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.

Jun
30

The Business of Inclusion

By Miriam Lewis, Principal Consultant, HR – Diversity & Inclusion

Clorox diversity and inclusion circleAt Clorox, we believe that diversity and inclusion are basic business practices.

Beyond being the “right thing to do,” creating an inclusive environment brings distinct business advantages when it comes to breakthrough ideas and understanding consumers.

A decade ago, in June 2006, Clorox started a new chapter in its commitment to diversity and inclusion with the formation of five employee resource groups (ERGs). Several hundred employees based primarily in our California offices were involved. Today, Clorox has seven ERGs and two business resource groups boasting more than 2,000 active members and allies in 10 locations around the world.

Their purpose: to drive diversity and foster an inclusive environment that supports employees, represents our consumers, attracts great talent and supports a growth culture. Read More …

Jun
24

Proud to Wear a Rainbow

By Reza Rahaman, VP — Clorox R&D
Burt's-Bees-Rainbow-Pride-GLSENThe Burt’s Bees brand is celebrating Pride month and uncapping love with its first-ever LGBT-targeted product.

As someone passionate about innovation, and as the executive sponsor of Clorox’s PRIDE employee resource group, I could not be more proud of our Burt’s Bees® Rainbow Pride Packs.

At The Clorox Company, we’ve been talking about the benefits of diversity and inclusion for a long time. Well, Rainbow Pride Packs really are a tangible statement on how diversity and a culture of growth can drive innovation. They’re the intersection of product, marketing and our company’s social values. Read More …

Jun
14

Workplace Safety Is a Journey, Not a Destination

By Annette Cleaver, Corporate Safety & Health Manager for North American Manufacturing
Workplace safety graphicEver wonder what it takes to maintain a world-class safety record?

At The Clorox Company, we take safety very seriously. It’s a key component of our business culture, something we talk about daily. We’re proud of our world-class recordable incident rate (RIR) of 0.54 in calendar year 2015, and of how many of our sites have logged weeks, months, and in some cases even years, injury-free. These are hard-won achievements.

Still, a focus strictly on outcomes glosses over the behind-the-scenes work and daily commitment that go into a stellar safety record.  Nor does it recognize those sites that may have injuries, but do an abundance of great work to keep those numbers to a minimum.

That’s why we’re starting to shift the conversation at Clorox away from numbers and outcomes to the efforts behind them. While we’ll always report the numbers — they’re both important and required, we feel a proper discussion of safety must be more holistic. It should focus on the safety process and reinforce the daily commitment that true workplace safety demands. Read More …

Jun
3

Battling Mosquito Breeding Sites

By Naomi Greer

Zika Protect Yourself from MosquitoesWith summer approaching in the U.S., the warm weather creates an ideal environment for mosquitoes. These unwelcome guests at your barbecues, ballgames and other outdoor activities are not only a nuisance but also capable of carrying disease.

There are some steps you can take to protect yourself from mosquitoes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should wear long clothing, keep mosquitoes outside, sleep surrounded by a net if you aren’t in a protected area, use insect repellent and eliminate sources of standing water around the home, where mosquitoes tend to breed and lay their eggs. Read More …

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 …