The Clorox Company Takes 2012 Annual Report Online and Combines Financial and Corporate Responsibility Performance Metrics

Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:30am EDT

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  OAKLAND, CA, Oct 15 (Marketwire) -- 
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) has released its 2012 annual report, which
combines the company's financial, environmental, social and governance
performance. This year, the company has moved the full annual report
online and printed an abbreviated executive summary that includes the
CEO's letter and key financial and corporate responsibility metrics.

    "As we approach our centennial anniversary on May 3, 2013, this year's
report, 'Enduring Value,' recognizes where we've been and where we're
headed as we continue to drive sustainable growth and create value for
stockholders," said Clorox Chairman and CEO Don Knauss. "For the second
year, we are combining our financial, environmental, social and
governance performance."

    The company's full fiscal year 2012 annual report is available at and uses a responsive design to enable
convenient viewing on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The
site also features a resource center where anyone can download and print
a customized report, including a PDF of the executive summary. 

    The decision to print a shorter executive summary and move the full
report online reflects the company's goal to be more sustainable and
provide stakeholders with easy access to the company's commitments and
performance in five key areas of the business:

--  Performance: Achieving financial success with transparency and strong
--  Products: Making responsible products, responsibly
--  People: Promoting diversity, opportunity and respectful treatment
--  Planet: Shrinking our environmental footprint while growing our
--  Purpose: Safeguarding families with Be Healthy, Be Smart and Be Safe


Clorox uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3.1 Guidelines,
which provide a recommended framework and indicators for reporting.
Clorox is reporting at a GRI-checked application level of "B+," which
reflects the number of disclosures the company has included in its
report, as well as third-party verification of its greenhouse gas
emissions. Earlier this year, Clorox also joined the International
Integrated Reporting Council pilot to help shape evolving global
standards for integrated reporting.

    The Clorox Company
  The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and
marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,400
employees and fiscal year 2012 revenues of $5.5 billion. Clorox markets
some of the most trusted and recognized brand names, including its
namesake bleach and cleaning products, Clorox Healthcare(TM),
HealthLink(R), Aplicare(R) and Dispatch(R) products, Green Works(R)
naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol(R) cleaners, Poett(R) home
care products, Fresh Step(R) cat litter, Glad(R) bags, wraps and
containers, Kingsford(R) charcoal, Hidden Valley(R) and K C
Masterpiece(R) dressings and sauces, Brita(R) water-filtration products,
and Burt's Bees(R) and gud(R) natural personal care products. Nearly 90
percent of the company's 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 $87 million to
nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal year 2012 alone,
the foundation awarded $3.5 million in cash grants, and Clorox made
product donations valued at $15 million. For more information about
Clorox, visit


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