Our Eco Strategy
Bill Morrissey, Vice President – Environmental Sustainability
Alexis Limberakis, Director – Environmental Sustainability
What distinguishes Clorox in the area of environmental sustainability?
Bill: All good companies are reducing the footprint of their manufacturing and other operations these days. But only a few companies are as focused as we are on making their product portfolio more sustainable. We have invested heavily in natural brands like Burt's Bees® and Green Works®, and in Brita®, which provides a more sustainable option to bottled water waste. We are also publicly committed to reducing the environmental impact of our more conventional product lines. Sustainability is right for our business, and when we align to a common goal like this, we execute really well.
How is Clorox ensuring that employees are engaged in meeting the company's sustainability goals?
Alexis: Our goals are embedded in our corporate business strategy and scorecard, and then cascaded to people's individual objectives. We're also working to integrate environmental criteria into our core decision-making processes so people consider the potential environmental impact of their actions before making decisions. And we've engaged our most eco-passionate employees through our volunteer Eco Network to help spread the word and make our workplace more sustainable, something any employee can get involved in, regardless of level or function.
What keeps you energized about this work?
Alexis: It took time for our sustainability work to gain momentum, but now we're at a point where we're seeing a lot of accomplishments and meeting our goals, and that's very gratifying. We're making real headway and proving this is the right direction for our employees and the business.
What will the next phase of sustainability look like at Clorox?
Bill: Sustainability will be embedded in our core business processes and culture, allowing us to create even more value. We also want to be known to the outside world as a sustainability exemplar, helping advance the agenda within our own company and the industry as a whole.