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Colgate-Palmolive Company

Our Opinion

Colgate-Palmolive Company is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list because they conduct pre-clinical studies of some their products on animals to assess a product’s safety profile. In 2011, Colgate-Palmolive was one of the first companies recognized by PETA under the new “working for regulatory change” category for companies that test on animals only when mandated by government regulations and are actively seeking alternatives to animal testing.

Supporting Evidence:

Colgate-Palmolive is on the “Working for Regulatory Change” list of PETA

Colgate’s product safety and research policy

The document cites the efforts of the company towards eliminating animal testing completely.

Company Description

Colgate-Palmolive Co. engages in the manufacturing and distribution of consumer products. It operates through two segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment provides oral products such as toothpaste and toothbrush, mouthwashes, as well as dental floss and pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care such as liquid hand soap, shower gels, bar soaps, deodorants and antiperspirants, shampoos, and conditioners; and home care solutions that include household cleaners, dishwashing liquids, fabric softeners and other related products. The Pet Nutrition segment is specialized in pet nutrition products for dogs, and cats sold among pet supply retailers, and veterinarians. The company was founded by William Colgate in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, NY. [Source: MarketWatch]

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