About The Clorox Company

At Clorox, we work together to ensure we're running our business with a focus on integrity and quality, guided by our core value of doing the right thing every single day. We know choices we make have a significant impact on people, our planet and our communities. That's why we're continually strengthening our commitment to Corporate Responsibility, focusing on five pillars: People, Products, Performance, Planet and Purpose.

May
20

Honoring Fallen U.S. Soldiers on Memorial Day

Memorial Day Honor Table-BELLEBy Paul A. Escajadillo, Associate Marketing Manager – Litter

Paul Escajadillo served over seven years on active duty as an airborne-qualified non-commissioned officer in U.S. Army Special Operations Command, deploying to Ecuador and Colombia in South America and twice to Afghanistan. He’s the recipient of the Combat Action Badge and two Bronze Star medals, in addition to other awards and decorations. Immediately following his military service, Paul attended Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He joined Clorox in September 2015. Since joining Clorox, Paul has chartered and launched three new cat litter projects ranging from new sizes to new lightweight and scented Fresh Step® products. He’s executive officer (XO) of Clorox’s VetNet Employee Resource Group.

For many of us, Memorial Day is a holiday to enjoy time with family and friends away from work — the unofficial start to summer. We may grill with Kingsford® charcoal and KC Masterpiece® barbecue sauce or brave the crowds for the opening of a summer blockbuster movie.

But for more than 7 percent of Americans who are U.S. military veterans, Memorial Day has a more sacred meaning. Memorial Day, unlike Veterans Day, is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in our nation’s military. Read More …

May
19

Making a Safer Choice

Safer Choice logoClorox was just named a recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency Safer Choice Partner of the Year award. Below, we talk with Bill McCormick, Clorox Research Fellow – Global Stewardship R&D, about the value of third party certifications in the green cleaning space and why Clorox supports the Safer Choice program.

Tell me a bit about what you do at Clorox.

I’m a toxicologist by training; I came to Clorox in 1985 as the fifth person in the Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance group. Today we are about 60 people located around the world. I’m currently focused on external-facing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relationships and regulatory change initiatives. I like to improve our ability to comply with regulations. Sometimes that means changing the regulation and sometimes it’s working with the EPA to change policy. I love my job.

What is the EPA Safer Choice program?

Safer Choice is a certification program run by the EPA. It started out as Design for the Environment (DfE) in the 1990s to develop greener chemical choices for product manufacturers. In the mid 2000’s, the EPA began a third-party certification process that allowed the use of the DfE logo directly on products. They have set up strict criteria for qualification of chemicals that have better environmental and human health profiles than other chemicals. Last year, the EPA rebranded DfE to Safer Choice with a new logo that’s easier for consumers to understand. Read More …

May
10

Learning on the Job

By Cassandra Peltz, Clorox College Program Coordinator

Clorox R&D STEM recruiting day_LitterTo recruit the best employees, it pays to invest in people up front — even before they join your team.

Clorox Research & Development and college recruiting recently hosted a “Day on the Job” event at our Pleasanton, California, campus for a diverse group of engineering students from UC Berkeley and UC Davis. These college students were all ages, pursuing different engineering programs and degrees. The goal was to expose them to a typical Clorox workday to get them excited and interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) career — ideally here at Clorox. Read More …

May
3

Surviving the Ecuador Earthquake

Ecuador earthquake - Claudia SellersClaudia Sellers works for The Clorox Company in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Following is her first-hand account of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador April 16, and its aftermath. The earthquake killed more than 650 people and injured more than 16,600. The cost of the damage is expected to exceed $3 billion.

By Claudia Sellers, administrative assistant for The Clorox Company in Ecuador

I thought I would not survive.

Saturday night, April 16, was one of the most horrible nights of my life. I thought I would die.

I was at a mall with a girlfriend; it was crowded. My girlfriend and I decided to go to the food court, and while we ate, we felt the floor move. At first, we weren’t afraid because we knew this was an earthquake-resistant building that frequently moves when heavy vehicles pass. When we realized that the movement was increasing, we stood up. Around us, people began shouting and praying. I looked for the nearest emergency exit and noticed part of the food court structure collapsing. Read More …

May
3

Sobrevivir el Terremoto en Ecuador

Ecuador earthquake - Claudia SellersClaudia Sellers trabaja para Clorox Company en Guayaquil, Ecuador.  A continuación compartimos como vivió el  devastador terremoto de magnitud 7.8 que azotó a Ecuador el 16 de Abril así como las consecuencias del mismo. El terremoto en Ecuador dejó un saldo de más 650 fallecidos, más de 16.600 heridos y un costo aproximado en daños que excede los $3 billones de dólares.

Por Claudia Sellers, asistente administrativa
Pensé que no sobrevivía.

La noche del sábado 16 de abril fue una de las noches más horribles de mi vida, pensé que moriría.

Me encontraba en un Centro Comercial con una amiga, el lugar estaba abarrotado de gente. Mi amiga y yo decidimos ir al patio de comidas y mientras comíamos empezamos a sentir que el piso se movía, en un primer momento no nos asustamos debido a que sabíamos que era un edificio sismo resistente que normalmente se mueve con el pasar de vehículos pesados cerca del lugar.  Cuando nos percatamos que el movimiento se incrementaba nos levantamos de la mesa.  La gente alrededor  comenzó a gritar y a rezar. Yo busque  la salida de emergencia más cercana y mientras lo hacía pude notar que parte de la estructura del patio de comidas comenzaba a colapsar. Read More …

Apr
29

Clorox’s Aplicare Helps AmeriCares Care for Victims of Cyclone Winston

AmeriCares logoClorox is grateful that our products can help organizations like AmeriCares with their disaster relief efforts. AmeriCares is an emergency response and global health organization that saves lives and builds healthier futures for people in crisis in the U.S. and around the world. Since their founding in 1979, AmeriCares has distributed more than $12 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries. For more information on AmeriCares’ activities in Fiji and to learn how you can help, visit the AmeriCares website.

By AmeriCares

For two days last February, Cyclone Winston — the strongest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere — battered Fiji with 185-mile-per-hour winds, killing more than 40 people.

By the time Cyclone Winston spun out to sea, the powerful storm had damaged or destroyed at least 30,000 homes, caused an estimated $500 million in destruction and left 350,000 survivors in need of assistance.

Within days, an AmeriCares emergency response team arrived to report damages and assess health needs. AmeriCares began shipments of medical aid from its Connecticut warehouse and headquarters. Read More …

Apr
18

Supporting Red Cross Giving Day

By Deborah Napierski

Clorox supports red cross giving dayDid you know that nearly every 8 minutes, the American Red Cross responds to a home fire or other disaster — that’s almost 70,000 disasters each year. They help families that have lost everything — the roof over their heads, their clothes and their most cherished possessions

On April 21, American Red Cross supporters will join together for the second annual Giving Day. The aim is to spark the largest single day of fundraising in Red Cross history (outside of major disasters) and make a difference for tens of thousands of families impacted by emergencies. Will you help spread the word about this incredible day? Read More …

Apr
15

Kingsford: Smaller Environmental Footprint, Bigger Value

By David Creamer, manager – Environmental Sustainability at Clorox
Kingsford logoAs the leading U.S. charcoal brand, the Kingsford® name is synonymous with grilling. Thanks to continued innovations in our manufacturing processes, which enable us to further reduce our environmental footprint, the brand is also becoming synonymous with sustainable manufacturing. Read More …

Apr
12

Garbage Sorting: Think Before You Toss

By Diana Wang, associate marketing manager – Glad brand

Glad_sorting_compostable waste_ infographicNot sure what goes into the green, blue and black bins at work or home? Want to decrease your carbon footprint and trash collection costs? The Glad brand is here to help.

In 2013*, Americans generated roughly 254 million tons of trash — the equivalent of 4.4 pounds of trash per person each day. Of that, only 34.3 percent got recycled or composted. What does that mean? It’s the equivalent of each person recycling or composting only 1.5 pounds of the 4.4 pounds of waste they generated every day.

In honor of Earth Month, the Glad brand has created these sorting charts to help you navigate the confusing garbage sorting process. Let’s partner together to make a positive impact by decreasing our carbon impact. Read More …

Apr
6

Contributing to World Health

By Sheila Kimball – Sales Specialist, Clorox Professional Products Company 

World HealthAplicare, part of Clorox Healthcare, is proud to support MAP International and the fight to improve world health.

MAP International is a global health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities.  It was established in 1954 by the late J. Raymond Knighton, who worked with medical missionaries around the world.  Since its founding, MAP has delivered over $5 billion in medicines and medical supplies to those in need. It serves more than 10 million people in 100+ countries each year.

MAP International contacts Aplicare when it needs specific medical products. Whenever possible, Aplicare meets these requests, also providing surplus products, discontinued products or products nearing their expiration date we won’t be able to sell. Read More …

Apr
6

Women’s Leadership: What’s in It for Men?

Matt Laszlo, Clorox Chief Customer OfficerThe Network of Executive Women‘s NEW Leader magazine’s latest issue focuses on why men should champion gender diversity in the workplace, and includes Matt Laszlo, Clorox’s Chief Customer Officer.

Here we offer a companion Q&A that goes a bit deeper with Matt into why he supports women’s leadership and creating a culture of inclusion. Read More …

Mar
29

The Power of Inclusion

By Marites Dagdag, General Manager – Clorox Philippines

In celebration of International Marites Dagdag on Women's LeadershipWomen’s Day, the IBM Women’s Network Group in the Philippines (IMA), held a town hall with the theme “I am a Woman: I Pledge for Parity.” Over 200 women IBMers participated at the event to celebrate diversity and gender parity. I was one of four Filipina CEOs invited by IMA to the forum.

It was a privilege to share with this group the Clorox strategy on people, best practices on diversity and parity and our company values. Our mission at Clorox is simple yet powerful: to make everyday life better, every day. And this applies equally to our diversity and inclusion programs for employees as it does to our products. We exceed the average among the Fortune 500 of women in board, executive, managerial and nonproduction roles — and in some cases far exceed the average.

That’s important because I’ve seen how experiences, skills and insights from all types of backgrounds enrich the workplace culture, improve employees’ effectiveness and satisfaction and ultimately contribute to our performance in the marketplace.

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Mar
28

Proud to Have LGBT Allies

By Jonathan Weisman, Scientist – R&D

LGBT Ally award Out & Equal 2016 Momentum gala

One thing we can learn from LGBT advocates throughout history is that the work of making progress for inclusion of all people continues every day. Here at The Clorox Company, we are privileged to work among leaders who truly embrace that spirit.

Last week, Erby Foster, director of diversity & inclusion, was recognized at Out & Equal’s 2016 Momentum Gala Dinner as an “Outstanding Ally” of the LGBT community; he’s pictured second from the right in this picture from the event. I, along with members of our Clorox PRIDE LGBT employee resource group (ERG), was proud to see Erby recognized for consistently creating a culture of inclusion for all Clorox employees and giving a strong voice to the LGBT community. Erby helps guide all of Clorox’s ERGs — from our women, Asian and African American ERGs to Clorox PRIDE.

As a leader of Clorox PRIDE, I can attest to the strong value that Erby and all our LGBT allies bring to the workplace. These allies are individuals who have a deep-rooted belief in equality and diversity; they exemplify Clorox values every day by working to make our offices and facilities all around the globe inclusive and respectful. Knowing LGBT employees have the support of co-workers and friends enables us to be our whole selves at work. We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of all our LGBT allies at Clorox, including Erby. Read More …

Mar
22

Safe Water Project: Doing Well by Doing Good

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By Naomi Greer, Associate Director  Corporate Communications

Clean Water, Safe Water Project, World Water Day

There are two Perus. One is the modern business center in the capital of Lima. The other, about 500 miles north, are the rural communities in the Tambogrande District of Piura, where there is no infrastructure to provide access to safe drinking water. The contrast between the lives of Peruvians with and without access to safe water was the linchpin behind a recent campaign by our office in Clorox Peru that showed how companies can do well by doing good.

The campaign was built around the Clorox Safe Water Project, which provides diluted bleach dispensers at communal water sources in these rural communities to eliminate bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. Although the project — which was developed through a partnership with local nonprofit organization PRISMA — had been in place for almost four years, there was little awareness of it in the more urban areas of the country.

The Clorox Peru team knew many of the 26 million Peruvian people who had access to safe water in Peru wanted to help the 4 million people who didn’t, but they didn’t necessarily know how. Our approach was to encourage them to continue doing what they were already doing (buying bleach) so they could “help the helpers” and become part of the solution. The more they bought, the more they could feel they were contributing toward the Clorox Safe Water Project and what it stands for. Read More …

Mar
22

Proyecto Agua Segura: Creciendo con Responsabilidad

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By Naomi Greer, Associate Director – Corporate Communications, The Clorox Company

acceso a agua segura, Proyecto Agua Segura, Día Mundial del Agua

Una niña en Perú ahora tiene acceso a agua apta para el consumo gracias al Proyecto Agua Segura

Una niña en Perú ahora tiene acceso a agua apta para el consumo gracias al Proyecto Agua Segura

Hay dos clases de Perú. Uno moderno en el centro de la capital de Lima. Y el otro aproximadamente a 500 millas norte, donde se encuentran las comunidades rurales del Distrito de Tambogrande de Piura. Hoy en día ellos no cuentan con la infraestructura necesaria para proveer agua segura para el consumo humano. El contraste de la vida de los peruanos con y sin acceso a agua segura fue el motor de la campaña que realizó recientemente nuestro equipo de Clorox Perú, demostrando que las compañías pueden crecer realizando actividades benéficas.

acceso a agua segura, Proyecto Agua Segura, Día Mundial del Agua

La campaña fue basada en el Proyecto Agua Segura, que consiste en proporcionar dispensadores de lejía en los centros comunes de recolección de agua de las comunidades, para que éstos puedan eliminar las bacterias y virus del agua que ocasionan distintas enfermedades. Este proyecto, desarrollado en conjunto con la ONG Prisma, ya tiene 4 años operando. Sin embargo había muy poco conocimiento del mismo en las áreas urbanas del Perú. Read More …