Colgate-Palmolive Company

New York, New York

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a manufacturer of consumer products focused on oral care, personal care, home care, and pet nutrition. Colgate demonstrated leadership in energy and carbon management through its investments in energy projects and continued use of ENERGY STAR® tools and recognition, contributing to a 28% energy intensity reduction since 2005. Key 2022 accomplishments include:

  •  Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at five facilities, two for the first time and one for the fourth time. Ninety-five percent of Colgate plants have now achieved the challenge, resulting in over 4 billion Btu in avoided energy use.
  •  Conducting energy treasure hunts at three facilities, identifying over 123 energy savings ideas that could reduce energy consumption by over 147,000 MMBtu. 
  •  Utilizing its “5% for the Planet” capital investment program to fund 43 capital projects that have the potential to save over 11,300 MWh of electricity; 718,600 cubic meters of natural gas; and over 6.6 million kilograms of carbon emissions.
  •  Conducting its first Supplier Climate Forum that engaged key suppliers and featured presentations on ENERGY STAR tools, resources, and the industrial partnership.
  •  Actively participating in the ENERGY STAR industrial partnership and Focus on Energy Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing through presentations and participation in industry meetings. 
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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