2017 Integrated Annual Report

GRI

GRI G4 Content Index

General Standard Disclosures

General Standard Disclosures Page External
Assurance
UNGC Principles Description
Strategy and Analysis
G4-1   CEO Letter reinforces Clorox's commitment to the UN Global Compact Ten Principles. CEO statement on sustainability
G4-2 Review Report Review Report   Name of organization
Organizational Profile
G4-3 The Clorox Company     Name of organization
G4-4 Review Report Review Report   Primary brands, products and services
G4-5 Review Report Review Report   Location of organization's headquarters
G4-6 Review Report Review Report   Number of countries where the organization operates, and countries with major operations or relevant to sustainability issues
G4-7     Nature of ownership and legal form
G4-8 Review Report Review Report   Markets served
G4-9 Review Report Review Report   Scale of reporting organization
G4-10 Review Report Review Report   Employees by employment contract and gender
G4-11 U.S.: 2%, International: 22.7%,
Total Company: 9.1%
  Principle 3 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
G4-12 Clorox’s supply chain reflects the company as a formulator (not a chemical company) with a broad portfolio of products. Raw material inputs are quite varied. For more information go to: Clorox Website: Sustainability in Our Supply Chain   UNGC Ten Principles — The Clorox Company Business Partner Code of Conduct includes our expectations of suppliers on business ethics, human rights, labor and environmental compliance and sustainability. Description of supply chain
G4-13 There are no significant changes to size, structure and ownership during the reporting period.     Significant changes to size, structure, or ownership
G4-14   Principle 7 Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed
G4-15 CDP, UNGC — CEO Letter, IIRC, AIM Progress   UNGC Ten Principles Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or initiatives the organization subscribes or endorses
G4-16   UNGC Principles 7-9 (See Responsible Sourcing Information) Association memberships
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
G4-17
  • 10-K, Part I, pages 1-3
    Entities included in consolidated financial statements and if any are not in report
G4-18     Process to define report content and aspect boundaries. How implemented Defining Report Content principles.
G4-19   UNGC Principles 1-10 Material aspects
G4-20     Material aspects within the organization
G4-21     Material aspects outside the organization
G4-22 No restatements occurred     Effect of restatements
G4-23     Significant changes from previous reporting period
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24     Stakeholder groups engaged by the organization
G4-25     How stakeholders are identified and selected
G4-26     Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group
G4-27     Key concerns raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization responded
Report Profile
G4-28     Reporting period
G4-29     Date of most recent report
G4-30     Reporting cycle
G4-31     Contact for sustainability report
G4-32     GRI content index
G4-33     Assurance
Governance
G4-34   UNGC Ten Principles Governance structure
G4-35   Principles 7-9 Process for delegating authority
G4-36     Whether organization appointed executive level position(s) with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body
G4-37     Consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on sustainability issues
G4-38     Details on composition of highest governance body and its committees
G4-39     Whether Chair of highest governance body is also an executive officer
G4-40     Nomination and selection processes for highest governance body and its committees
G4-41   Principle 10 Process for highest governance body to avoid and manage conflicts of interest
G4-42   UNGC Ten Principles Highest governance body’s role in setting purpose, values and strategy
G4-43   UNGC Ten Principles Process for enhancing highest governance body’s competencies on economic, environmental, and social issues
G4-44   UNGC Ten Principles Process for evaluating highest governance body’s performance on economic, environmental, social topics
G4-45   UNGC Ten Principles Highest governance body's role in risk management
G4-46   UNGC Ten Principles Highest governance body’s role in the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks and opportunities
G4-47 The Clorox board of directors meets at least quarterly to review key issues/opportunities impacting the company.   UNGC Ten Principles Frequency of the highest governance body’s review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks and opportunities
G4-48 Clorox's CEO, CFO and General Counsel approve our integrated report.     Highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization’s sustainability report
G4-49     Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body
G4-50 Clorox Board of Directors regularly review and address a variety of key issues/opportunities through quarterly updates, strategy meetings and separate committee meetings. The company does not disclose the total number of concerns.     Nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them
G4-51     Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives
G4-52     Process for determining renumeration
G4-53     How stakeholders’ views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration
G4-54     Ratio of annual total compensation for the organization’s highest paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees
G4-55     Ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization’s highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
G4-56   Principle 10 Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics
G4-57   Principle 10 Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and organizational integrity
G4-58   Principle 10 Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and organizational integrity

Specific Standard Disclosures

Specific Standard Disclosures Page Omissions External
Assurance
UNGC Principles Description
Category: Economic
Material Aspect: Economic Performance
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report    
G4-EC1   Review Report Review Report Principles 7-9 Direct economic value generated and distributed
G4-EC2       Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change
G4-EC3       Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations
Category: Environmental
Material Aspect: Materials
G4-DMA        
G4-EN2 We do not currently report a total percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials.     Principles 7-9 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials
Material Aspect: Energy
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report    
G4-EN6   Review Report Review Report   Reduction of energy consumption
Material Aspect: Water
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report Principles 7-9  
G4-EN8   Review Report Review Report   Total water withdrawal by source
Material Aspect: Emissions
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report   Habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk
G4-EN15   Review Report Review Report   Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 1)
G4-EN19   Review Report Review Report   Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Material Aspect: Effluents and Waste
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report    
G4-EN23
  • Clorox Website: Footprint Reduction Summary — Waste
  • Waste
  • 2017 Scorecard: Planet
  • We report solid waste disposal, not hazardous waste disposal. The waste disposal method has been determined based on information provided by the waste disposal contractor. Each site reports its annual reuse, recycling, and disposal tonnages using information obtained from its recycling or waste disposal contractor to our corporate office, where it is reviewed and compiled.
  Review Report Review Report   Total weight of waste by type and disposal method
 
Materials Reuse Recycle Compost Energy Recovery Incineration Deep Well Landfill On-Site Storage Other
Facility Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons Tons
  17,765 23,963 467 410 25 7,703
Material Aspect: Products and Services
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report Principles 7-9  
G4-EN27   Review Report Review Report   Extent of impact mitigation of environmental impacts of products and services
Material Aspect: Compliance
G4-DMA
  • 10-K, Risk Factors, page 14
       
G4-EN29
  • 10-K, Risk Factors, page 14
      Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations
Material Aspect: Supplier Environmental Assessment
G4-DMA        
G4-EN32   Clorox does not track percentage of new suppliers screened using environmental data. The vast majority of new suppliers are informed/expected to adhere to our environmental commitments/practices in our business partner code of conduct. Clorox has a scorecard tracking the environmental practices of our top 100 suppliers (by spend).   Principles 7-9 Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria
G4-EN33
  • The company assesses the sustainability performance of its top 100 suppliers, which represents approximately 70 percent of total suppliers. 100 percent of new suppliers must adhere to the company's business partner code of conduct, which addresses sustainability expectations.
  • Clorox Website: Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard
      Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken
Category: Social
Sub-Category: Labor Practices and Decent Work
Material Aspect: Employment
G4-DMA        
G4-LA2       Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by significant locations of operation
Material Aspect: Occupational Health and Safety
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report    
G4-LA6
  • Workplace Safety
  • Clorox Website: Workplace Safety
  • We track the RIR & LTIR* (lost time incident rate) for Clorox employees plus supervised workers. LTIR is reported internally on a monthly basis.
  • We follow OSHA 1904 Rules for defining injuries as “reportable” and labor hours to track. The rate calculation is that used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and OSHA for comparison across industries.
  Review Report Review Report   Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender
Material Aspect: Training and Education
G4-DMA        
G4-LA10 The company’s MyLearnings Program offers extensive internal and external courses to support professional development, capability- and leadership-building needs; CEO Letter; Engage Our People       Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings
Material Aspect: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report Principle 6  
G4-LA12   Review Report Review Report   Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity
Material Aspect: Supplier Assessment for Labor Practices
G4-DMA     Principles 1-6  
G4-LA14
  • 100 percent of all suppliers must adhere to our business partner code of conduct, which addresses labor practices:
  • Business Partner Code of Conduct
  • Supply Chains Act Disclosure
  • We do not track percentage of new suppliers screened using labor practices criteria. The vast majority of new suppliers are informed and expected to adhere to our Human Rights and Labor commitments through contract language requiring adherence to our BP Code of Conduct. In the absence of a contract, there are other mechanisms to ensure compliance with labor practices criteria for significant purchases.
      Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria
Sub-Category: Human Rights
Material Aspect: Non-Discrimination
G4-DMA     Principle 6  
G4-HR3       Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken
Material Aspect: Child Labor
G4-DMA     Principles 1-5  
G4-HR5 Suppliers must comply with Clorox’s policy on employment of young persons where the minimum age of employment shall not be less than the greater of: (a) the age of completion of compulsory schooling or (b) 15 years of age (or 14, where the local law of the country permits). Additionally, workers under the age of 18 should not perform any hazardous work.     Principles 1-5 Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor
Material Aspect: Forced or Compulsory Labor
G4-DMA        
G4-HR6
  • Clorox Website: Codes of Conduct
  • Suppliers are engaged through our Business Partner Code of Conduct and must not use forced, bonded, or indentured labor or prison labor. Clorox has started a review of its supply base to have the majority of suppliers again either self-certify to the Clorox Business Partner Code of Conduct, or it will evaluate the supplier’s own code of conduct and public commitments to ensure alignment with the commitments of the Clorox code, including elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor. The company’s Global Strategic Sourcing organization has prioritized an objective of implementing a full supplier risk assessment and mitigation tool during fiscal year 2017. This would be expected to consider manufacturing type of operation and countries/geographies of operation when considering and scoring supplier risk level.
      Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor
Material Aspect: Assessment
G4-DMA        
G4-HR9 None of our operations have been subject to human rights reviews/assessments.       Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments
Sub-Category: Society
Material Aspect: Local Communities
G4-DMA   Review Report Review Report    
G4-SO1       Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs
Material Aspect: Anti-Corruption
G4-DMA        
G4-SO4
  • 100 percent of the company’s leaders and employees must go through anti-corruption training. 100 percent of the company’s suppliers must adhere to the Business Partner Code of Conduct, which addresses ethical business practices.
  • Corporate Governance
Currently Unavailable:
The Company does not disclose incidents in its current report.
Review Report Review Report Principle 10 Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures
Sub-Category: Product Responsibility
Material Aspect: Customer Health & Safety
G4-DMA        
G4-PR1     Principles 7-9 Percentage of significant product and service categories for which health and safety impacts are assessed for improvement
Material Aspect: Product and Service Labeling
G4-DMA
  • All company products have the required labeling for safety and usage. The company also voluntarily discloses the product ingredients used in its cleaning and disinfecting products in the U.S. and Canada.
  • www.IngredientsInside.com
       
G4-PR3       Type of product and service information required by the organization’s procedures for product and service information and labeling, and percentage of significant product and service categories subject to such information requirements
G4-PR5       Results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction
Material Aspect: Marketing Communications
G4-DMA Clorox Website: Innovation and Marketing        
G4-PR6 The company does not sell products that are banned in certain markets. Clorox regularly responds to questions about its products — either via email, in-person meetings or by phone.       Sale of banned or disputed products
G4-PR7       Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, by type of outcomes
Material Aspect: Customer Privacy
G4-DMA        
G4-PR8 The company has not identified any complaints related to this matter.     Principles 7-9 Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data
Material Aspect: Compliance
G4-DMA Clorox Website: What We’re Made Of        
G4-PR9 We stand by Dispatch® hospital cleaner disinfectant with bleach’s effectiveness against disease-causing pathogens when used as directed. While we strongly disagree with EPA’s findings related to the effectiveness claim against the Mycobacterium bovis pathogen (tuberculosis bacteria), we decided to settle the matter versus spending additional resources on disputing this issue.       Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services