Clorox Ranks No. 48 in Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes

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Clorox Ranks No. 48 in Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) Oakland, CA – May 8, 2012 – The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) was ranked No. 48 in the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CII).

The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) evaluate the largest multinational companies in the U.S. and how they manage and adapt to climate change, with a special focus on innovation. Maplecroft rated each company against more than 100 criteria, including: technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change impacts; management of climate-related issues; adaption to physical climate-related risks, such as flooding or more extreme weather events throughout the supply chain; and, the reduction of GHG emissions.

Since 2007, Clorox has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent, water usage by 13 percent, energy usage by 4 percent and total waste to landfill by 25 percent. Clorox also now has four zero-waste facilities.

“Inclusion in the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index is great recognition of the work we’re doing to reduce our footprint while growing our business,” says Bill Morrissey, Clorox vice president of Sustainability. “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, and we know there’s still much more to do to continue improving how we run our business.”

To learn more about Clorox’s corporate responsibility efforts and program, visit or review the company’s financial, environmental, social and governance commitments and performance in its 2011 integrated annual report: Think Outside the Bottle.


The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with 8,100 employees and fiscal year 2011 revenues of $5.2 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, Glad® bags, wraps and containers, and Burt's Bees® and gud™ natural personal care products. Nearly 90 percent of Clorox Company brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company's products are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and marketed in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $84 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal year 2011 alone, the foundation awarded $4 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $13 million. For more information about Clorox, visit


Simone Seeley
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The Clorox Company