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How Colgate-Palmolive Company Uses Aqueduct

Colgate-Palmolive Company (C-P) uses Aqueduct as the main source of data to identify water risk and inform water stewardship strategy across its value chain. For example, C-P has mapped key agricultural raw material suppliers on Aqueduct to monitor both current and future water stress and engage accordingly on water stewardship and data collection. Within the company’s four walls, Aqueduct is used to determine the level of water stress in manufacturing facilities. Water stress scores are factored into C-P’s decision-making alongside water cost and volume when prioritizing water efficiency investments. Lastly, the largest share of Colgate-Palmolive Company’s water footprint happens when consumers use their products. C-P uses Aqueduct’s Country Rankings of Domestic Baseline Water Stress, alongside other internal and external metrics, to identify key consumer markets facing water stress.