to deliver sustainable, profitable growth in 2022 and beyond.

As we move ahead together, I would like to thank all Colgate people for their extraordinary commitment to achieving our goals, and express appreciation for the support of our consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and Board of Directors.


Noel Wallace
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

*For a reconciliation of organic sales growth to net sales growth, see page 46 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Our Strategies In Action

Elevating Our Innovation

We are embracing a design-obsessed mindset to bring our brands to life through premium-priced, breakthrough innovations like Colgate Elixir toothpaste in Europe.

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Strengthening Our Digital Capabilities

Strong digital execution and science-based innovation drove double-digit organic sales growth for Hill's in 2021.

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Focusing On Fast-Growing Channels

In 2021, we continued to strengthen our presence in the fast-growing pharmacy channel with the rollout of our meridol therapeutic oral care products to select markets in Africa/Eurasia.

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Sustainability In Action:
Leading With Zero Waste Facilities

As of December 31, 2021, Colgate has 26 TRUE Zero Waste certifications in 16 countries on five continents, more than any other company.

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Oral Care 44% of Net Sales
Personal Care 20% of Net Sales
Home Care 17% of Net Sales
Pet Nutrition 19% of Net Sales

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health through the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, which has reached more than 1.4 billion children since 1991. For more information about Colgate’s global business and how we are building a future to smile about, visit our website.

2025 Sustainability &
Social Impact Strategy

We are pleased to report excellent progress in 2021 on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy. Our continued commitment to building environmental and social consciousness into every decision earned us recognition in 2021 on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the fifth consecutive year and Gold Class distinction in the Household Products industry in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook published by S&P Global. We were also named a U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the 11th consecutive year and received the Sustained Excellence Award for our continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. In addition to the highlights below, more about our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy progress is available in the Sustainability section of our website.

Social Impact

We are committed to helping to ensure the wellbeing of all people and their pets, building a culture of inclusivity and creating meaningful opportunities for all people to succeed inside and outside Colgate.

Millions Of Homes

We are empowering people to develop healthier habits by choosing sustainable products that improve their lives and homes from oral and personal care to home care and pet nutrition.

Preserving Our

We are accelerating action on climate change and reducing our environmental footprint, including by working with our partners and operations to eliminate waste, decrease plastic usage, save water and conserve natural resources.

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures is our flagship oral health education and wellbeing initiative. Since the program was established in 1991, we have reached over 1.4B children and their families in places that are convenient for them in more than 80 countries.
Launched Colgate Keep, our first-of-its-kind manual toothbrush with a replaceable head and a reusable aluminum handle for 80% less plastic waste compared to similarly sized Colgate toothbrushes.
As of December 31, 2021, we have 26 TRUE Zero Waste certifications in 16 countries on five continents, more than any other company.
We instituted mandatory allyship and unconscious bias training for all salaried and clerical employees at Colgate, with 100% compliance, to help our employees better understand diversity, equity and inclusion concepts and embed allyship as a daily practice.
Thanks to our Save Water campaign, we estimate that consumers have contributed to an avoidance of approximately 206B gallons of water and 10.8 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, since its launch in 2016.
In North America, our relaunched Palmolive Ultra dish soap is now in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and formulated with 100% biodegradable cleaning ingredients.*
*†OECD 301 B,C,D / OCDE 301 B,C,D

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

John P. Bilbrey

Independent Director
Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company
Elected director in 2015.
Age 65

John T. Cahill

Independent Director
Vice Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company
Elected director in 2005.
Age 64

Lisa M. Edwards

Independent Director
President & Chief Operating Officer of Diligent Corporation
Elected director in 2019.
Age 54

C. Martin Harris

Independent Director
Associate Vice President of the Health Enterprise and Chief Business Officer of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin
Elected director in 2016.
Age 65

Martina Hund-Mejean

Independent Director
Former Chief Financial Officer of Mastercard Inc.
Elected director in 2020.
Age 61

Kimberly A. Nelson

Independent Director
Former Senior Vice President, External Relations of General Mills, Inc.
Elected director in 2021.
Age 59

Lorrie M. Norrington

Independent Director
Operating Partner of Lead Edge Capital LLC
Elected director in 2015.
Age 62

Michael B. Polk

Independent Director
Advisory Director to Berkshire Partners LLC, Chief Executive Officer of Implus LLC
Elected director in 2014.
Age 61

Stephen I. Sadove

Independent Director
Founding Partner, JW Levin Management Partners LLC
Elected director in 2007.
Age 70

Noel Wallace

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colgate-Palmolive Company
Elected director in 2019 and Chairman in 2020.
Age 57

Executive Team

Noel Wallace

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer M. Daniels

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Stanley J. Sutula III

Chief Financial Officer

Prabha Parameswaran

Group President, Growth and Strategy

Panagiotis Tsourapas

Group President, Europe and Developing Markets

Click here for biographical information for the above directors and executives.

Management Team

Jules Andrew
VP & Chief Business
Services Officer

Thierry Antona-Traversi
VP & GM, Filorga

Lia Arvanitidou
VP, Global R&D

Issam Bachaalani
VP & GM, Colgate-Eurasia

Daniel Bagley
VP, Global R&D

Sophie Bailly-Maitre
VP & GM, Colgate-Canada

Dave Baloga
VP, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Gillian Barclay
VP, Global Public Health
& Scientific Affairs

Claudia Barrera
VP, Global Information Technology

Nicki Baty
VP & GM, Hill’s Pet Nutrition-U.S.

Don Beatty
VP, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Angel Dario Belalcazar
VP, Global R&D

Wendy Boise
VP, Global Human Resources

Jose Borrell
VP, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Yves Briantais
VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

Scott Cain
VP, Global Finance

Scott Campbell
VP, Global Marketing

Burc Cankat
VP & GM, Colgate-North Africa, Middle East & Turkey

Gonzalo Canteros Paz
VP, Global Supply Chain

*Maria Paula Capuzzo
President, Colgate-

Maria Elisa Carvajal
VP & GM, Global Oral Care

Martin J. Collins
VP, Global Human Resources

*Michael A. Corbo
Chief Supply Chain Officer

*Mike Crowe
Chief Information Officer

Shirley Dai
VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

Paula Davis
Chief Communications Officer

Pierre Denis
VP, Global R&D

*Mukul Deoras
President, Colgate-
Asia Pacific

Craig Dubitsky
Chief Innovation Strategist, Colgate and Friendly Founder & Chief Creative Officer, hello Products

Philip Durocher
VP, Colgate-North America

Gavin du Toit
VP, Colgate-Latin America

*John Faucher
Chief Investor Relations Officer and SVP, M&A

Kimberly Faulkner
VP, Global Supply Chain

*Jean-Luc Fischer
President, Colgate-Europe

Betsy Fishbone
VP, Global Legal

Nadine Flynn
VP, Global Legal

David Foster
VP, Global Information Technology

Anne-Sophie Gaget
VP & GM, Colgate-
Western Europe

Diana Geofroy
VP, Colgate-Mexico

Corrado Giaquinto
VP & GM, Colgate-
Greater Indochina

Derek Gordon
VP & Chief Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion Officer

Taylor Gordy
VP & GM, Colgate-
Northern Europe

Peter Graylin
VP, Global Legal

Valerie Haliburton
VP, Global Ethics & Compliance

Diana Haussling
VP & GM, Colgate-
North America

*John Hazlin
President, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Yvonne Hsu
VP, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Henry Hu
VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

Kristine Hutchinson
VP, Global Legal

Eugene Kelly
VP, Diversity,
Equity & Inclusion

Iain Kielty
VP, Global Finance

Brigitte H. King
Chief Digital Officer

Charalabos Klados
VP, Global Legal

Raj Kohli
VP, Global R&D

*John Kooyman
Chief of Staff

Wojciech Krol
VP & GM, Colgate-
Central Europe East

*Al Lee
Chief Internal
Governance Officer

Adriana Leite
VP, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

Sergio Leite
VP, Global R&D

*Stephane Lionnet
VP & Corporate Treasurer

Javier Llinas
VP, Global Information Technology

Amalia Londono
VP, Colgate-Latin America

Gregory Malcolm
VP & Assistant Controller

Cesar Martinez
VP & GM, Colgate-
Southern Cone

Pablo Mascolo
VP, Colgate-Latin America

*Sally Massey
Chief Human
Resources Officer

Gerald Mastio
VP & GM, Colgate-
Central Europe West

Paul McGarry
VP, Global Information Technology

Dana Medema
VP & GM, Oral Care
Colgate-North America

Catalina Monroy
VP, Global R&D

Anne-Marie Motte
VP & GM, Global Toothbrush

Francisco Muñoz
VP & GM, Colgate-
Central America

Josue M. Muñoz
VP, Global Supply Chain

Eddie Niem
VP & GM, Hawley & Hazel

*Jesper Nordengaard
President, Colgate-
North America

Godfrey Nthunzi
VP, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

Gregg Parsons
VP & GM, Colgate-
North America

Hector Pedraza
VP & GM, Colgate-Andina

Simon Petersen
VP & GM, Colgate-
South Pacific

Brent Peterson
VP, Global Human Resources

Massimo Poli
VP & GM, Colgate-Mexico

Warren Pruitt
VP, Global Supply Chain

Ram Raghavan
VP & GM, Colgate-
India & South Asia

Rekha Rao
VP & GM, hello Products

Riccardo Ricci
VP & GM, Colgate-Brazil

Lauren Richardson
VP & Chief
Procurement Officer

Chad D. Riley
VP, Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Nancy Rolph
VP & Chief Security Officer

Paolo Rossetto
VP, Colgate-Europe

Maria Ryan
VP & Chief Clinical Officer

Bernal Saborio
VP & GM, Colgate-
Greater Caribbean

Arvind Sachdev
VP & GM, Colgate-

Ivan Sandoval
VP, Global Legal

Diana Schildhouse
VP & Chief Analytics
& Insights Officer

Sara Scrittore
VP & GM, Colgate-
Southern Europe

Alain Semeneri
VP & GM, Hill’s Pet Nutrition-Europe,
Middle East & Africa

Esi Seng
VP & GM, Tom’s of Maine

Jose Fernando Serrano
VP, Colgate-Latin America

Andrew Shepard
VP & GM, CP Skin Health Group-Global

*Philip Shotts
VP & Controller

Luciano Sieber
VP, Colgate-North America

Linda Topping
VP, Global Supply Chain

Ann Tracy
VP & Chief
Sustainability Officer

Bill Van de Graaf
VP, Colgate-North America

*Patricia Verduin
Chief Technology Officer

Juan Vernaza
VP, Colgate-North America

Jean-Bernard Vidaillet
VP, Colgate-Europe

James Wang
VP & GM, Colgate-
Asia Pacific

Mauro Watanabe
VP, Colgate-Europe
& Africa/Eurasia

Cliff Wilkins
VP, Global Legal

Courtney Williams
VP, Global Legal

Andrew Wilson
VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

Dan Wish
VP, Global Oral
Care Insights

Winnie Wong
VP & GM, Colgate-
Greater China

*Juan Pablo Zamorano
President, Colgate-
Latin America

Jenny A. Zirinsky
VP, Global Marketing

Joanna Zucker
VP & GM, CP Skin
Health Group-U.S.

* Corporate Officer

Reconciliation Of Non-GAAP
Financial Measures

The following is provided to supplement certain financial measures discussed in this report both as reported (GAAP) and excluding the impact of certain items (non-GAAP) as shown below. Investors and analysts use these financial measures in assessing the Company’s business performance, and management believes that presenting these financial measures on a non-GAAP basis provides them with useful supplemental information to enhance their understanding of the Company’s underlying business performance and trends. These non-GAAP financial measures also enhance the ability to compare period-to-period financial results. The Company uses these financial measures internally in its budgeting process, to evaluate segment and overall operating performance and as factors in determining compensation. While the Company believes that these financial measures are useful in evaluating the Company’s underlying business performance and trends, this information should be considered as supplemental in nature and is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be the same as similar measures presented by other companies. This report also discusses organic sales growth, which is net sales growth excluding the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions and divestments. For a reconciliation of organic sales growth to net sales growth for 2021, see page 46 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K.


(Dollars in Millions Except Per Share Amounts) Gross Profit
As Reported (GAAP) 59.6% $3,332 $2,166 $2.55
Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Impairment Charges - 571 518 0.61
Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt - - 55 0.07
Value-Added Tax Matter in Brazil - (26) (20) (0.02)
Excluding Items (Non-GAAP) 59.6% $3,877 $2,719 $3.21


(Dollars in Millions Except Per Share Amounts) Gross Profit
As Reported (GAAP) 60.8% $3,885 $2,695 $3.14
Global Growth and Efficiency Program - (16) (13) (0.02)
Subsidiary and Operating Structure Initiatives - - (71) (0.08)
Acquisition-Related Costs - 6 4 -
Loss on Early Extinguishment of Debt - - 18 0.02
Excluding Items (Non-GAAP) 60.8% $3,875 $2,633 $3.06


(Dollars in Millions Except Per Share Amounts) Gross Profit
As Reported (GAAP) 59.4% $3,554 $2,367 $2.75
Global Growth and Efficiency Program 0.1% 125 102 0.12
Acquisition-Related Costs - 24 20 0.02
Value-Added Tax Matter in Brazil - (30) (20) (0.02)
Swiss Income Tax Reform - - (29) (0.04)
Excluding Items (Non-GAAP) 59.5% $3,673 $2,440 $2.83

Shareholder Information

Corporate Office

Colgate-Palmolive Company
300 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-7499
(212) 310-2000

Stock Exchange

The common stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CL.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

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Direct Stock Purchase Plan

A Direct Stock Purchase Plan is available through Computershare. The Plan includes dividend reinvestment options, offers optional cash investments by check or automatic monthly payments, as well as many other features. If you would like to learn more about the Plan or to enroll, please contact Computershare:


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Annual Meeting

Colgate’s shareholders are invited to attend our annual meeting, which will be held exclusively online via live webcast. It will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, May 6, 2022 and can be accessed at

Independent Registered
Public Accounting Firm

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Communications to the
Board of Directors

Colgate shareholders and other interested parties are encouraged to communicate directly with the Company’s independent directors as a group, individual independent directors and committee chairs by sending an email to or by writing to Directors, c/o Office of the Chief Legal Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company, 300 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Such communications are handled in accordance with the procedures described in the Governance section of our website.

SEC and NYSE Certifications

The certifications of Colgate’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, required under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, have been filed as exhibits to Colgate’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. In addition, in 2021, Colgate’s Chief Executive Officer submitted the annual certification to the NYSE regarding Colgate’s compliance with the NYSE corporate governance listing standards.

Forward-Looking Statements

This 2021 Annual Report may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are made on the basis of our views and assumptions as of this time, and we undertake no obligation to update these statements. We caution investors that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual events or results may differ materially from those statements. Investors should consult the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021) for information about certain factors that could cause such differences.

Reports and Polices

Annual reports, press releases, SEC filings and other publications are available on our website. Also available on our website is additional information on our Sustainability & Social Impact and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategies and recent achievements, our Code of Conduct, and Colgate’s sustainability policies on, among other things, Ingredient Safety, No Deforestation, Palm Oil, Responsible Soy, Environment, Health & Safety and Product Research and Animal Welfare.

Investor Relations

1-855-322-3551 or (212) 310-2575
Institutional Investors:
Call John Faucher at (212) 310-3653

Consumer Affairs

For Oral, Personal and Home Care
For Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Corporate Communications

(212) 310-2551

Media Inquiries

(212) 310-2670

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