Our approach to ESG governance

Our approach to ESG governance

Clorox’s 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 operations and our employees’ day-to-day activities.
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.



Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee

The Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Clorox board of directors oversees Clorox’s ESG matters and compliance and is updated at least quarterly on ESG-related priorities. The full board receives regular ESG updates on key topics.

ESG Executive Committee

The ESG Executive Committee oversees the execution of our ESG priorities and ensures our business strategy considers and optimizes our ESG work.


ESG Core Team and The Sustainability Center

The ESG Core Team drives enterprisewide ESG priorities, connects and amplifies the ESG work being led by multiple teams throughout the company, and ensures broad organizational awareness across environmental, social and governance priorities. This team is composed of our chief sustainability officer, as well as the chief diversity and social impact officer, chief communications officer, vice president of global stewardship and other representatives from various functions.

The Sustainability Center

The Sustainability Center serves as a cross-functional enabling organization, building capability and supporting business units and functions in delivering both corporate and business unit ESG goals. The head of sustainability leads the center, with executive oversight by the chief legal officer, who reports to Clorox’s CEO.

Business unit leadership teams

Each business unit leadership team, led by its 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 groups

The company 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.