OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 - The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) was ranked No. 41 on the 2013 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World List by Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media and investment research company. Clorox ranked second among household and personal products companies.
The Global 100, begun in 2005, consists of the 100 top-performing stocks worldwide on a range of sector specific sustainability metrics. This is Clorox's first year to appear on the list.
Starting from a base of 4,000 companies, the Global 100 are screened according to their sustainability disclosure practices, financial health, product types and any recent legal payouts. Remaining companies are then scored on a set of sector-specific key performance indicators (KPIs), including energy, water, waste and carbon productivity; innovation; safety; and diversity. Performance data on each of the 12 KPIs used as selection criteria are found in corporate financial statements, sustainability reports, Bloomberg and other third-party sources, including the Carbon Disclosure Project.
For more information about the Global 100, visit Global100.org
For more information on Clorox's financial, environmental, social and governance performance in 2012, view the company's combined annual report: Enduring Value, and for ongoing updates, see the company's CR Matters blog.
The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company is a leading multinational 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™, HealthLink®, Aplicare® and Dispatch® products, Green Works® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Glad® bags, wraps and containers, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and KC Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, and Burt's Bees® and gud® 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. Clorox's commitment to corporate responsibility includes making a positive difference in its communities. In fiscal year 2012, The Clorox Company Foundation awarded $3.5 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $15 million. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com.
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