Our environmental governance starts at the top, with oversight from our board and senior management team. To drive progress against our IGNITE ESG goals and ensure compliance with environmental regulations, we have embedded environmental governance into our operations, sourcing and R&D functions.
Governance in Our Operations
The Clorox Environmental Compliance Team is responsible for managing and implementing our environmental management system (EMS). The environmental impact of Clorox operations is owned by the Clorox Product Supply Leadership Team, with environmental coordinators at each manufacturing plant responsible for local activities, including implementing compliance programs and executive tasks related to the EMS. Plant managers are responsible for helping to ensure overall compliance at their sites.
Environmental Management System
All Clorox facilities follow a customized EMS that tracks, reports and enables continuous improvement to help advance the company’s sustainability goals. The EMS also includes a task management system designed to identify and track compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
Regulatory agencies at both the federal and local level inspect all of our manufacturing facilities, focusing on the health, safety and environmental compliance of our production lines. Clorox also ensures an external or internal audit is conducted at all Clorox-owned manufacturing facilities at least once every two years, led by the company’s Global Safety and Environmental Team. Our Product Supply Organization provides employees with general environmental education and subject-specific training related to their roles, including annual regulatory training, which is also tracked in our EMS.
Governance in Our Supply Chain and R&D
Beyond our own operations, the Global Strategic Sourcing Group within Product Supply owns sustainability commitments specific to our upstream supply chain, and the Product Regulatory Team owns environmental compliance of Clorox’s products and packaging. Business unit general managers and their teams own the environmental impact of our product portfolio, while the R&D Product and Packaging team executes product and packaging environmental improvements.