Clorox Diversity Efforts Recognized

This post was written by Jen Dozier, a communications specialist in the Clorox Corporate Communications department.

Two magazines have recognized Clorox in their special August 2013 issues for promoting inclusion in the workplace and employment opportunities for those who have served in the U.S. military. Hispanic Network Magazine named the company to its Best of the Best list for diversity, while U.S. Veterans Magazine recognized Clorox on its Best of the Best list for veterans.

The magazines polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies to compile their “Best of the Best” lists.

The goal of the annual evaluations is to not only bring the latest information and guidance to readers, but also to encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies. They also work to open up immediate, lucrative employment, business and supplier opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans and veteran business owners.

The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm’s agents and/or affiliates. This year, more than 250 companies and institutions participated.

“The companies that make our Best of the Best list are committed to helping individuals and small businesses realize a better future by providing an inclusive environment for employment and subcontracting,” said Mona Lisa Faris, president and publisher of the Hispanic Network Magazine. “Because of their efforts, Hispanic representation is on the rise in all areas of business.”

Adds Faris, who serves in the same role for U.S. Veterans Magazine: “It is our firm belief that veterans possess the character, discipline and skills that every business can profit from. This magazine was created to support our troops, and we are proud to recognize other businesses that are also making veterans a priority.”

Jen has worked at Clorox since 2005 and currently manages CloroxWeb. Away from work, Jen spends as much time as possible with her beautiful baby girl and husband, baking, scrapbooking, traveling and reading.


2 responses to “Clorox Diversity Efforts Recognized”

  1. Diverse Business says:

    Clorox like so many others do “very” little” for and with small diverse business across all industries. Their supplier diversity team has confirmed in writing as much. These awards are bogus and set up the stage for “Clorox” to feel comfortable with do little to nothing.

  2. Simone Strydom says:

    Clorox is committed to working with suppliers who reflect the increasingly diverse consumers of our products. By ensuring all suppliers have equal access and opportunities, we gain insight and perspective on what’s important to consumers.
    Our supplier diversity program identifies, advocates and tracks our spending with minority, women, service-disabled and veteran-owned business enterprises, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business owners in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
    In the past five years, Clorox has more than doubled the amount of diverse suppliers we do business with and quadrupled the amount of spend with diverse suppliers. We have implemented a Tier 2 Diversity Initiative that has generated an additional annual spend of $55M. As a result of our Supplier Diversity Initiative we have tripled the amount of diverse businesses that we spend over $1M with each year.
    In an effort to find more opportunities for diverse suppliers, Clorox is a member and actively participates in diversity organizations such as NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council) and WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). Our commitment to Supplier Diversity is a company-wide focus, and we will continue to partner with and engage diverse suppliers in our sourcing opportunities.

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