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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 Our manufacturing site in Bangpakong, Thailand, was also TRUE Zero Waste certified in 2021. Where waste gets diverted differs from site to site and is managed locally. One site, which manufactures They created programs to collect and divert food waste, reuse pallets and shipping containers, toothpaste, found a creative solution for waste cream products that previously ended up in a landfill. turn wastewater sludge into fertilizer and more. The site team also collected metal from waste Because the cream already had foaming power, they were able to pass it on to a vendor who uses it to beverage cans and donated the money they received to a company that produces prosthetic polish metal surfaces. limbs—a wonderful contribution to their community. Each site manages their own TRUE Zero Waste certification independently. Our corporate office provides training on the process and readiness workshops and meets with the sites to assess readiness. While as a company, to date, we have been focusing on manufacturing facilities for the TRUE Zero Waste program, we plan to include our offices and other warehouses as we work toward our 2025 goal of TRUE Zero Waste certifications everywhere. Commitment to Sustainable Buildings Colgate has committed to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for all our new construction projects around the world. Since 2013, we have used the LEED green building rating system to help design and construct our manufacturing sites, technology centers, warehouses and offices as one way to reduce our overall exposure to water and climate change—related issues and offer a healthier, more comfortable work environment. Currently, Colgate has 19 facilities in the United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe that have achieved 27 LEED certifications. In addition, we operate several LEED-certified third-party distribution centers. Colgate has been a member company of the USGBC since 2007 and collaborates and engages with USGBC to advance LEED and green building practices for the global manufacturing sector. Further information about Colgate’s LEED-certified buildings is available on the USGBC Green Building Information Gateway. 2021 SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL IMPACT REPORT PAGE 71

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