About this Report
MATERIALITY AND ESG PRIORITIES
The Clorox Company’s integrated annual report highlights the company’s financial and environmental, social and governance performance for fiscal year 2020 or the most recent ESG reporting periods. Fiscal year financial performance is presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S., which include principles for determining materiality related to financial reporting.
The information focuses on performance related to the company’s identified ESG 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 ESG priorities may include, but are not limited to, topics that could have a significant financial impact on the organization.
THIRD-PARTY ESG FRAMEWORKS
This year we’ve evolved our report to focus on the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s Household and Personal Products standard, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and the United Nations Global Compact’s Ten Principles.
- SASB’s industry-specific standards aim to help businesses around the world identify, manage and report on the sustainability topics that matter most to their investors. Progress toward reporting in accordance with SASB’s Household and Personal Products standards can be found on page 19 of this executive summary or in our full report.
- TCFD develops voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for companies to provide information to investors and other stakeholders. Please see our TCFD disclosure in our full report, which can be found at annualreport.thecloroxcompany.com.
- As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, our Communication on Progress describes our actions against the UNGC Ten Principles, which can be found at annualreport.thecloroxcompany.com.
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: greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water consumption, workforce demographics, recordable incident rate and U.S. product donations. Items undergoing assurance are indicated with an “” throughout the report.
REPORTING PERIOD AND BOUNDARY
Most data in this report covers wholly and majority-owned operations for July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. 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, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019, and is global, unless otherwise stated.