No. 35 | Colgate-Palmolive | DiversityInc Top 50

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Colgate-Palmolive moves up one spot this year. The company operates based on its three values: caring, global teamwork and continuous improvement. Diversity contributes significantly to Colgate-Palmolive’s global goals, according to the company: “Global business success requires Colgate people to be diverse in all the respects of the populations we serve worldwide.”


  • Women in Senior Leadership: 19.7% more than the Top 50
  • Asians Among Those Promoted Into Management: 10.3% more than the Top 50
  • Blacks, Latinos and Asians in Total Management: 22.3% more than the Top 50


Ian Cook

Chairman, President and CEO

“The diversity of our global workforce has been an enormous source of strength for Colgate in the past and remains paramount to our success in the future. At Colgate, accountability and ownership for diversity is everyone’s job because it takes a collective effort to foster a truly inclusive work environment that respects and values differences and unique contributions.”

Eugene Kelly

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion

“Colgate’s strong culture of inclusion continues to be a key driver of innovation and overall engagement around the globe. Our Senior Team’s commitment to recognize, value and leverage the differences that make each Colgate person unique, is vital to the connection we share with our customers and the global communities we serve. This is an important key to our future success.”



U.S. Headquarters: New York, N.Y.

Global Employees: 34,409

Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 36