Victoria Jones, Vice President – Government Affairs and Community Relations
Kathryn Caulfield, Vice President – Global Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Why is family well-being so important to Clorox?
Kathryn: Safeguarding family well-being is core to what we do. Families — and this includes our own employees — use our products to make everyday life better. We help families kill germs; we nourish their skin with our natural products; we even make healthy veggies taste better with our dressings. Helping families and communities be well through our products, our charitable giving and our cause-marketing programs is good for business and the right thing to do for all of our stakeholders.
How does Clorox encourage volunteerism and employee involvement in the community?
Victoria: Clorox employees help build stronger communities by volunteering their time and expertise to a variety of nonprofit organizations. Employees' volunteer interests are as diverse as they are. To help support their passions, we facilitate company and department volunteer opportunities, as well as offer guidance on individual and family volunteer activities. In addition, we think it's important that our senior executives give back to the community in a personal way, so we encourage them to sit on nonprofit boards.
What are you most proud of when it comes to Clorox's community relations programs and The Clorox Company Foundation?
Victoria: Community engagement creates awareness and respect for the challenges of others. Through our many programs — grants, volunteerism, disaster relief, workplace giving — I'm proud we're able to make a difference in the lives of others.
What excites you about the company's corporate and brand giving?
Kathryn: In 1921, we made our first donation to the Boy Scouts. In 2011, we donated $1 million to support immunobiology and vaccine development at the Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif. As we've grown, so has our ability to support our communities and help in times of disaster. Giving isn't an afterthought; it's part of our success. I'm thrilled to continue our legacy and excited to find new ways to create shared value for Clorox and our communities.