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Consumer Packaged Goods

Project Types

Engagement and Behavior Change, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Supply Chain, Sustainability and Energy Management Strategy




New York, NY


Sally Lindel Funt connected Colgate-Palmolive’s sustainability and business goals by refreshing resources to support site energy reduction initiatives and developing resources for achieving retailer sustainability certifications for products.


To align with Colgate-Palmolive’s purpose as “a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet”, the Global Sustainability, Supply Chain, and eCommerce teams enlisted Sally to advance two projects focused on aligning sustainability and business goals.

The first was to refresh the eLearning and Guidebook resources that support energy reduction initiatives at manufacturing sites, and the second was to develop an approach to and resources for brands and markets to utilize to certify products through retailer sustainability certification programs.


Sally approached the two projects by:

  1. Engaging and collaborating with stakeholders: Connecting with stakeholders from across the organization and beyond was vital for identifying pain points, process integrations, goals, recommendations, and opportunities.
  2. Reviewing, updating, and developing actionable resources: Although the resources were developed at the global level, they will be implemented by employees at the site, brand, and/or market level. Sally brought together learnings from stakeholders, existing internal materials, and external sources into valuable, immediately actionable resources including an Energy Reduction Hub, a certification toolkit, implementation plans and KPIs, recommendations for global leads, and more.
  3. Preparing teams for implementation: Both projects will move into the implementation phase after Sally’s fellowship, so it was important for Sally to again connect with stakeholders to hand off the resources for their use in implementation.

Potential Impact

Sally’s work will help Colgate-Palmolive live out its purpose by providing actionable resources to support its global teams in connecting sustainability and business goals to simultaneously drive emissions reductions and commercial growth.

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