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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 Global Innovation for Global Challenges Improving the Sustainability Profile of Our Products While our central research and development headquarters is based in Piscataway, New Jersey, we also have Technology Centers located around the world. In addition to being co-located in Providing safe, high quality and more sustainable products is the most important goal of our these centers, our packaging engineers are located at several of our larger production sites product innovation process. This effort is motivated primarily by our commitment to provide to ensure innovation is brought to life. This large global reach enables us to better understand safe, healthy and less impactful product choices to our customers and their families, and by consumers in different markets. It also helps us spot new trends and growth opportunities, consumer interest in these products. some driven by technological advances and some driven by regional culture and practices. We promote global teamwork; it is not unusual for ideas to travel between our international To achieve this goal, we are focused on the teams so we can bring them to additional markets once they prove successful. For example, in China, we developed toothpaste with anti-bleeding technology. That same technology has since been integrated into Colgate products that are sold in certain other countries of the world. following priority areas: People are at the center of everything we do. Through engagement and listening activities, we • Develop more natural or naturally • Eliminate ingredients of concern can better understand consumers’ mindsets and provide them with products that meet their derived products needs, no matter where they are in the world. Our global Consumer Affairs team is available • Reduce packaging where possible, with a high via telephone and email through online forms via the Contact Us page on our websites, as well • Increase the biodegradability of focus on eliminating plastic waste as other digital contact channels that vary around the world. Many of our websites also provide our products frequently asked questions for people to refer to. • Participate in the Chemical Footprint Project to • Develop products that contain less water measure and improve our global footprint When we do interact with our consumers and customers, we have an obligation to protect their personal data from unauthorized use or disclosure. Guided by our Privacy Policy, we protect personal data and take all necessary steps to keep that data secure. We handle all personal data responsibly and are transparent in how we collect, use and disclose consumer and customer data. 2021 SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT PAGE 43

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