OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 16th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. This list recognizes public companies with outstanding corporate responsibility performances in 2014.
"Corporate responsibility has been integral to the way we’ve done business for years,” said Clorox CEO Benno Dorer. “Our employees work hard to drive our commitments and progress in environmental, social and governance issues, and this ranking is meaningful recognition of those efforts.”
By Bailey Doyle and Alice LaViolette, Business Committee Co-Chairs of Support, Heart & Opportunity for Women (SHOW), Clorox’s Employee Resource Group that was founded in 2006 and now has over 500 members worldwide.
In honor of Earth Day this month, Clorox employees have pledged to adopt new behaviors that save an aggregated 163,000 gallons of water, 5,000 pounds of landfill waste, 28,000 pounds of CO2 and 11,000 kilowatt-hours of energy.
Clorox was recently recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite – Gold Level by the American Heart Association for promoting physical activity, nutrition and a culture of wellness. We reached out to HR’s Miriam Lewis to talk about some of the educational and physical activity programs Clorox has launched in recent years to encourage employees to make healthy lifestyle choices.
What are some of the things Clorox is doing to encourage employee to increase their fitness?
In addition to leading customer capability development and sports marketing, vice president Troy Datcher is also busy encouraging diversity awareness at Clorox and his alma mater. A former co-chair and now member of Clorox’s ABLE (African-Americans Building Leadership Excellence) employee resource group, Troy recently joined the board of trustees for Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and serves on the development and alumni parents committees. His goal is to help the college with its recruitment, retention and reconnection with students and alumni from diverse backgrounds.
Ms. Matthews, a client of the East Bay Community Law Center, is a black, single mother of three living in Oakland public housing. She has worked hard to create a stable life and home for her family despite often lacking resources. However, when Ms. Matthew’s 16-year-old son was arrested, she faced an impossible decision: ban her son from the family home or keep her family intact but risk eviction and homelessness.
November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Clorox Company has earned a top rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a nationally recognized benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace.
Since 2006, Clorox has earned a perfect rating on the CEI and has been named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
Patrice Sherman and John Cogswell contributed to this post.
Some 15,000 new worker bees have swarmed the Burt’s Bees® office.
Literally. The Burt’s Bees® team has installed the largest observation beehive in North Carolina in the wall of its Durham lobby. Glass observation panels make life inside the six-foot by two-foot hive life visible to those visiting the offices and people passing by outside.