Founded in 1913 in Oakland, California, The Clorox Company is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 7,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2015 sales of $5.7 billion, selling some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including the Clorox®, Poett®, Fresh Step®, Glad®, Kingsford®; Hidden Valley®; Brita®; and Burt’s Bees® brands.
Clorox began its <IR> journey in 2011 by issuing its first annual report combining our financial performance with our environmental, social, and governance strategies and performance. Since that time, we’ve been working to further incorporate these aspects of our business and the International <IR> Framework into our reporting. By doing this, we’ve been able to improve alignment across our organization, enabling different functions to gain visibility into all the factors that contribute to value creation. It also has helped embed sustainability more deeply into our core business processes and highlighted its contribution to our success. This transparent and more comprehensive approach to reporting has provided investors and others with a more holistic understanding of our business and has had a positive impact on our reputation.