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Environmental sustainability data archive

Environmental sustainability data archive

Since establishing our first environmental sustainability strategy in 2008, we’ve made significant progress in reducing our environmental footprint across our operations, both on an absolute basis as well as on an intensity — or per case of product sold — basis. We have also made progress driving sustainability in other areas that are priorities to our business, including our products and packaging and supply chain.

Clorox is a member of CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project), a not-for-profit organization that runs a global system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage disclosure of their environmental impacts. As part of our commitment to transparency, we annually report our GHG emissions, water management and climate change strategies and progress through CDP. A complete listing of historical reports can be found on the CDP website. Our most recent reports are also shown here:

GOAL: ↓ 20% by 2020
RESULT: Met or Exceeded

Using 2011 as our baseline, we set new goals to reduce our GHG emissions, energy consumption, water consumption and solid waste-to-landfill by 20% (per case of product sold) by 2020. As of 2018, seven years into our nine-year goal period, we exceeded three of the four goals and were on track to deliver all goals by 2020, having reduced:

  • GHG emissions by 33%
  • Energy by 18%
  • Water usage by 21%
  • Waste-to-landfill by 21%

These are additional reductions, measured on a per-case-of-product-sold basis versus 2011, on top of reductions attained between 2008 and 2011.



GOAL: ↓ 10% by 2013 for Energy, GHG Emissions, Water; 20% by 2013 for Waste
RESULT: Met or Exceeded

With 2007 as our baseline, we embarked on achieving our first set of goals by 2013. Four years into our six-year goal period spanning 2008 to 2013, we exceeded three of our four goals. Specifically, we surpassed our:

  • GHG emissions reduction goal of 10% (per case of product sold) by 6% points
  • Water reduction goal of 10% (per case of product sold) by 4% points
  • Waste-to-landfill reduction goal of 20% (per case of product sold) by 7% points

This allowed us to reset our goal period at the end of 2011, two years ahead of plan.



Aside from the goals set during our strategic goal periods described above, we have also set additional environmental goals and tracked data in areas that are priorities to our business:

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