Responsible Sourcing

We are committed to managing our operations in a responsible and sustainable manner by upholding high ethical standards, continually evaluating our environmental impact, creating a safe workplace, and vigilantly maintaining our commitment to responsible sourcing. We have held our position as a trusted provider of household, personal care, and specialty products for over 170 years.

Governance and Ethics

Every Church & Dwight employee is responsible for performing his or her duties with the highest ethical integrity. Our expectations of employees are detailed in our Code of Conduct, on which all employees receive mandatory training at a minimum of every two years. Employees also receive additional training on anti-harassment, anti-bribery, anti-trust, data privacy and security, and other compliance topics, as applicable, to ensure that all dealings and relationships are conducted in alignment with our Code, policies, and applicable legal standards.

Supply Chain

Committed to Improving our Supply Chain’s Environmental, Social and Ethical Practices

  • Assess 100% of at risk suppliers by end of 2021.
  • Source 100% RSPO Certified Mass Balance palm oil ingredients by the end of 2025.
  • Continue to purchase at least 97% of palm oil ingredients traceable to mills.
  • Continue to manage our operations in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Our supply chain is a significant part of our business and more than half of Church & Dwight employees support its day-to-day operations. We directly source from approximately 400 suppliers and contract manufacturers, the majority of which are located in North America. All of our employees and suppliers are expected to comply with our Global Operations Guiding Principles, which were developed based on the principles of internationally recognized human rights and labor conditions and reflect our commitment to sustainable operations.

Palm Oil

We recognize the negative impacts palm oil production can have on the environment and human rights. While Church & Dwight does not directly buy or use palm oil or palm kernel oil in our products, we do use ingredients derived from palm oil and palm kernel oil in products including liquid laundry detergents, gummy vitamins, animal feed products, oral care products, and feminine care products.

Learn more about our Palm Oil Sustainable Sourcing Commitment.

Conflict Minerals

We are committed to ensuring that our products do not contain conflict minerals that have funded armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country. Any supplier found to be in violation of our policies is subject to corrective action, which may include termination of business.

Learn more about our Conflict Minerals Policy.

Supplier Diversity

Established in 2019, our U.S.-based Supplier Diversity Program aims at driving spend growth with certified diverse suppliers by ensuring their inclusion in our Procurement led sourcing process. We joined two of the leading Supplier Diversity Certification organizations, The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and The National Minority Supplier Development Council, to help inform and develop our program’s foundation. We require that diverse suppliers are certified by one of these organizations to be part of our Supplier Diversity Program. Baseline spend was $18.6MM.

Learn more about our Suppler Diversity Program.