Colgate-Palmolive My Phuoc Plant

Binh Duong, Vietnam
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139,530 sq m
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Colgate-Palmolive’s Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy stems from our purpose: We are Colgate, a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for people, their pets and our planet. The My Phuoc plant is aligned with our corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives as part of a long term business strategy. At the Colgate My Phuoc facility, we are dedicated to minimizing our environmental impact. We have carried out numerous tasks in accordance with the GBCI TRUE handbook in an effort to decrease our overall waste generation, as well as to divert more trash from landfills, and into recycling and reuse. This included implementing a food waste composting program, working closely with stakeholders to reduce inbound and outbound packaging waste, training all employees and subcontractors on zero waste, organizing a dumpster dive activity on site, eliminating non-recyclable/non-reusable waste, and finding alternative recycling/reusing ways for non-recyclable waste.

Our program's highlights include switching the rPET (recycled PET) roll cover from two layers of plastic with non-recyclable paper to one layer, changing and reusing the corrugated shipper, planting vegetables, giving clean leftover food as gifts, and reducing electronic waste by giving it back to the employee when it reaches the end of its life cycle. By offering these benefits to employees, this project not only lessens trash but also promotes the circular economy. Our zero waste efforts also benefited significantly from Colgate's sustainable packaging program where all our product packaging is converted to recyclable materials, helping to increase the plant's diversion rates to recycling. Our waste reduction program outcomes reflect how everyone working at the Colgate My Phuoc plant cares about our environment and adopts a zero waste mindset.

“By 2025, we aim to achieve 100% TRUE certification for our global operations, including manufacturing sites, technology centers, strategic offices and owned warehouses,” says Ann Tracy, Chief Sustainability Officer. “With enthusiastic teams, collaborative partners and this comprehensive approach to waste reduction, we’re confident we can make it happen.”

Learn more about Colgate's sustainability efforts.