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.


Profitable and Responsible Growth for All Stakeholders

Clorox issued its fiscal year 2015 Integrated Annual Report this week. Following is an excerpt from Benno Dorer’s CEO letter.

Clorox CEO Benno DorerFellow Stakeholders:

I’m deeply honored to be leading The Clorox Company. We have a strong foundation with a healthy core business and momentum behind our categories and market shares. We also have highly engaged and talented employees as well as a diverse portfolio of leading brands that fulfill our mission to make everyday life better, every day, for people around the world. We’ve come a long way since 1913 when the company started with five people and one product in Clorox® bleach, and we’re at a pivotal point in building an even bolder future. Read More …


Volunteers Help in Crafting a Happily Ever After at Children’s Fairyland

By C.J. Hirschfield, Executive Director of Children’s Fairyland

Shoev2When you run a popular theme park geared toward unlocking young children’s imaginations like Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, California, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day: scraped knees, puppet shows, animals, summer camp — you get the idea. It’s very difficult to step away and thoughtfully reflect on the many business challenges we face in an effort to ensure the relevancy of our 65 year-old nonprofit, located in the heart of a vibrant urban city. Read More …


Clorox Healthcare and APUA Fight Spread of Drug-Resistant Infections

Clorox-Healthcare-infection-control-2By Brad Ferris

In the U.S. alone, we have an opportunity to prevent more than 600,000 infections and close to 40,000 deaths over the next five years. How? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), by adopting better national infection control practices and antibiotic stewardship efforts.1 The CDC estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause two million illnesses and approximately 23,000 deaths each year in the United States alone2 and without significant changes in infection control and the prescription of antibiotics, the spread of drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) will increase.

We want to be a part of the solution, and that’s why Clorox Healthcare and the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) are partnering to help educate the healthcare community on comprehensive infection control practices that aid in reducing the spread of infection in healthcare facilities.  Read More …


Finance Volunteers Deliver Great Returns at EOYDC

By Hillary Le, Clorox Finance Team

eoydc-buildingAside from an unusual number of empty desks, it seemed to be a regular day at the Clorox’s Oakland and Pleasanton offices.

A BART and bus ride away, though, the scene at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) told a different story.  It was, in fact, not a regular work day for most for most San Francisco Bay Area Finance employees. The Clorox Finance team was celebrating its First Annual Day of Service at EOYDC, an Oakland nonprofit Clorox helped to establish 37 years ago and which the company and its employees continue to support.

EOYDC’s mission is to empower and develop underprivileged youth and young adults (ages 6-24) for higher education, employment and a richer, more fulfilling adulthood. It has just finished building a new facility that will allow it to serve 1,000 more students a year — a 50 percent increase — and the official ribbon cutting was scheduled for Sept. 29. In the meantime, this was moving day.

“This building represents a fresh start. Everybody deserves a fresh start,” says Savannah, a student at EOYDC. “Since we are in the heart of Oakland, this symbolizes change for everybody.” Read More …


Meet the Inventor: Scientist Maria Ochomogo, Mother of Green Works® products

By Lindsay Riddell


Scientist Maria Ochomogo points out two of her patents on the Clorox wall of patents. It was a high school class when she first arrived in the U.S. that hooked Maria on chemistry.

It was a high school class when she first arrived in the United States that hooked Maria Ochomogo on chemistry.

“I think I probably would have been a scientist in Cuba, too, but I’m not sure I would have had the opportunity to work in nice companies like Clorox and to work on patents,” says Maria, whose family immigrated to the United States when she was 14-years old. Read More …


Engineers, Ambassadors and Beekeepers, Oh My! Supporting Education at Clorox

Ana-Lizet is a painter who plans to major in bioengineering. Joe is majoring in public health, and Joseph is studying aerospace engineering. There’s also Tyler, an agricultural ambassador and Sonora, a mathematics major and beekeeper.

All talented and all headed off to school with support from Clorox scholarships and Clorox people. Read More …


Navin Kunde on How Clorox Embraces “Open Innovation” to Develop Breakthrough Ideas

Navin KundeAt Clorox, innovation is key to the company’s 2020 Strategy. In fact, Clorox employs a team dedicated to discovering innovative ideas both internally and externally. Some team members act as ambassadors to outside firms, developing mutually-beneficial relationships with companies like Google.

Among the leaders of this discipline is Navin Kunde, Business Networks Leader for Clorox Research and Development’s Open Innovation Networks. He has a Ph.D. in engineering that, 15 years ago, guided him to a position in industrial product development. After earning an MBA in general management, Kunde’s work as a consultant for seven years gave him deep insight into how organizations function and, “how hard the tasks of innovation and growth can be for even the best companies,” he says. It was an epiphany for Kunde. “I decided that if I truly wanted to have an impact, I needed to return to industry,” he said. So Kunde joined Clorox in 2011 to be an open-innovation ambassador, connecting Clorox employees not only with coworkers in different departments but also with external experts whose experience and insight can help improve Clorox’s products and processes.

We asked Navin a few questions about his role and open innovation at Clorox. Read More …


Clorox’s Aplicare Helps AmeriCares Treat Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Clorox 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 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $12 billion in humanitarian aid to 164 countries. The following article originally appeared in AmeriCares’ Nepal response newsletter and has been reposted with their permission. For more information on AmeriCares’ activities in Nepal and to learn how you can help, visit the AmeriCares website.

By AmeriCares

On April 25, a powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people, injuring many more and, in minutes, destroying homes and decimating the health system. Landslides blocked roads, cutting off access to remote mountain villages. Read More …


The Clorox Company Foundation: 35 and Looking Good

By Nichelle Rachal, Senior Community Relations Consultant

The Clorox Company was honored to be included in the San Francisco Business Times’ list of top corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area on July 23. The timing couldn’t be more relevant; 2015 also marks the 35th year of The Clorox Company Foundation, a significant milestone for an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities where Clorox employees live and work. And our commitment continues to grow! Founded in 1980 with an initial investment of $200,000, the foundation now boasts an estimated $4.3 million in annual giving for Fiscal Year 2015. Read More …


The White House Conference on Aging – A Perspective from Clorox CEO Benno Dorer

By Benno Dorer, CEO of The Clorox Company

Benno DorerOn Monday, July 13, I had the honor of attending the White House Conference on Aging. The conference was timely as 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. That’s particularly relevant, given in the next 50 years, the number of Americans age 65 and older is expected to more than double, and the number of people age 85 and older is expected to triple. In light of these facts, it was valuable to participate in conversations covering such themes as healthy aging, services that can help Americans remain independent as they age, as well as retirement security.

That’s where Clorox comes in and why I was invited to attend the conference. The main way America’s workers save for retirement is a job-based 401(k) plan. However, effective retirement programs are far from the norm. In fact, only an average of 78 percent of U.S. workers with access to an employer-based program participate in the plan. And, about one-third of American workers don’t have access to a retirement plan at work. While workers without access to a workplace plan can save on their own using an IRA, only a small fraction does so. Read More …


Activating Millennials Through Safe Water

By Molly Steinkrauss, Associate Marketing Director of Public Relations, Digital and Media for Clorox Bleach​

#SafeWaterProjectIf you asked a millennial to describe bleach, words that may be mentioned include whitening, strong and chemical. In fact, many people may be unaware of bleach’s role outside the laundry room.

As millennials start to take on new responsibilities – marriage, kids, home ownership – we knew it was important to change their perception of bleach as a powerful solution for their cleaning and laundry needs. We needed to connect with them on a higher level with an issue that took place outside of their home – safe drinking water. Read More …


How Hidden Valley Invited Families to #LoveYourVeggies to Benefit the YMCA of the USA

By Kelly Pirie, Public Relations & Digital Strategist

Hidden Valley LoveYourVeggiesIt’s dinnertime and an all-too-typical scene unfolds: broccoli is pushed around the plate, steamed carrots go cold and cauliflower doesn’t stand a chance. Many would suspect kids as the primary culprit of these eating habits, but in most households parents are just as guilty with adults only consuming vegetables 1.6 times daily, falling far below the recommended 5-9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables[1].

A call to eat fresh veggies shouldn’t only be recognized on Fresh Veggies Day (June 16) or National Eat Your Veggies Day (June 17) but all year round. Last fall, Hidden Valley launched its #LoveYourVeggies campaign, which brought together chefs, nutritionists and parents to share their tips, recipes, anecdotes, expertise and more, to help families get real about how they eat and start chatting about carrots, yakking about yams and raving about radishes. Creativecontent lives at www.LoveYourVeggies.com. Read More …


Clorox Helps with Texas Flood Relief

American Red Cross By Deborah Napierski, Community Relations Manager

Floods from heavy rains in Texas and Oklahoma have left more than 20 people dead and displaced thousands. We at the Clorox Company are grateful that our Texas-based employees are safe; however, our hearts goes out to all those affected by this natural disaster.

To assist Texas flood victims in the recovery process, we are providing needed products as requested by the Red Cross, including nearly 15,000 bottles of Clorox® liquid bleach. We will continue to monitor the situation and do what we can to help. Read More …


Clorox Brands Make a #GreatAssist to U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

By Molly Steinkrauss, Associate Director, PR

Soccer GladBig or small, there is always a great assist that makes it all possible. Like players who rely on each other to score a goal, parents across the U.S. think of Clorox’s brands as their “Great Assist” helping to get dinner on the table, keeping their families healthy and clean, and their food fresh. This 2015 soccer season, Clorox wants to celebrate and inspire more assists both on and off the field.

Starting June 4, four Clorox brands – Clorox®, Glad®, Kingsford® and Hidden Valley® – are coming together as official partners of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Through a multi-brand, social media campaign called #GreatAssist, consumers are invited to share their own “great assist” story or tip on Twitter for the chance to win Clorox prize packs. Along the way, the four brands will be sharing their own #GreatAssist tips to help make the summer soccer season that much more delicious, clean and fun. Read More …