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 Taking Responsibility For our Supplier's Environmental, Social and Ethical Practices

  • Achieve 90% targeted at risk supplier participation in our global responsible sourcing program by end of 2020.
  • Source 100% of palm oil-based ingredients from RSPO certified mass balance material by the end of 2025.
  • Purchase 97% of palm oil ingredients traceable to mills. We are committed to managing 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 600 suppliers, the majority of which are located in North America. All of our 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.