Colgate-Palmolive – Supply Chain Management – Evolution


Procurement Policies

Third Party Code of Conduct
The Third Party Code of Conduct conveys Colgate-Palmolive’s expectations regarding the ethical conduct we expect from our suppliers, distributors, agents, customers, research partners, and all other third parties with whom we work. Third Party Code of Conduct

FCPA and Antibribery Policy
Colgate-Palmolive’s commitment to dealing legally and ethically applies worldwide. We comply with all applicable anti-bribery laws, including but not limited to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), everywhere we do business, and we expect the same of the third parties with whom we work. Antibribery Policy

Colgate-Palmolive Code of Conduct
At Colgate-Palmolive, our reputation for high ethical standards remains among our greatest business assets. We articulate our principles and values in the Colgate-Palmolive Code of Conduct. Download the complete Code of Conduct.

Business Practices Guidelines
Our Business Practices Guidelines illustrate how the values and principles outlined in the Colgate-Palmolive Code of Conduct apply to particular business situations. Read more about our Business Practices Guidelines.
7 August 2019

“without the right tech investment, you aren’t optimized and you aren’t synchronized.”

Organizations need to link supply and demand in order to understand the customer in the middle and ensure transparent reporting throughout. Synchronizing the two creates collaboration, and collaboration starts with data. On a team level, Colgate-Palmolive’s Ann Tracy argued that it starts with collaboration. Data needs to be accessible across each function of the business—from senior leaders on down to more junior staff—and ultimately add value for the end user.

6 August 2019

Colgate redesigned the toost paste tube to make to recyclable and go into recycler plants

June 2019
Manufacturing Analytics: Colgate Palmolive Optimizes for Agility and Productivity

Manufacturing operations have to support growth and agility while continuing to excel at operational efficiency. Colgate has blended design and manufacturing analytics to accelerate the pace of decision making

21 May 2019
Colgate-Palmolive Joins TerraCycle’s Loop Initiative to Eliminate Single-Use Packaging

Gain insights from this supply chain leader on the delivery of 42 consecutive quarters of margin improvement.

Josué Muñoz, Vice President of Global Customer Service and Logistics at Colgate Palmolive presenting at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit on September 11, 2014


May 15, 2013
Supply Chain Blog Series : S&OP at Colgate Palmolive

Colgate: A Closer Look at Supply Chain Excellence – Insights from Michael Corbo, the head of supply chain at Colgate.
April 26, 2013

Colgate’s first SAP Order to Cash (SAP R3) implementation was in 1996. Today (2007), 100 countries representing more than 99 percent of the business are on this core system. The full portfolio includes SAP’s Supply Chain, CRM, Business Intelligence, Human Resources and Portals applications.

Colgate-Palmolive invests in supply chain to cut costs

Personal care and consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive has upgraded its procurement system for materials and services in a move that is estimated will save the company an estimated $30m by 2008. They are partnering with IBM to manage their purchase and accounts payable operations.

Updated on 10 September 2019, 21 May 2019