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.

Aug
19

A Brita XPRIZE to Change the World

Brita XPRIZEThe Clorox Company is an XPRIZE Visioneer.

That means our Brita® brand’s sponsoring one of nine teams vying to design the next XPRIZE, a global competition to incentivize entrepreneurs to solve some of the world’s most massive problems.

The Brita team’s designing a prize for universal access to safe water, always — no small feat given nearly 900 million people worldwide lack regular access to safe drinking water. Read More …

Aug
11

Diversity MBA: Clorox No. 3 Place to Work

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

For the second year in a row, Diversity MBA has ranked Clorox among the top three “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” We are honored by this recognition, which affirms our company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Read More …

Aug
4

An Expanded Commitment to Health and Wellness

By Benno Dorer, CEO – The Clorox Company

BennoDorerWe think of Clorox as a health and wellness company.

That’s our heritage dating back 103 years, when we first started selling our namesake, disinfecting bleach. In the century since, bleach has been used again and again to fight disease and support public health. It kills the germs that make people sick from the common cold and flu, and also more serious diseases like Ebola. Bleach purifies contaminated water so it’s safe to drink. It’s used globally in the recovery from natural disasters and to treat water in rural areas lacking infrastructure to treat water, as with our Safe Water Project in Peru.

Well beyond bleach

Nor is bleach the only Clorox product making a significant difference to global health and wellness. Read More …

Jul
27

Capturing the Sun

By Jim Cobelli, Group Manager – Clorox Procurement

Renewable Energy Solar City panels on Clorox Aberdeen distribution centerI’m proud that Clorox has a strategic commitment to environmental sustainability. Better still, so many of our eco wins have driven cost savings or business growth. That’s why it’s so exciting that we’re again achieving business results while conserving resources through a new initiative in the renewable energy space.

Clorox is working with SolarCity, America’s No. 1 solar energy provider, to complete solar photovoltaic projects at three Clorox sites in the U.S.:  our regional distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland, our manufacturing plant in Aberdeen, and our manufacturing plant in Fairfield, California. Read More …

Jul
22

Meet the Burt’s Bees Natural Launchpad Winners

NaturalLaunchpad_Logo_FAnd then there were 10.

The good folks at Burt’s Bees have examined the entrants and whittled a group of almost 200 Burt’s Bees Natural Launchpad aspirants to 10 winning companies. Representatives of these early-stage companies will descend on The Hive, the Burt’s Bees office in Durham, North Carolina, on July 27 for a day of mentoring, networking and inspiration. Read More …

Jul
15

Making Affordable Products for Low-income Shoppers

By Lindsay Riddell

Clorox LOOP productsAt Clorox, we’re making more products that are affordable to a budget-conscious consumer.

We have a wide variety of low-price items — we call them LOOP products, for “low-out-of-pocket.” These are our popular branded products in smaller, more affordable sizes. Consumers can find them at single-price-point retailers like Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only, at discount retailers like Wal-Mart and at some small grocery and convenience stores.

“We understand that folks who are extremely budget-conscious still want our brands,” says Chris Warren, Director of Sales. “For those consumers, we create smaller sizes that allow them to buy our brands without having to pay for a two-month supply.” Read More …

Jul
7

Clorox Joins The Forest Trust to Enhance Palm Oil Sourcing Efforts

TFT logoBy Naomi Greer

The Clorox Company took another important step toward meeting the goals outlined in our Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment this month, becoming a member of The Forest Trust (TFT) to help us transform our palm oil supply chain. TFT has extensive experience helping companies like ours enhance the sustainability of their products and practices. TFT will help us navigate the complex landscape of palm derivatives and palm oil sourcing. Read More …

Jul
6

Houston Plant Gives in Times of Need

Manuel P 2016_Houston_mugBy Arnold Mallett, Clorox Houston Plant Manager

The Clorox Company is a proud supporter of the American Red Cross and other nonprofits that aid in disaster recovery efforts. While all of our facilities are proud to donate product in times of need, our bleach plant in Houston, Texas, has played an outsized role in providing bleach in the wake of natural disasters across the U.S. Recently, devastating floods have inundated Texas, and Clorox has donated two truckloads of Glad® trash bags and three truckloads of Clorox® bleach at the request of the American Red Cross. Here, we catch up with Arnold Mallett, our Houston plant manager, for a first-hand account of how it feels to manufacture the bleach used in disaster recovery and why the Houston plant is so quick to give back. Read More …

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 …