Colgate Pamolive (
Sales (2007-2008) =Rs.1500 crores (rounded off)
Net profit after tax =Rs.230 crores (rounded off)
CSR Budget= Not Available
Karmayog 2008 CSR Rating: 2/ 5
Colgate & the Community
Colgate employees worldwide share a commitment to the three core corporate values: Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. These values are reflected not just in the quality of our products and the reputation of our Company, but also in our dedication to serving the communities in which we do business.
Colgate – Palmolive
For the past five years, Colgate in partnership with Pratham, has set up libraries for the underprivileged children in economically backward areas in Mumbai, to encourage and inculcate the habit of reading among these children. Colgate firmly believes education will empower these children for the future and help them to explore new avenues.
· Making a Difference Together
This is what some of our donors have to say about their payroll giving experience, that allows our employees to donate towards social causes that benefit the less privileged. Colgate in partnership with the NGO, Navnirmiti, introduced ‘Universalizing Active Mathematics’, to make learning of Math easy. This is a pioneering teaching method aimed at demolishing the mental block among school children. This programme is conducted at Municipal schools in and around Powai.
· Dominic Savio Summer Camp
Celebrating joy of fun for 27 years
Colgate has been sponsoring the Summer Camp at the Dominic Savio since 1981. The camp is attended by students of the school as well as children from the nearby hutments. Almost 400 children between 6-16 years of age benefit from the creative workshops that are conducted at the camp. Children as they grow come back to conduct these camps as volunteers to help spread the joy.
· Smiling Moments
For the past four years, Colgate has been sponsoring the Inter-Mumbai Cricket Tournament for the physically challenged organized by Omkar Krida Mandal, an NGO. This is an event that salutes the spirit of these undaunted sportsmen who despite their disability play with a fierce competitive spirit.
· Running For a Good Cause
This was the third year of Colgate’s participation in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon held on 20th January 2008. This year 56 participants put on their running shoes to participate in the big event to run for a cause. This year Colgate supported Network in Thane of People living with HIV/AIDS (NTP+), an NGO. The contribution/pledges supported the education and nourishment of the children infected & affected by HIV/AIDS thus allowing them to live a life of dignity
· Sharing Joys
For the past several years,
· Caring Community at Baddi
Welfare of the local community is an integral part of our values around the world, and we respect the contribution made by our employees. At the plant in Baddi, our employees volunteer their time and effort to support community initiatives.
Ø Lending a Helping Hand:
Volunteers demonstrated their commitment to society by creating a safe and protective environment for the children of the Government Primary and Secondary School in Jharmajari, HP. They helped in construction of the boundary wall of the school. Entry of vehicles was restricted in the area, so the children are safe from external dangers and can now play fearlessly within the school compound. The volunteers also maintain the ecology of the school premises by maintaining the greenery. Team work of this kind is even more satisfying when the time and effort invested has made such a difference to the children.
Ø Building Environmental Awareness:
Every year, our employees at Baddi invite children from the local schools in Jharmajari to celebrate the ‘Environment Day’. These children are educated to create and sustain healthy natural outdoor spaces.
Ø Oral Health programme:
To create awareness and promote the importance of good oral hygiene, free dental check ups were carried out for the children at Kinnaur district. In addition about 15,000 dental health packs of toothpaste and toothbrushes were also distributed to children. Close to 5000 childrens' lives have been touched till date, through this programme.
· Colagate Oral Health Month – October 2008
1) Public Dental Check-ups
Ø In – clinic check-ups
Ø Factory check-ups
Ø School dental camps
Ø Mobile Vans
2) Oral Hygiene Awareness Activities
As a responsible corporate citizen, Colgate has been at the forefront in spreading awareness about good oral hygiene. Believing that the Mouth is the gateway to good oral hygiene, Colgate with its initiatives like Bright Smiles Bright Future™, the School Contact Programs in practice since 1976 and with the introduction of the Oral Health Month in 2004, has left no stone unturned to contribute towards the oral health of the nation.
3) Little Dentist Program
At Colgate, we believe in instilling oral hygiene habits from an early age. This year through the “Little Dentist Program”, Colgate seeks to make children the true ambassadors of Oral Health. An estimated 1.5 Lakh children from 190 schools across 7 cities will learn about good oral health practices and also help in spreading the message of good oral hygiene to the community.
Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health educational programme worldwide was developed to teach children positive oral health habits of basic hygiene, diet and physical activity. This programme also encourages dental professionals, public health officials, civic leaders and, most importantly, parents and educators to come together to emphasise the importance of oral health as part of a child's overall physical and emotional development.
Under this programme, conducted by
The Teachers Training Programme is an integral part of the School Dental Health Programme, conducted regularly across the country to promote preventive dental health care. Colgate also launched its first-ever online school curriculum featuring fun and entertaining activities. For more information, visit www.colgatebsbf.com.
Teachers Training Program
Training in the basics of oral health care is imparted to school teachers. This helps them play a significant role in preventive oral care by inculcating good oral care habits in the students. The Teachers Training Program forms a vital part of the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program.
Till date, 2,35,000 teachers have been trained under the program.
National Oral Health Program
Colgate Professional Program
Key to the success of Colgate's efforts at improving oral care in
The Program works towards improving oral health awareness and oral care on a mass scale. Leveraging the dedicated and voluntary efforts of the dental profession, oral care awareness is created and spread through appropriate mechanisms such as exhibitions, the use of audio-visuals, lectures, demonstrations, teacher training Programs and the organisation of dental health weeks and check-up camps. The message of good oral care is additionally reinforced through the distribution of attractively designed and user friendly patient education materials.
Ø "World No Tobacco Day" observed
In Mumbai, population has always been one of the city's major struggles. While the number of hospitals treating cancer has grown & the number of patients thronging these facilities has grown even faster, there is little attention being paid to cancer education.
Colgate actively and closely supports the efforts of Professional Dental Associations to continuously update the knowledge and skills of dental professionals through various fora. Colgate today is the major sponsor of almost all Dental Conventions, Seminars, Conferences and specialised workshops. In collaboration with the Indian Dental Association, IDA-Colgate Continuing Dental Education Programs are regularly organised all over the country, exposing the practicing dental professional to the latest advances in dentistry.
The Colgate-IDA BDS Scholarship
In the field of academics, Colgate encourages striving for excellence by instituting Gold Medals for students topping in the BDS final examination at the university level. Additionally, IDA-Colgate scholarships are awarded at the college level to students who top in each year of the BDS course. Research grants are also provided to meritorious students undertaking post-graduate research work. The top merit holders in each of the four years receive cash prizes and certificates.
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Colgate Pamolive (
Powai, Mumbai - 400 076.
Phone : 22-67095050
Fax : 022-25705088
Website : http://www.colgate.co.in/
Industry Sector: Personal Care
Products / Services: Toothpastes, brushes
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