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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 Recyclable Toothpaste Tube Colgate’s first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube, which first launched with Tom’s of Maine in the U.S. in November 2019, has so far been introduced in five divisions under the Colgate brand. Our goal is to transition the remainder of our toothpaste portfolio to the recyclable tubes by 2023 in the U.S. and by 2025 globally. We are making significant progress in our efforts to transform the toothpaste category and, so far, have shared our tube technology by holding over 50 sessions with the packaging industry, NGOs and other consumer product companies. For an informative video highlighting this process, see Recyclable Plastic Transforming Toothpaste Tubes. Colgate’s tube, the first to be recognized by external recycling authorities as recyclable, is made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), the same No. 2 plastic used for milk and detergent bottles. Recycling the tube alongside plastic bottles requires no extra steps—no rinsing, cutting or cleaning before placing it into a recycling bin. Colgate launched the recyclable toothpaste tube with a “Recycle Me” message in the U.S. The bold, limited edition “Recycle Me!” graphics will be found on select tubes of Colgate® Optic White Advanced Sparkling White, Colgate® Cavity Protection, Colgate® Max Fresh Cool and Colgate® Total Whitening. The goal of the “Recycle Me!” campaign is to build awareness of recyclable tubes not only among consumers, but also among recycling stakeholders. Even with all these efforts, however, during this transition phase communities may not yet accept tubes for recycling. Consumers should check with their local community facilities. Learn more at We are proud to be the leaders in this space and our goal is to continue developing innovative science that creates products that are ultimately better for our planet. 2021 SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT PAGE 55

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