The Clorox Company is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2020 sales of $6.7 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid-Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags and wraps; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products; and RenewLife®, Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality Calm™, NeoCell® and Stop Aging Now® vitamins, minerals and supplements.
Commitment to Sustainability
As a company with a presence in 9 out of 10 American homes, Clorox is taking the opportunity to make a difference in consumers’ lives by fully integrating ESG into their IGNITE business strategy to drive good growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible. The EPA recently named Clorox as a Safer Choice Partner in 2020. Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global as well as the U.S. Plastics Pact. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, named to the 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings, Barron’s 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, among others. Over 3% of Clorox’s market cap is comprised of long-focused, ESG-screened funds who seek to own companies that invest in acting responsibly and steadily, an unusually high number relative to peer companies. In 2019, Clorox rolled out an ambitious set of ESG goals integrated into their strategic business choices. These goals were developed to ensure that Clorox remains a leader in corporate responsibility.
THESIS Assessments Results
Historically, Clorox has used THESIS to report back to retailer customers. In order to maximize value from their THESIS assessments, Clorox is beginning to integrate THESIS into their business units and customer teams to better understand their sustainability progress, identify brand and category level opportunities for continuous improvement and ultimately meet Clorox’s corporate ESG IGNITE goals for people, planet and product.
- The THESIS Assessments help Clorox evaluate the relationship between their Corporate ESG goals and the impacts that their brands have on those goals.
- THESIS helps Clorox better understand how “sustainable” their brands are in the marketplace by seeing their rank within the sub category.
- The THESIS data allows Clorox to identify gaps, opportunities for improvement, and where they might best engage their supply chain.
- Clorox has committed to a 50% reduction in virgin packaging by 2030, 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025, double plastic PCR in packaging by 2030, and 100% of plants zero-waste-to-landfill by 2025.