The Clorox Company is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,700 employees and fiscal year 2018 sales of $6.1 billion. It’s known for some popular brands, including Clorox, Glad®, Hidden Valley®, Brita® and Burt's Bees®.
Clorox and Earthworm Foundation work together in support of its robust sourcing commitment for palm oil focused on traceability, supplier engagement, and investment in transformation. Clorox’s goal is to source palm oil ingredients in a manner that doesn’t contribute to deforestation and respects human rights in its sourcing communities. Earthworm Foundation and Clorox’s partnership is centred around the belief the most effective way to influence progress in the supply chain is through collaboration and partnerships, including efforts with suppliers, consumer packaged goods industry peers, and nongovernmental organisations.
Clorox’s Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment took effect August 2015.
Clorox released its initial Road Map for meeting its Palm Oil Responsible Sourcing Commitment in 2016, which they update approximately twice a year.
Clorox began actively investing in transformation by supporting Earthworm Foundation’s Indonesian Landscape Initiative (APT). This support continues into Clorox’s third membership year.
Through its partnership with the Earthworm Foundation, Clorox has improved its traceability processes and acted as frontrunners in the derivatives space in terms of transparency, traceability, and active investment in transformation. Clorox engages its suppliers on meeting its responsible sourcing commitment to ensure they are working to achieve full traceability to the mill and have developed responsible sourcing commitments of their own.
Clorox has also increased its support of transformation by funding Earthworm Foundation projects in a critical ecosystem in Indonesia. As a member of the Indonesian Landscape Initiative, Clorox joined Earthworm Foundation in laying the groundwork for the adoption and implementation of sustainable land use planning as a key intervention to stop deforestation and exploitation in regions of Indonesia where the palm sector is actively driving these issues.