Our Approach to ESG Governance
Our Approach to ESG Governance
Clorox’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) governance starts at the top, with oversight of our ESG efforts from our board and senior management team, and extends down to the grass-roots level, where sustainability is embedded into our employees’ day to day operations.
Our ESG progress is overseen by our ESG Executive Committee and managed by a cross-functional ESG Core Team and Sustainability Center. Execution is driven by our enterprise teams and business units who share responsibility for our IGNITE ESG goals, which are part of our integrated IGNITE strategy.
As part of our due diligence processes for corporate and business development matters, we also review the ESG profiles – including the risks and opportunities – of potential partners and acquisition targets to understand alignment with Clorox’s purpose, expectations and IGNITE strategy.
Clorox Board of Directors’ Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee
The Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee oversees Clorox’s ESG matters and compliance and is updated at least quarterly on ESG-related priorities. The full board of directors receives regular ESG updates on key topics.
Clorox ESG Executive Committee
The ESG Executive Committee, comprised of Clorox’s EVP, Chief Growth Officer, EVP, Chief People and Corporate Affairs Officer and SVP, Chief Legal Officer — each reporting to Clorox’s CEO — oversees the execution of our ESG priorities and ensures our business strategy considers and optimizes our ESG work.
Clorox ESG Core Team
The ESG Core Team drives enterprise-wide ESG priorities, connects and amplifies the ESG work being led by multiple teams throughout the company, and ensures broad organizational awareness across E, S and G. This team is comprised of our Chief Sustainability Officer; VP, Global Corporate Communications, ESG Integration & Crisis Management; VP, Inclusion & Diversity; VP, Global Stewardship; and other representatives from various functions.
The Sustainability Center
The Sustainability Center is responsible for defining, driving and tracking progress against Clorox’s enterprise-wide environmental goals as well as driving ESG integration into our business units. This cross-functional team serves as an enabling organization, building capability and supporting business units and functions in delivering both corporate and business unit goals. The Chief Sustainability Officer leads the Center, with executive oversight by the SVP, Chief Growth Officer, who reports to Clorox’s CEO.
Business Unit Leadership Teams
Each business unit leadership team, led by their VP – General Manager – is responsible for defining and achieving a strategic sustainability plan for its portfolio of brands that will help deliver corporate IGNITE ESG goals and advance its brands towards becoming a sustainable business. Each business unit leadership team designates a sustainability champion to lead its sustainability agenda.
Employee Environmental and Social Sustainability Groups
Clorox has multiple teams of passionate employees leading the way to integrate environmental and social responsibility into Clorox work and culture. From our Eco Warriors who initiate and execute environmental workplace initiatives, to our Employee Resource Groups that are integral to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, to our GIFT Ambassadors who champion donating time and money to worthwhile causes, our employee-led groups have played an especially important role in elevating ESG within Clorox and helping us deliver our bold sustainability aspirations.