About this report
MATERIALITY AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY PRIORITIES
The Clorox Company’s integrated annual report presents the company’s financial and corporate responsibility performance for fiscal year 2019 as well as our most significant accomplishments for the 2020 Strategy period (FY14-FY19) and the corresponding environmental strategy period (CY13-CY18), unless otherwise noted. It highlights fiscal year financial performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S., which include principles for determining materiality related to financial reporting.
Also presented in this report is information about performance related to the company’s corporate responsibility priorities. For purposes of this reporting, prioritization is based on how much a topic influences our business success, including alignment with our corporate strategy and purpose; potential impact on our operations, consumers and business partners; potential economic, social and environmental impacts; and the importance of the work to our stakeholders. Key corporate responsibility priorities may include, but are not limited to, topics that could have a significant financial impact on the organization.
REVIEW OF NONFINANCIAL INFORMATION
We believe voluntary assurance strengthens our reporting process and enhances the credibility of our nonfinancial information. We engage a third party to review the following nonfinancial key performance indicators: U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. energy consumption, global water consumption, product sustainability improvements, workforce demographics, recordable incident rate, employee engagement and U.S. product donations. Items undergoing assurance are indicated with an “A” throughout the report.
REPORTING PERIOD AND BOUNDARY
Most data in this report covers wholly and majority-owned operations for July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. In some instances, we have included data for a multiyear period to show year-over-year comparisons. Data in this report for environmental sustainability and volunteer hours is for the period of Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018, and is global, unless otherwise stated.