Clorox has not terminated business relationships due to religious or political beliefs, though it does vet suppliers according to LGBTQ policies. Clorox does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. The company supported the Equality Act and claimed social media must do more to censor "hate speech." Clorox has also donated to Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). For these reasons, Clorox receives a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Clorox received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means Clorox vets suppliers according to LGBTQ policies.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Clorox states that it will not extend grants to “religious-based activities for the purpose of furthering religious doctrine,” indicating that the company will donate to religious organizations that engage in community work under a separate 501(c)(3) status (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Clorox does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Clorox signed a Human Rights Campaign letter in support of the Equality Act (1). Benno Dorer, CEO of Clorox, is an original signatory of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge (2). Clorox also joined “Stop Hate for Profit,” a boycott of Facebook advertisements claiming that social media does not take enough action to fight “hate speech” (3).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
The Clorox PAC is largely inactive, although PAC spending has been historically bipartisan and non-ideological (1). Clorox claimed in a statement to Popular Information that it would pause PAC giving, although this promise seems to have had little practical effect on the company’s contributions (2).
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March 24, 2023
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