Colgate-Palmolive has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs, despite its pledge to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies. Colgate-Palmolive does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. The company does not fund ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression or discriminate against religious charities. Colgate-Palmolive has weaponized its corporate reputation, however, advocating for pro-LGBTQ policy and hosting racial unconscious bias training. For these reasons, Colgate-Palmolive receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Colgate-Palmolive has not terminated employees or business relationships due to religious or political beliefs. It received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (1).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Colgate-Palmolive focuses its charitable programs on children’s health, fitness, education, and pet safety initiatives. It does not discriminate against religious groups in its charitable giving (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Colgate-Palmolive does not protect its employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Colgate-Palmolive signed onto a 2015 amicus brief supporting Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage. The company also supports and volunteers at multiple LGBTQ Pride parades in the United States (1). Colgate-Palmolive regularly hosts “unconscious bias” training for leaders and employees (2).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Colgate-Palmolive does not have a PAC (1).
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December 28, 2022
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