We remain laser-focused on meeting unprecedented demand for our disinfecting products, and we’re encouraged by some of the progress we’ve already made. People should be able to find Clorox® regular (disinfecting) bleach back on their store shelves now. And our Pine-Sol® original multi-surface cleaner received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for kill claims against the virus that causes COVID-19, giving consumers another option for disinfecting.
We’ve been pushing as hard as we can to expand production. We’re making record numbers of disinfecting wipes, shipping nearly 1 million packages to stores every day. As soon as they’re on shelf, people scoop them up. This is not surprising given the continued worsening trends of COVID-19.
By February, we should be shipping 1.5 million wipes packages a day — an additional 50% increase — and expect continued supply improvement through summer of next year. Overall, we’ll be shipping more than 2 million disinfecting products a day.
As a health and wellness company providing disinfecting products to support public health around the world, we take very seriously the role we play during this pandemic. We’re running our manufacturing facilities 24/7 and have added more than 10 new external manufacturers since January to help maximize product output. We’re also focusing on products that can be made faster and on efforts to expedite products to retailers.
We continue to leave no stone unturned in our response to this ongoing, elevated demand.
Updated: December 2020