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  • Overall approach
    6/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "In our 2020 strategy, we focused efforts to help ensure there is no deforestation in our forest commodity supply chains". 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, we are committed to building on efforts to advance sustainable development, particularly in the area of health and well-being, where we believe we can have the greatest impact."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      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
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: At least three times per year. 

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      "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
      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
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "In addition, we have joined the APT Steering Committee.. The APT Program supported 2095 households directly impacted by Participatory Conservation Plans in 6 forest-frontier villages, 3 agricultural demonstration plots providing continuous rural training opportunities, 245 people directly trained through Livelihood Programs, 1400 hectares HCV/HCS forest mapped and protected, 12 concessions and 2 mills newly covered under Forest Protection agreements." 
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      "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."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Absolute zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "Set and achieve science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our operations (scope 1 and 2) and across our value chain (scope 3).Reduce absolute scopes 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2020 baselineReduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services and use of sold products 25% by 2030 from a 2020 baseline*Achieve net zero GHG emissions across scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2050."
  • Commodity score
    50/88
    • Palm oil
      58/88
      • Commitment Strength
        18/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Peat

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "Clorox is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a nonprofit organization that unites stakeholders from the palm oil industry. We are committed to continuing to support RSPO standards and Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and to contributing to the transformation of practices in communities to produce responsibly sourced palm ingredients. As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains, moving the company closer to its goal of 100% certification by 2025...Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Clorox is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a nonprofit organization that unites stakeholders from the palm oil industry. We are committed to continuing to support RSPO standards and Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and to contributing to the transformation of practices in communities to produce responsibly sourced palm ingredients. As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains, moving the company closer to its goal of 100% certification by 2025...Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "Clorox is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a nonprofit organization that unites stakeholders from the palm oil industry. We are committed to continuing to support RSPO standards and Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and to contributing to the transformation of practices in communities to produce responsibly sourced palm ingredients. As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains, moving the company closer to its goal of 100% certification by 2025...Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            "Clorox is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a nonprofit organization that unites stakeholders from the palm oil industry. We are committed to continuing to support RSPO standards and Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and to contributing to the transformation of practices in communities to produce responsibly sourced palm ingredients. As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains, moving the company closer to its goal of 100% certification by 2025...Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            "In Progress: 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... September 2019 - Priority suppliers submitted relevant policies, procedures, commitments and/or action plans to demonstrate how they will materially comply with our palm oil sourcing requirements and The Clorox Company Business Partner Code of Conduct". 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "In Progress: 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... September 2019 - Priority suppliers submitted relevant policies, procedures, commitments and/or action plans to demonstrate how they will materially comply with our palm oil sourcing requirements and The Clorox Company Business Partner Code of Conduct". 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "In Progress: 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... September 2019 - Priority suppliers submitted relevant policies, procedures, commitments and/or action plans to demonstrate how they will materially comply with our palm oil sourcing requirements and The Clorox Company Business Partner Code of Conduct". 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "In Progress: 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... September 2019 - Priority suppliers submitted relevant policies, procedures, commitments and/or action plans to demonstrate how they will materially comply with our palm oil sourcing requirements and The Clorox Company Business Partner Code of Conduct". 
      • Social Considerations
        14/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          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

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 250 farmers
          "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."; "In addition, we have joined the APT Steering Committee demonstrating leadership and direction on investment opportunities based on risk in the Aceh Tamieng region. Supporting this program resulted in engagement with over 250 direct farmers and over 50 individual companies/mills were trained on social/labor and environmental issues." 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Suppliers’ compliance with the requirements of our Policy, Standard and all applicable laws is a material condition of continued business with Clorox. We will endeavor to work with our suppliers to address issues and implement remediation solutions, but in case of prolonged or excessive non-compliance, Clorox reserves the right to review business with our supplier, up to and including termination of the business relationship and any related contracts."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Our commitments... The protection of human rights including the respect for the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to operations on lands to which they hold legal, communal, or customary rights."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        27/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Clorox is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a nonprofit organization that unites stakeholders from the palm oil industry. We are committed to continuing to support RSPO standards and Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and to contributing to the transformation of practices in communities to produce responsibly sourced palm ingredients. As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains, moving the company closer to its goal of 100% certification by 2025...Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "Clorox is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a nonprofit organization that unites stakeholders from the palm oil industry. We are committed to continuing to support RSPO standards and Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and to contributing to the transformation of practices in communities to produce responsibly sourced palm ingredients. As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains..."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "In Progress: 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... September 2019 - Priority suppliers submitted relevant policies, procedures, commitments and/or action plans to demonstrate how they will materially comply with our palm oil sourcing requirements and The Clorox Company Business Partner Code of Conduct". 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 41%
            "Clorox is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a nonprofit organization that unites stakeholders from the palm oil industry. We are committed to continuing to support RSPO standards and Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and to contributing to the transformation of practices in communities to produce responsibly sourced palm ingredients. As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains, moving the company closer to its goal of 100% certification by 2025...Our commitments...Ensure suppliers sourcing palm oil and palm kernel oil in our supply chain have public sustainable palm oil commitments aligned with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, including what is commonly referred to as NDPE (No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation)...No deforestation and no development of high conservation value or high carbon stock areas...No development on peat lands"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 41%

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

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "As of 2020, 41% of our palm oil ingredients that we purchased have been certified through the RSPO supply chains..."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Internal
            "In Progress: 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... September 2019 - Priority suppliers submitted relevant policies, procedures, commitments and/or action plans to demonstrate how they will materially comply with our palm oil sourcing requirements and The Clorox Company Business Partner Code of Conduct". 
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "Clorox has informed our domestic business suppliers of palm oil-derived ingredients of our Action Plan and Commitments for sourcing palm oil and requested their assistance and support to drive industry change. We also engaged our priority suppliers in deeper discussions to ensure their alignment with Clorox’s sourcing commitment and their full understanding of the broader risks related to palm ingredient production and sourcing. By gaining visibility to the context surrounding Clorox’s palm commitment, suppliers are better able to act as implementation partners as we execute our action plan"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Earthworm Foundation
          "Clorox continues to work with our implementation partner Earthworm Foundation and began working with Business for Social Responsibility. In 2020, we renewed support for Earthworm’s Priority Areas for Transformation (APT) program after joining the APT steering committee in 2019 to allow for direct input on the selection of specific geographic areas for transformation. APT focuses on land-use planning within the highly biodiverse Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia that allows program members and other participating stakeholders — including local communities, civil society, smallholders, industry and government — to work together to bring about sustainable economic growth while protecting a critical ecosystem." 
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "In 2020, Clorox worked with our NGO partner to conduct a supply chain risk profile to better understand specific supplier and regional risks in detail. We have been able to do this because of our advanced traceability efforts outlined above. We will continue to focus on engaging suppliers utilizing the 2020 risk assessment to ensure transparent NDPE policies and work on specific transformation activities that support a positive influence through the supply chain."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Comply with all applicable laws: Business partners must ensure that they, their affiliates and their workers comply with all applicable laws and regulations when conducting business for Clorox". 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          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, etc.)?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Anyone who becomes aware of any actual or potential violation of the Code or any applicable law by any Clorox business partner, or other misconduct, should immediately report such conduct to Clorox. Business partners, including their employees, may contactClorox directly via either (1) the Clorox employee with whom they have a working relationship or (2) the Clorox ComplianceHotline, which allows for confidential reporting where permitted by law.The Clorox Compliance Hotline can be reached using the contact information below." Information below includes country specific telephone numbers, internet hotline, an email address and mailing address. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 2076.0 metric tonnes
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP report, Clorox Co reported a total of 2076.0 metric tonnes of palm oil of which 850.0 was RSPO certified. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 41%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 1226 metric tonnes

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 850 metric tonnes
          In the 2020 RSPO ACOP report, Clorox Co reported a total of 2076.0 metric tonnes of palm oil of which 850 was RSPO certified. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Business partners are expected to designate one or more members of management staff to be responsible for assessing and monitoring its compliance with the Code. From time to time, and consistent with our business partners’ obligation to comply with the Code, 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. All Clorox business partners are expected to cooperate with reasonable requests from Clorox or its advisors in connection with performing these reviews or audits."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually
          "Clorox will actively engage them on their approach and progress to support these principles across their operations, using third-party verification as appropriate."; "A risk assessment will be conducted to determine if a supplier will be required to have an external audit or other forms of assessments conducted... Selected high risk suppliers will be required to undertake an independent external audit to verify compliance to our Responsible and Sustainable Sourcing Policy and this standard."; "We review all suppliers annually to asses risk for third-party auditing, The Clorox Company CDP Forests Questionnaire 2020 26 including spend, region and site location, health, safety & hygiene, business ethics, labor standards and environmental risks."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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 Clorox's requirements 

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plans and timeframes 

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Where an audit identifies non-compliance with our requirements, we will require the supplier to identify corrective actions and timeframes for completing those actions. • The auditor will need confirmation that corrective actions have been completed in order for the supplier to achieve compliance. Depending upon the nature of the issue, the auditor may need to make a follow-up site visit within 90 days of the initial audit. Any critical incidents found will require no longer than a sevenday corrective action plan. • Our Clorox’s SMETA trained quality team may support verification of corrective actions on site...  We will endeavor to work with our suppliers to address issues and implement remediation solutions, but in case of prolonged or excessive non-compliance, Clorox reserves the right to review business with our supplier, up to and including termination of the business relationship and any related contracts."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, engaged
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          In their 2020 CDP report, Clorox Co. reports that between 81-90% of suppliers were engaged. 
    • Pulp & Paper
      41/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Specifically, we have public goals to source only recycled or certified virgin fiber for packaging by 2020 ... and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025."; "Our strategy to minimize the impact of our fiber sourcing leads with reducing the amount of fiber we use. Next, we strive to maximize recycled fiber to meet the majority of our needs. When virgin fiber is required for our packaging, we trace the fiber we purchase to the country of origin and seek sustainable forestry certifications to ensure responsible forestry practices have been followed."; "Ninety percent of our fiber use is in our packaging, both the primary package that contains some of our products and the secondary packaging in which we ship our products.. 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Specifically, we have public goals to source only recycled or certified virgin fiber for packaging by 2020 ... and achieve 50% combined reduction in virgin plastic and fiber packaging by 2030, and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025."; "Our strategy to minimize the impact of our fiber sourcing leads with reducing the amount of fiber we use. Next, we strive to maximize recycled fiber to meet the majority of our needs. When virgin fiber is required for our packaging, we trace the fiber we purchase to the country of origin and seek sustainable forestry certifications to ensure responsible forestry practices have been followed"; "Ninety percent of our fiber use is in our packaging, both the primary package that contains some of our products and the secondary packaging in which we ship our products.. 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources."  
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "Specifically, we have public goals to source only recycled or certified virgin fiber for packaging by 2020 ... and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Specifically, we have public goals to source only recycled or certified virgin fiber for packaging by 2020 ... and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "Specifically, we have public goals to source only recycled or certified virgin fiber for packaging by 2020 ... and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025."; "Our strategy to minimize the impact of our fiber sourcing leads with reducing the amount of fiber we use. Next, we strive to maximize recycled fiber to meet the majority of our needs. When virgin fiber is required for our packaging, we trace the fiber we purchase to the country of origin and seek sustainable forestry certifications to ensure responsible forestry practices have been followed.; "Ninety percent of our fiber use is in our packaging, both the primary package that contains some of our products and the secondary packaging in which we ship our products.. 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources". 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Ninety percent of our fiber use is in our packaging, both the primary package that contains some of our products and the secondary packaging in which we ship our products... 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources". 
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            "Specifically, we have public goals to source only recycled or certified virgin fiber for packaging by 2020 ... and achieve 50% combined reduction in virgin plastic and fiber packaging by 2030, and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025."; "Our strategy to minimize the impact of our fiber sourcing leads with reducing the amount of fiber we use. Next, we strive to maximize recycled fiber to meet the majority of our needs. When virgin fiber is required for our packaging, we trace the fiber we purchase to the country of origin and seek sustainable forestry certifications to ensure responsible forestry practices have been followed... 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources". 
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "Specifically, we have public goals to source only recycled or certified virgin fiber for packaging by 2020 ... and achieve 50% combined reduction in virgin plastic and fiber packaging by 2030, and achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025."; "Our strategy to minimize the impact of our fiber sourcing leads with reducing the amount of fiber we use. Next, we strive to maximize recycled fiber to meet the majority of our needs. When virgin fiber is required for our packaging, we trace the fiber we purchase to the country of origin and seek sustainable forestry certifications to ensure responsible forestry practices have been followed... 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          3/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            "When virgin fiber is required for our packaging, we trace the fiber we purchase to the country of origin and seek sustainable forestry certifications to ensure responsible forestry practices have been followed."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "When virgin fiber is required for our packaging, we trace the fiber we purchase to the country of origin and seek sustainable forestry certifications to ensure responsible forestry practices have been followed."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • 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; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          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
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm; Environmental harm
          "Suppliers’ compliance with the requirements of our Policy, Standard and all applicable laws is a material condition of continued business with Clorox. We will endeavor to work with our suppliers to address issues and implement remediation solutions, but in case of prolonged or excessive non-compliance, Clorox reserves the right to review business with our supplier, up to and including termination of the business relationship and any related contracts."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "All negotiations with regard to purchasing, leasing, extracting from or otherwise using property, natural resources or land, including the use of and transfers of such, must adhere to the principles of free, prior and informed consent, contract transparency and disclosure. Clorox has zero tolerance for land grabbing".
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "In 2019, 99% of the fiber used in the packaging we purchased was recycled or certified virgin material, with 45% recycled fiber and 54% virgin fiber from certified sources."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Certifications for the volume of virgin material in the packaging we purchased included SFI (80%), FSC (15%), and PEFC (5%)... 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 15% FSC and 5% PEFC certified

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

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC and PEFC 
            "Certifications for the volume of virgin material in the packaging we purchased included SFI (80%), FSC (15%), and PEFC (5%)... 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, approximately 97% of the tree-based material in our wipes are from FSC certified sources"
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "When virgin fiber is required, we seek to ensure our suppliers source from sustainable forests and that responsible forestry practices have been followed."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Sustainable Packaging Coalition
          "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
          "Comply with all applicable laws: Business partners must ensure that they, their affiliates and their workers comply with all applicable laws and regulations when conducting business for Clorox". 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          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, etc.)?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Anyone who becomes aware of any actual or potential violation of the Code or any applicable law by any Clorox business partner, or other misconduct, should immediately report such conduct to Clorox. Business partners, including their employees, may contactClorox directly via either (1) the Clorox employee with whom they have a working relationship or (2) the Clorox ComplianceHotline, which allows for confidential reporting where permitted by law.The Clorox Compliance Hotline can be reached using the contact information below." Information below includes country specific telephone numbers, internet hotline, an email address and mailing address. 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 800,000 tons 
          Clorox Co. report in their 2020 CDP report 800,000 tons of timber products (which include packaging, wipes fibre and wood by-product). 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          "Certifications for the volume of virgin material in the packaging we purchased included FSC (15%), and PEFC (5%)... The substrates for our Wipes product lines contain paper- based pulp or cellulose-based textile fiber. Although we don’t purchase this fiber directly, these timber-based materials are sourced largely from the U.S. and approximately 97 percent of the tree-based material in our wipes is from FSC certified sources." However total volume of 800,000 tons includes packaging, wipes fibre and wood by-product, while "Over 90 percent of our fiber use is in packaging; primary package that contains our products and secondary packaging in which we ship our products...  In addition to packaging, we use wood-based fiber in some products, namely Clorox® disinfecting wipes, Green Works® compostable cleaning wipes, Burt’s Bees® towelettes and Burt’s Bees® baby wipes."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Business partners are expected to designate one or more members of management staff to be responsible for assessing and monitoring its compliance with the Code. From time to time, and consistent with our business partners’ obligation to comply with the Code, 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. All Clorox business partners are expected to cooperate with reasonable requests from Clorox or its advisors in connection with performing these reviews or audits."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Switzerland, United States of America, Uruguay
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: "From time to time"
          "Our Code details business practice standards for our direct suppliers...Business partners are expected to designate one or more members of management staff to be responsible for assessing and monitoring its compliance with the Code. From time to time, and consistent with our business partners’ obligation to comply with the Code, 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. All Clorox business partners are expected to cooperate with reasonable requests from Clorox or its advisors in connection with performing these reviews or audits."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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 to Clorox's requirements

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Corrective action plans and timeframe

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Where an audit identifies non-compliance with our requirements, we will require the supplier to identify corrective actions and timeframes for completing those actions. • The auditor will need confirmation that corrective actions have been completed in order for the supplier to achieve compliance. Depending upon the nature of the issue, the auditor may need to make a follow-up site visit within 90 days of the initial audit. Any critical incidents found will require no longer than a sevenday corrective action plan. • Our Clorox’s SMETA trained quality team may support verification of corrective actions on site...  We will endeavor to work with our suppliers to address issues and implement remediation solutions, but in case of prolonged or excessive non-compliance, Clorox reserves the right to review business with our supplier, 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
    14/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    23/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    12/18
    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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