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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil
      "Though The Clorox Company uses relatively small amounts of palm oil and palm oil derivatives — less than 0.01 percent of palm oil produced globally each year — we’re committed to ensuring that we don’t contribute to deforestation, peatland destruction or human rights violations in our sourcing communities."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      "As signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, our sustainability commitments reflect our belief in and support of sustainable development.,"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "In looking at the forest commodities in our supply chain, we’ve identified wood-based fiber use and sourcing for our packaging as the areas where we can have the greatest impact on reducing the pressure on natural forests. As well, we recognize that responsibly sourcing palm oil ingredients plays a key role in protecting human rights while conserving the environment including our forests."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper

      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: At least three times per year
      "The Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee (the “Committee”) is established by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Clorox Company (the “Company”) for the purposes of: [...] Assisting the Board in overseeing the Company’s corporate responsibility and sustainability program." This program includes forest commitments on paper packaging and palm oil.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes for at least one commodity
      0/0
      Which commodities does the committee focus on?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      "IGNITE STRATEGY ESG LEADERSHIP AREAS: Executive compensation tied to ESG goals [...] PURSUING BOLD 2030 ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS: 50% Reduction in virgin packaging, 100% Recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025". The company also has ESG goals relating to palm oil - see 2.1.
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 0 defined by number of trees planted
      "As part of a companywide effort to continue to drive greater sustainability and offset our environmental footprint, late last year, a group of 24 employees from Clorox Colombia visited the Predio Yanacona, a large forest protected by local environmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations, to plant 200 trees.Since then, Clorox has sponsored or participated in the planting of more than 2,700 trees that will, over a 20-year period, offset the equivalent of 767 tons of carbon dioxide, or the annual greenhouse gas emissions from our Bogota and Cali manufacturing sites. Clorox is also sponsoring an additional 1,000 trees to be planted by the end of 2015.In addition to offsetting our emissions, we’re aiming to help make a positive contribution towards solving a national deforestation problem, which is affecting as much as 80,000 hectares of wild forests per year. By restoring these forests, such programs also protect important water sources, reduce erosion risk and restore ecosystems by providing natural conditions that allow native animal species to return to their habitat."
  • Commodity score
    45/84
    • Palm oil
      57/84
      • Commitment Strength
        26/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We’re working with our current suppliers to ensure the palm oil and derivative ingredients used in our products are from responsible sources. And, in 2012, we set a public goal that we would source all palm oil ingredients from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified sustainable palm oil or through Green Palm offsets by the year 2020. In 2015, we created a more robust and comprehensive Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment that replaces the goal set in 2012. This new commitment expands the scope of our palm oil ingredient sourcing practices to address three key areas: deforestation and peatland protection, business ethics and human rights, and traceability"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We’re working with our current suppliers to ensure the palm oil and derivative ingredients used in our products are from responsible sources. And, in 2012, we set a public goal that we would source all palm oil ingredients from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified sustainable palm oil or through Green Palm offsets by the year 2020. In 2015, we created a more robust and comprehensive Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment that replaces the goal set in 2012. This new commitment expands the scope of our palm oil ingredient sourcing practices to address three key areas: deforestation and peatland protection, business ethics and human rights, and traceability"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We’re working with our current suppliers to ensure the palm oil and derivative ingredients used in our products are from responsible sources. And, in 2012, we set a public goal that we would source all palm oil ingredients from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified sustainable palm oil or through Green Palm offsets by the year 2020. In 2015, we created a more robust and comprehensive Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment that replaces the goal set in 2012. This new commitment expands the scope of our palm oil ingredient sourcing practices to address three key areas: deforestation and peatland protection, business ethics and human rights, and traceability"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "We’re working with our current suppliers to ensure the palm oil and derivative ingredients used in our products are from responsible sources. And, in 2012, we set a public goal that we would source all palm oil ingredients from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified sustainable palm oil or through Green Palm offsets by the year 2020. In 2015, we created a more robust and comprehensive Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment that replaces the goal set in 2012. This new commitment expands the scope of our palm oil ingredient sourcing practices to address three key areas: deforestation and peatland protection, business ethics and human rights, and traceability"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "By the end of 2020, we’ll require suppliers to secure third-party verification to demonstrate compliance with the following sourcing practices throughout all tiers of their supply chain:Do not contribute to deforestation by conserving and protecting primary and secondary forests, High Carbon Stock1 and High Conservation Value forests across all of their landholdings.Commit to no new development on peatlands, regardless of depth.Use best management practices3 for existing palm oil plantations on peat soils.Prohibit the use of fire for preparation or clearing of land areas.Comply with existing RSPO Principles and Criteria or other equivalent standards."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By the end of 2020, we’ll require suppliers to secure third-party verification to demonstrate compliance with the following sourcing practices throughout all tiers of their supply chain:Do not contribute to deforestation by conserving and protecting primary and secondary forests, High Carbon Stock1 and High Conservation Value forests across all of their landholdings.Commit to no new development on peatlands, regardless of depth.Use best management practices3 for existing palm oil plantations on peat soils.Prohibit the use of fire for preparation or clearing of land areas.Comply with existing RSPO Principles and Criteria or other equivalent standards."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "By the end of 2020, we’ll require suppliers to secure third-party verification to demonstrate compliance with the following sourcing practices throughout all tiers of their supply chain:Do not contribute to deforestation by conserving and protecting primary and secondary forests, High Carbon Stock1 and High Conservation Value forests across all of their landholdings.Commit to no new development on peatlands, regardless of depth.Use best management practices3 for existing palm oil plantations on peat soils.Prohibit the use of fire for preparation or clearing of land areas.Comply with existing RSPO Principles and Criteria or other equivalent standards."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "Our ambition is to work with suppliers of our palm oil ingredients to map the supply chain back to the mill level by the end of 2017 and, subsequently, to the plantation by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Our ambition is to work with suppliers of our palm oil ingredients to map the supply chain back to the mill level by the end of 2017 and, subsequently, to the plantation by 2020."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Our ambition is to work with suppliers of our palm oil ingredients to map the supply chain back to the mill level by the end of 2017 and, subsequently, to the plantation by 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Our ambition is to work with suppliers of our palm oil ingredients to map the supply chain back to the mill level by the end of 2017 and, subsequently, to the plantation by 2020."
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Code of Conduct for Business Partners "is based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and reflects our commitment to advancing Clorox’s ESG goals as well as the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, to which we are a signatory. The UNGC’s Ten Principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Clorox’s business partnersmust respect the humanrights of workers and musttreat all workers withdignity. Clorox businesspartners must: Prohibit harassment, discrimination or inhumane treatment [...] Comply with laws protecting the rights of workers to freely associate [...] Business partners must evaluate and mitigaterisks of human trafficking and slavery in theiroperations, and must not produce goods orservices for Clorox using forced, involuntaryor compulsory labor [...] Forbid unlawful child labor"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Education and training
          "In 2020, we renewed support forEarthworm’s Priority Areas for Transformation (APT) program after joining the APT steeringcommittee in 2019 to allow for direct input on the selection of specific geographic areas fortransformation. APT focuses on land-use planning within the highly biodiverse Leuser Ecosystem inIndonesia that allows program members and other participating stakeholders — including localcommunities, civil society, smallholders, industry and government — to work together to bring aboutsustainable economic growth while protecting a critical ecosystem."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "In addition to the principles within our Code of Conduct, we require these suppliers to:Respect land tenure rights and the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes

            (Downstream only) How many hectares of deforestation and/or conversion have occurred since the commitment cut-off date in the operations of the company's direct or indirect suppliers?: 0 Not specified
            "We’re working with our current suppliers to ensure the palm oil and derivative ingredients used in our products are from responsible sources. And, in 2012, we set a public goal that we would source all palm oil ingredients from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified sustainable palm oil or through Green Palm offsets by the year 2020. In 2015, we created a more robust and comprehensive Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment that replaces the goal set in 2012. This new commitment expands the scope of our palm oil ingredient sourcing practices to address three key areas: deforestation and peatland protection, business ethics and human rights, and traceability"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            In their 2019 ACOP, the Clorox Company report that they used 2,137 tons of palm oil, of which 697 tons were RSPO-certified (32.62%)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "100% traceability to origin refiners for palm oil-derived ingredients from priority suppliers, with an objective for all identified origin refiners to provide transparency to all mills in their supply chains. We continue to engage our priority suppliers on traceability and have made strong progress against our milestone goals. In 2019, we achieved 99% traceability to the origin refiner and 89.3% to the mill with priority suppliers."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification
            "We’re working with our current suppliers to ensure the palm oil and derivative ingredients used in our products are from responsible sources. And, in 2012, we set a public goal that we would source all palm oil ingredients from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified sustainable palm oil or through Green Palm offsets by the year 2020. In 2015, we created a more robust and comprehensive Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment that replaces the goal set in 2012. This new commitment expands the scope of our palm oil ingredient sourcing practices to address three key areas: deforestation and peatland protection, business ethics and human rights, and traceability"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 32.62%
            In their 2019 ACOP, the Clorox Company report that they used 2,137 tons of palm oil, of which 697 tons were RSPO-certified (32.62%)
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO certification and internal against set goals
            "100% traceability to origin refiners for palm oil-derived ingredients from priority suppliers, with an objective for all identified origin refiners to provide transparency to all mills in their supply chains. We continue to engage our priority suppliers on traceability and have made strong progress against our milestone goals. In 2019, we achieved 99% traceability to the origin refiner and 89.3% to the mill with priority suppliers."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 100%

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Clorox business partners must meet or exceed the principles, expectations, and commitments contained in the Code, including: • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations [...] • Safeguarding the environment and reducing the environmental impact of our operations [...] we may ask business partners to execute certifications of their compliance with the principles in the Code. To manage risk in the supply chain, we use various third-party audit criteria to help evaluate suppliers’ overall compliance in areas such as, responsible sourcing, quality, safety and environmental compliance. From time to time, Clorox or its third-party advisors may evaluate business partners’ compliance in areas relevant to the Code, such as financial books and records, responsible sourcing, quality, safety and environmental compliance"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Compliance Hotline - international phone numbers, email, address, website
          "Anyonewho becomes aware of any actual or potentialviolation of the Code or any applicablelaw by any Clorox business partner, or othermisconduct, should immediately reportsuch conduct to Clorox. Business partners,including their employees, may contactClorox directly via either (1) the Cloroxemployee with whom they have a workingrelationship or (2) the Clorox ComplianceHotline, which allows for confidentialreporting where permitted by law.The Clorox Compliance Hotline can bereached using the contact information below."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1,901 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 236 tons

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 12%
          "U.S.: During the first quarter of calendar year 2020, we conducted an annual review of our domestic 2019purchases of palm oil ingredients and identified a total of 1,738 metric tons, with 99% being palmderivatives. International: We conducted an annual review of our international 2019 purchases of palm oilingredients and identified a total of 399 metric tons, with 98% being palm derivatives". This equates to a total of 2,137 tons. According to the 2018 ACOP report, 236 tons were RSPO-certified (234 tons Mass Balance, 2 tons Segregated).
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "As part of that commitment, we developed an initial time-bound action plan to work with our supply chain and third-party stakeholders to achieve and verify companywide compliance. Another time-bound action plan was published in 2018. Progress reports will be made available twice a year. We’ll continue to assess, monitor and verify our direct suppliers’ sourcing practices and identify areas for improvement on an ongoing basis." "Clorox will actively engage [priority suppliers] ontheir approach and progress to support these principles across their operations, using third-partyverification as appropriate."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plan

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Failing to comply and meet remediation requirements
          "In the event of non-compliance with our requirements, we will work with suppliers to create a corrective action plan with time-bound commitments. Suppliers failing to reasonably meet our remediation requirements will be subject to non-renewal or termination of contracts. In addition, the commitment criteria will be included in the Clorox supplier selection process going forward."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      33/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/12
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Code of Conduct for Business Partners "is based on the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and reflects our commitment to advancing Clorox’s ESG goals as well as the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, to which we are a signatory. The UNGC’s Ten Principles are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] Clorox’s business partnersmust respect the humanrights of workers and musttreat all workers withdignity. Clorox businesspartners must: Prohibit harassment, discrimination or inhumane treatment [...] Comply with laws protecting the rights of workers to freely associate [...] Business partners must evaluate and mitigaterisks of human trafficking and slavery in theiroperations, and must not produce goods orservices for Clorox using forced, involuntaryor compulsory labor [...] Forbid unlawful child labor"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "In addition to the principles within our Code of Conduct, we require these suppliers to:Respect land tenure rights and the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2020, our goal is to use only recycled or certified virgin fiber in our packaging. Today, we’ve nearly met this goal for packaging we purchase directly, using recycled or certified virgin fiber in more than 99% of our packaging." "In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some of our products — namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, nearly 96% of the wipes material we use is sourced from suppliers who use 100% certified sustainable tree-based fiber in their wipes material."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustainable Packaging Coalition

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "As a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, we helped to bring standardized recycling labeling instructions to packaging."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Clorox business partners must meet or exceed the principles, expectations, and commitments contained in the Code, including: • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations [...] • Safeguarding the environment and reducing the environmental impact of our operations [...] we may ask business partners to execute certifications of their compliance with the principles in the Code. To manage risk in the supply chain, we use various third-party audit criteria to help evaluate suppliers’ overall compliance in areas such as, responsible sourcing, quality, safety and environmental compliance. From time to time, Clorox or its third-party advisors may evaluate business partners’ compliance in areas relevant to the Code, such as financial books and records, responsible sourcing, quality, safety and environmental compliance"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Compliance Hotline - international phone numbers, email, address, website

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "Anyonewho becomes aware of any actual or potentialviolation of the Code or any applicablelaw by any Clorox business partner, or othermisconduct, should immediately reportsuch conduct to Clorox. Business partners,including their employees, may contactClorox directly via either (1) the Cloroxemployee with whom they have a workingrelationship or (2) the Clorox ComplianceHotline, which allows for confidentialreporting where permitted by law.The Clorox Compliance Hotline can bereached using the contact information below."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%
          "Conserve natural resources and reduce environmental footprints: Business partners must operate in a sustainable manner consistent with reducing the environmental impact of their operations and encouraging their own suppliers and business partners to do the same. Business partners are expected to harvest, mine or otherwise acquire and use materials for production in a responsible manner that minimizes the negative impact on [...] biodiversity, forests [...] we may ask business partners to execute certifications of their compliance with the principles in the Code. To manage risk in the supply chain, we use various third-party audit criteria to help evaluate suppliers’ overall compliance in areas such as, responsible sourcing, quality, safety and environmental compliance. From time to time, Clorox or its third-party advisors may evaluate business partners’ compliance in areas relevant to the Code, such as financial books and records, responsible sourcing, quality, safety and environmental compliance"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Code of Conduct

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Require them to implement remedial measures
          "Conserve natural resources and reduce environmental footprints: Business partners must operate in a sustainable manner consistent with reducing the environmental impact of their operations and encouraging their own suppliers and business partners to do the same. Business partners are expected to harvest, mine or otherwise acquire and use materials for production in a responsible manner that minimizes the negative impact on the well-being of humans, animals and biodiversity, forests [...] Business partners should identify methodsto eliminate or minimize the amount ofpackaging used to ship products. Businesspartners should utilize recycled, recyclable,resuable or returnable shipping material andshould make every effort to optimize shippingmethods to minimize energy consumption [...] We may pursue legal or other remedies against any business partner who violates the Code or applicable laws when conducting Clorox business. Additionally, in the event of non-compliant conduct, we may, in our sole discretion, require the business partner to implement remedial measures specified by Clorox within a defined time period or impose consequences up to and including termination of the business relationship and any related contracts."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    20/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

The Clorox Company, headquartered in the US, specialises in manufacturing consumer and professional cleaning products, as well as personal care products. The Clorox Company has operations in 25 countries, with brand names including Burt’s Bees, Clorox and Glad. Clorox Co, The is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Home care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Clorox, Hidden Valley, Clorox Pro, Burts Bees, Brita, Neocell, Rainbow Light, Kingsford, Ayudin, Liquid Plumr

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