NEW YORK (December 10, 2003) Ė The Colgate Palmolive Company today announced the launch of expanded website resources for vegetarian consumers seeking ingredient information about Colgate consumer products.Colgate has offered a number of consumer products free of animal derived ingredients and has shared this product information with all consumers seeking it.With more consumers seeking such products, the Company is committed to making consumer identification and selection of these products easier.


Additional information will now be available on-line at to highlight company products free of animal derived ingredients.As part of this expanded information program, the Company will also provide additional brochures and fact sheets and make its specially-trained Consumer Affairs representatives available for phone inquires.


In announcing these new resources, Colgate thanked consumer class action attorney Harish Bharti and his clients for their encouragement and assistance in this disclosure, and the development of the consumer information and specialist training materials.


Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Household Surface Care, Fabric Care and Pet NutritionIn the U.S., Colgate sells its quality products under such nationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Ajax, Irish Spring, Softsoap, Murphy Oil Soap, Ultra Brite and Fab, as well as Hillís Science Diet and Hillís Prescription Diet pet foods.For more information about Colgate-Palmolive and its products, visit the companyís web site at