Colgate-Palmolive has a strong and
longstanding commitment to sustainability.
By 2020, the global oral care, home care,
personal care products and pet nutrition
company aims to reduce water intensity
in its manufacturing operations by half,
energy intensity by one-third and absolute
greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent, all
over a 2002 baseline.
Its Mission Hills plant in Guanajuato Estate,
Mexico, is one of the world’s largest
toothpaste facilities. It also produces
deodorant, and dish and bar soaps. With a
strong culture of sustainability, the Mission
Hills plant does all it can to conserve water.
It is a zero liquid discharge site that recycles
its treated wastewater for use in the plant’s
utilities and landscaping. Prior to working
with Ecolab, cleaning and sanitizing
the plant was a manual, hot water-only
process that consumed significant time,
water and energy.