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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 Net Zero Water In regions with water stress, we continue to assess water risks and implement appropriate resilience measures to anticipate and mitigate the effects. Rainwater collection We have committed to achieving Net Zero Water at all our manufacturing sites in water stressed tank in our Burlington, areas by 2025, and all other sites by 2030. We will follow the USGBC definition under their LEED New Jersey, facility Zero program which requires us to: • Minimize total water • Maximize alternative • Minimize wastewater consumption water sources (e.g., rain discharge and return or condensation) water to the environment In 2021, we formed regional teams with members representing our manufacturing sites to share best practices to attain Net Zero Water. These teams also review any technology and opportunities to reduce, recycle or return water, such as water treatment automation, rainwater harvesting, Water Security cleaning and sanitization efficiency. We use the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Tool—the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas—as our main data source to identify which of our locations as well as those of our suppliers, are designated as “high” or “extremely high” in the tool’s main water stress indicators. Wastewater Management In 2021, Colgate formed a Water Security Task Force with the primary objective to develop a comprehensive Wastewater discharges from Colgate’s operations are generally pre-treated on site and/or by water security framework and recommended water security assessment tools across Colgate’s global the local municipality prior to discharge to a body of water, in compliance with local regulatory operations. This framework considers, for each location, the water availability at the source, water rights requirements. We continue to work to reduce pollutant-loading in our wastewater discharges and regulations, utility infrastructure and reliability and local water governance. The task force is composed prior to treatment. In selected locations where water stress is high, Colgate also treats of representatives from the following functions: sustainability, manufacturing, engineering, facilities, risk wastewater to levels appropriate for cooling, toilet flushing, gardening and other purposes. management and legal. 2021 SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT PAGE 75

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