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Clorox recognized for climate change initiatives

May 18, 2012

OAKLAND, CA — The Clorox Company was ranked number 48 in the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CII), according to a press release.

The CIIs evaluate the largest multinational companies in the U.S. and how they manage and adapt to climate change, with a special focus on innovation, the release stated.

According to the release, Maplecroft rated each company against more than 100 criteria, including: Technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change impacts; management of climate-related issues; adaption to physical climate-related risks, such as flooding or more extreme weather events throughout the supply chain; and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Since 2007, Clorox has reduced its GHG emissions by 14 percent, water usage by 13 percent, energy usage by four percent and total waste to landfill by 25 percent; additionally, Clorox also now has four zero-waste facilities, the release noted.

"Inclusion in the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index is great recognition of the work we’re doing to reduce our footprint while growing our business," said Bill Morrissey, Clorox vice president of sustainability.

"We''re proud of the progress we''ve made, and we know there''s still much more to do to continue improving how we run our business," Morrissey added.

Click here to read the complete release.