Particulate Matter VOCs, SOx and NOx
Clorox is committed to ensuring our facilities are compliant with our air permits that limit the use and release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrous oxides (NOx) wherever required by federal, state and local government regulations. As part of that process, we submit annual emissions inventory reports to state agencies, and the information is available to the public.
We also look for ways to reduce particulate matter VOC, SOx and NOx emissions. We have several projects underway to make our manufacturing practices more efficient and are currently investigating new reduction technologies for potential future implementation.
Clorox uses a minimal amount of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in its equipment and manufacturing processes, and we are diligent about recycling, reusing and minimizing F-gases.
The primary F-gas that we use is Tetrafluroethane (R134a) in our industrial refrigeration system. The R134a in our industrial units and plant facilities works in a closed-loop system. When we service our industrial equipment, we have certified technicians who capture R134a and then return it into the system after maintenance servicing.