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.


In Ebola Crisis, Medicine and Gear Saved Lives

Contributed by AmeriCares

With Care, a Baby Survives Ebola

When a tiny 18-month-old baby girl arrived at the Ebola treatment unit in Sinje, Liberia, last February, she remained unconscious for four days. As the staff cared for the baby, they worried: It is rare for children this young to survive Ebola.

AmeriCares-Ebola-survivor-2Limited by the time they could be in full protective gear and with the baby, doctors also watched the tiny patient on security cameras. “We were never sure if she was breathing or not, so we would zoom in on her stomach to see if it was rising and falling,” says the treatment center’s medical coordinator Dr. David Wasambla. Read More …


Corporate Equality Index: What a 100% Score Really Means

By Simone Strydom

Clorox-employees-talk-equalityClorox has earned a top score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace.

Clorox is one of 77 U.S. companies to have earned a perfect score on the CEI every year since 2006 and is one of 407 U.S. companies to earn top marks this year. With its 100 percent score, Clorox has also been designated a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

We reached out to a few Clorox employees, including members of the PRIDE employee resource group, to get their thoughts on Clorox’s performance on the CEI. Read More …


Clorox Healthcare is Supporting Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – You Can Too

By Rosie Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc
Head of Clinical Affairs – Clorox Healthcare

Rosie Lyles

Antibiotics are meant to help treat or prevent bacterial infections, but their effectiveness is diminished when they are used incorrectly. In fact, inappropriate antibiotic use is estimated to account for 20 to 50 percent of all antibiotic use.1 “Inappropriate” use can mean either:

  1. The use of antibiotics when no health benefit is possible, such as to treat upper respiratory tract infections caused by viruses; or
  2. The suboptimal use of antibiotics for responsive conditions, such as the choice of drugs with an unnecessarily broad spectrum, an incorrect dosage or duration or poor patient adherence to the prescribed treatment.2

An estimated 80 percent of all antibiotics are used in the community outside of hospitals, meaning in outpatient settings such as clinics, health posts and private physicians’ offices.3 In hospitals, even when a specific pathogen is identified, many patients are still given broad-spectrum antibiotics. Because these drugs are effective against a wide range of pathogens, they may contribute to the spread of resistant strains of many non-target organisms. In a two-year study with six hospitals, only 59 percent of patients received appropriate clinical cultures and were placed on antibiotic therapy. However, by the fifth day of therapy, 66 percent of antibiotic therapy regiments remained unchanged, even though 58 percent of patients had a negative clinical culture, indicating that antibiotic therapies should stop.4 Read More …


Celebrating Our Veterans

VetNet-LogoOur expanding network of nearly 400 veterans is a source of tremendous pride for Clorox. On this Veterans Day, we celebrate our employees and all veterans nationwide. We thank you for your service and sacrifices,  and we thank your families for their continuous support before, during and after your call of duty.

We invite you to meet four of our veterans, as profiled by Clorox Associate Marketing Manager and Army Veteran Paul Escajadillo. Read More …


Choosing Taste, Not Waste

Taste-Not-Waste-Chef-Tom-ColicchioBy Molly Steinkrauss

​Americans waste 28 percent of the produce they bring home. That adds up to $500 thrown away each year.

We want to stop that waste.

The Hidden Valley® brand, a longtime advocate of getting kids and parents alike to love their veggies, is now trying to get families to love all of their veggies, including the weird and the wilted. We’ve partnered with restaurateur and food activist Tom Colicchio for the Taste Not Waste Campaign, an effort to fight food waste. Through the program Chef Colicchio will be providing original recipes and tips to help families cut down on their waste in the kitchen. Read More …


Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards Highlight Best Practices

By Steve Ludwig, Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation recognized four organizations with its third annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards at the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference: The Clorox Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Paper Converting Machine Company for their leadership in applying a holistic approach to safety maturity across their organizations.

“This year’s recipients display a true commitment to safety maturity across their organizations,” said Mark Eitzman, safety market development manager, Rockwell Automation. “They’ve gone beyond approaching safety as a means to maintain compliance, and are embracing it at every level to achieve overall business goals.” Read More …


United Nations Global Compact: Doing Good is Good Business

Endorser Logo_gradient_blue_RGBBy Aileen Zerrudo, Director – Corporate Communications

This week Clorox became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest organization that’s bringing companies, NGOs, governments and other stakeholders together to advance the most important sustainability issues in the world as reflected in the organization’s Ten Principles.

We announced this news at a local event held by the United Nations Association of the East Bay where Clorox was one of three companies recognized with a Global Citizen Award for our sustainability and corporate responsibility work in recent years. Joining UNGC marks an important milestone for the company. We first published our Corporate Responsibility (CR) Strategy in 2010, and it reflected — and still does — a comprehensive set of commitments across our company – from human rights and product safety to transparency, environmental sustainability and contributions to communities where we operate. Read More …


Antibiotic Stewardship: A Global Homogeneous Infection Control and Prevention

Rosie Lyles Head of Clinical Affairs Clorox HealthcareBy Rosie Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc
Head of Clinical Affairs – Clorox Healthcare

This week is International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), which takes place the third week of October. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) leads the yearly campaign to raise awareness of the role infection prevention plays help patients, families, and healthcare professionals better understand their role in preventing infections.

As we focus on preventing infections this week, let’s reflect on antibiotic stewardship. For many years, antibiotic stewardship has been an “intra-hospital” or a regional infection control and prevention program. However, decreasing antibiotic effectiveness has risen from being a minor problem to a global threat; regardless of a country’s income or the sophistication of its healthcare system. Countries are now forced to rethink and improve implementation to their antibiotic steward programs (ASPs) from a regional to a global incentive to implement core competencies for infection control and prevention. There are two trends are contributing to a global scale-up in antibiotic consumption¹: Read More …


Ten Tips for Working on Virtual Teams

By Sacha Connor, Associate Brand Director

Sacha Connor Clorox Virtual Teams ORBITI am a true example of how the way we work is rapidly changing.

I am an associate brand director for The Clorox Company, a large consumer packaged goods company, and for the past five years I have been doing the role from my home office — almost 3,000 miles and two time zones away from our headquarters. Read More …


Get Your Helper’s High on With #GladtoGive

The Glad® brand is making it easy to lighten your load for a good cause with the launch of its Glad to Give program.

GladtoGive giving makes you happy

Inspired by people using Glad® ForceFlex® bags for charitable donations (because they could fill, stretch and stuff those bags with just about anything), the brand has partnered with Donation Town to provide free donation pick ups nationwide.
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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 …