Clorox commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Clorox has long championed people to be well and thrive, and that includes our longstanding commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

We reduced our solid waste to landfill by 45% between 2007-2019. More than a decade ago, we were the first major CPG company to voluntarily disclose ingredients in household and commercial cleaning, disinfecting and laundry products. And minority and female representation on our board has consistently exceeded the average for Fortune 500 companies since we began benchmarking in 2016.

Today, we’re announcing another ESG (environment, social, governance) milestone: science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly by 2030 and a commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Specifically, our 2030 targets aim to:

  • Reduce emissions from our operations (Scopes 1 & 2) by 50%
  • Reduce emissions from purchased goods & services and use of sold products (Scope 3) by 25%

Science-based targets (SBTs) are emissions-reduction goals in line with what the latest climate science says is needed to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Our SBTs were approved by the Science Based Target initiative — an organization that promotes best practices in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets.

Both targets are relative to a 2020 baseline and are absolute reduction goals. That means we’re working to reduce total emissions below 2020 levels even as we grow our business. How will we get to net zero? This will require a significant effort and innovative thinking. We’re still developing our roadmap, but we’re committed to getting there.

Our commitment to climate action is integrated into our IGNITE strategy because we understand the link between our societal impact and long-term value creation. People can only thrive if the planet is healthy. These goals not only advance our corporate strategy, they are also tangible examples of how we live up to our purpose and values.

For more information on our climate commitments, check out our latest press release.