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CONTENTS LETTER FROM LETTER FROM SUSTAINABILITY 2025 SUSTAINABILITY SUSTAINABILITY DRIVING SOCIAL HELPING PRESERVING NOEL WALLACE ANN TRACY HIGHLIGHTS SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT GOVERNANCE IMPACT MILLIONS OF OUR STRATEGY HOMES ENVIRONMENT 2021 Safety Highlights In addition to these efforts, below are some of In 2021, Colgate People focused on learning from each other to improve safety. The ultimate goal is to reduce serious injuries and, to that end, we emphasized the need for risk assessment and the ways we improved our EHS systems and mindfulness while working. We also delved deep to understand how our people think about the ways in which work is actually performed so that we could offer ways to ensure we operationalize safety. We took pains to avoid “blame and shame,” as we believe it is more impactful to offer procedures in 2021: education, understand how and why an incident happened and identify plans to ensure it does not happen again. Partnership with Mount Sinai Health System In the past, we have emphasized establishing and communicating appropriate controls to reduce We engaged with the Mount Sinai Health System to stay abreast of developments with COVID-19 and other and mitigate critical risks and serious incidents and fatalities. In 2021, we made this expectation health-related issues of concern. Mount Sinai communicates regularly with our ECMT and members of our part of our EHS Management System and Audit Program. EHS team and hosts periodic webinars where participants can suggest topics and submit questions. It has been an effective way to educate Colgate People about how to stay healthy. Our annual Safety Week is typically an all-inclusive event to share best practices and refresh our commitment to our robust health and safety culture—a key tenet of our EHS Guiding Principles. In 2021, COVID-19 restrictions resulted in a different approach, with each site holding their own set of activities aligned with their own culture to reinvigorate our shared value of caring. Our Hill’s Etten-Leur plant in The Netherlands used gamification to activate Safety Week. Employees created a personal hero avatar to compete in safety battles to test their knowledge on emergency response, engage in treasure hunts, identify potential improvements and work together to create a safer and more sustainable workplace. 2021 SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT PAGE 30

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