Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

The Colgate-Palmolive Corporation is an American multinational corporation which produces and distributes household, health, and personal care products. Its brands include Colgate toothpaste, Hill’s Pet nutrition, Irish Spring Soap, and Palmolive Soap.

Ticker: CL

Humankind Value: $50.4 B

Revenue: $17.0 B

Market Cap: $64.8 B

(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Companies that offer hygienic products receive a positive Humankind Value in our research, as these products extend life expectancies by reducing the burden of infectious disease. Colgate-Palmolive Co. is a net-positive Humankind Value company, primarily due to its value in Hygienic Products production ($42.1 B), Crop Production ($7.2 B), and Economic Value ($5.4 B). Out of every company we have analyzed, Colgate-Palmolive Co. is in the top ten for Hygienic Products. It creates economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. This firm can increase its Humankind Value by addressing Greenhouse Gases (-$1.5 B) and Food Loss (-$1.5 B). Hygienic Products, Economic Value, and Greenhouse Gases are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Crop Production and Food Loss is mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships.

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We take a quantitative, data-driven approach to estimating the economic impact that companies have on investors, customers, employees, and society at large, rolling social responsibility into a single dollar value that we use to represent what a company is contributing to humanity. As far as we can tell, we're the first ones doing it this way.

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