We are committed to offering safe and effective products in the more than 50 markets in which we do business around the world, and the same standards for quality and safety are applied worldwide. We are proud of our 135-year safety record.
We made a decision to phase out triclosan from our cosmetic and personal care products. Although scientific evidence supports the safe use of triclosan in consumer products, we made this decision based on the preferences expressed by some of our customers for products without triclosan. We are no longer using triclosan in new product development and have begun replacing it in existing products. Relative to our complete product portfolio, only a small number of products were impacted by these actions.