Earlier this month, Clorox announced its adoption of the Preferred Ingredient Calculator and expansion of its Ingredients Inside program to include specific fragrance components. To provide more insight on this announcement, we caught up with Catharine de Lacy, Clorox’s vice president of Global Stewardship, who leads our global product safety, regulatory, environmental, public health and outreach activities.
When people ask me what I do at my internship with The Clorox Company, my answer might surprise them. I’m not filing papers all day, leading projects no one else wants, or going on coffee runs. Instead, I am responsible for writing stories for the company’s intranet, quarterly newsletter and annual report. I’ve toured manufacturing facilities, attended training sessions for Clorox employees, participated in the company’s community outreach efforts and even shared a lunch with CEO Don Knauss.
Research fellow Scott Mobley spends a lot of time thinking about the safety and sustainability of Clorox’s products and packaging. A member of the Global Stewardship team, Scott uses his degree in pharmacology/toxicology, as well as his deep and varied product knowledge, to share information and best practices with fellow employees, retailers, eco advocacy groups, government regulatory agencies and fellow consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies.
Inspired by his mother’s lifelong volunteerism, corporate counsel Adam Brink approached general counsel Laura Stein shortly after she joined Clorox in 2006 to discuss starting a pro bono program through which Clorox attorneys, paralegals and administrative personnel could volunteer their legal services to low-income residents. With the leadership of Associate General Counsel Sheldon Quan, they drafted a mission statement, established a pro bono committee and identified some initiatives.
Photo Series Debuted With NYC Announcement of Expanded Household Composting
May 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On average, Americans send about half of their waste to landfill. Focused on spreading awareness about this eye-opening issue, The Glad Products Company sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio's newest photo series, a project called "Waste in Focus," that takes a real life, moment-in-time look at what eight families around the country are recycling, composting and sending to landfill in a recent week.
PLEASANTON, Calif., March 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The long-term care industry faces a multitude of challenges when it comes to keeping residents happy and healthy, including maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of the 1.5 million infections estimated to occur in long-term care facilities each year.1,2 Clorox Professional Products Company recently surveyed U.S. adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility and found they cite the risk of infection as a top concern,3 among other things — further attesting to these unique challenges.
Today, theguardian.com posted a poll about company values, and as I was answering the questions a few things struck me. The first two questions asked “Have corporate values gained prominence at your workplace in the last year? … In the last five years?” I answered no for each — although I didn’t think “No” reflected that our values actually are very important.
This post was written by Danielle Freeman, World Class Manufacturing resource manager.
Imagine how satisfying it would be to prompt a kid to say “Thank you for making science something I want to know about again” — especially if you’re a scientist yourself. Clorox employees like me, who volunteer in our Science Education Program, actually hear words like that from the students we work with.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has received the Most Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosure Policy Award by Corporate Secretary magazine. The award recognized the company’s 2011 annual report “Think Outside the Bottle,” which was Clorox’s first time to combine its financial, environmental, social and governance performance in one report.