WHO WE ARE
Who we are is everything we do, everything we stand for and everything we bring to you and your homes each and every day.
Nature is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the foundation and inspiration for each product and every formula. From our very first soap 100 years ago, to our latest ranges, we put nature at the centre of all of our products.
Our work in communities
Now, more than ever, we have a global responsibility to help protect people throughout communities. We work closely with public health officials, academia, local schools and clinics in disadvantaged communities to educate children and their parents about the health and hygiene benefits of washing their hands with soap.
Through our global Handwashing Programme, we provide educational materials and product samples to schools and communities who need it most. And for those who we can’t always reach, we create awareness of the benefits of handwashing through global advertising and public relations campaigns. It’s our commitment to making the world a healthier, happier place.
Each formula we create is gently crafted to care for your skin, leaving it feeling soft and loved.
We care for our planet as much as we do for you. That’s why we’re committed to using carefully selected and responsibly sourced ingredients, many of which have also been sustainably sourced.
Our Delightful Fragrances
With a blend of delicate fragrances in every product designed to uplift, you can indulge in some quality time with yourself and reconnect with nature.
Our Intriguing textures
From silky smooth gels to luscious velvety foams, we’ve created a range of gentle, intriguing textures to stimulate your senses.
Making habits fun
Keep your hands protected and cared for with our simple, effective 6-step handwashing guide.
1. Apply soap to wet hands.
2. Rub hands palm to palm.
3 & 4. Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
5. Rotation rubbing.
6. Rinse hands with water.
We work to make our formulas naturally good for the people and for the planet
Natural world & Sustainability
Our Responsible Sourcing Commitment
We’re committed to caring for people and the planet. That’s why we source materials and services responsibly, based on our four pillars: protecting the environment, ethical labour practices, the health and safety of people and business integrity. We implement programmes and continuously review and evaluate our policies and suppliers, making sure our ingredients are always responsibly sourced in the best possible ways.
OUR RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION
The way we make our products is as important as what we put into them. That’s why we’re working towards our zero waste target by reducing the amount of energy and water we use to create the products you love. So far, we’ve achieved GBCI TRUE Zero Waste certification at 20 plants on 5 continents, and we’re constantly working towards the same goal for our other plants. We work closely with a number of partners who help us on the journey to reach our responsible production ambitions. To learn more about what we’re doing and who we’re working with, click here.
Our commitment to nature extends beyond the ingredients and fragrances we carefully select. We’re also committed to finding better, more sustainable ways to use, reuse and recycle our plastic packaging. We’re working hard to create a circular economy for our plastics. That means not creating single use plastic. Once our packaging is created, we want to reuse, recycle and repurpose it for as long as possible. To do this, we try to use transparent plastic bottles as often as we can, because these can be reused in more ways than coloured bottles.
Our recycled, transparent plastic bottles are slightly greyish because of the recycling process, and we don’t use colourants to cover that. If we did, it would compromise the quality of the plastic and they wouldn’t have as many uses once they go into the recycling system again. We haven’t achieved the perfect circular economy for our plastic packaging just yet, but with each passing month and year we get better at it and do more for us, for you and for the earth.
Photo credit: Daniele Zompatori
How you can help
Reducing waste at every stage of a product’s lifecycle is important to sustainability. But we can’t do it alone. With your help, by recycling our products and packaging, we can achieve our goals. Read your Palmolive product label and check your local recycling rules to learn more about how to recycle our Palmolive packaging.