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The Clorox Company

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Rank No. 5: The Clorox Company
Location of Headquarters: Oakland, CA
# of Employees: 8,700

CEO: Benno O. Dorer

CDE: Kristen Marriner

At Clorox, we have a clear view of the future and it is articulated through our refreshed Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) vision: Be Yourself. Do Your Best Work. Win Together.

For any of us to be great leaders, we have to be ourselves. When we are true to who we are, we can do our best work and win together.

“I&D is a strategic imperative and we can’t win without it,” says Clorox Chairman and CEO Benno Dorer. It is an enabler of our business and people strategies. Inclusion coupled with diversity leads to better business outcomes.

That’s why all 8,700 Clorox employees are accountable for our I&D objectives which are to:

  1. Build an inclusive culture and diverse workforce
  2. Attract, retain and advance talent

And of course, our values are at the foundation of everything we do. We will always act with integrity and strive for excellence.

Let’s dig into our vision.

Be Yourself

Inclusion is a key part of how we support our vision. Inclusion is a sense of belonging that comes from being valued and respected for your diversity. This means creating an inclusive culture where every employee feels at home. And when we talk about diversity, we mean all the great and unique qualities that make each of us who we are – our different cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, thinking styles and experiences.

Our resource groups foster greater understanding of different perspectives and backgrounds. These groups are an important forum for business insights, product innovations, professional development and support to our local communities through regular volunteer activities.

Do Your Best Work

When we feel comfortable being ourselves, we can focus our time and energy on doing our best work. That means we’re in the right place to focus on strategic work that drives good growth – growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible. It means, as a company, we are succeeding in generating, welcoming and enabling bold ideas.

Win Together

Research shows direct links between inclusion and increased market share, lower turnover, etc. Companies that embrace inclusion and diversity across the entire business see stronger business results overall and outperform their peers.

Lessons Learned

We’ve learned that diversity can’t thrive without inclusion. Thus, we’ve heightened our focus on both. They are equally important.

What’s next

We are in the process of integrating I&D into our people strategies and core business processes. We are also sustaining and more deeply penetrating the enterprisewide solutions like unconscious bias training and mentoring that we’ve implemented. Lastly, our resource groups continue to expand organically into other countries while our Global Inclusion Studio – a diverse team of internal advisers — is implementing solutions and building our I&D pipeline.

At Clorox, we know our I&D vision and increased focus on I&D will accelerate the pace of our journey and yield better business results.