Corprate Bias Ratings
Clorox vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, though the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. Clorox has also donated to Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The company supported the Equality Act and claimed social media must do more to censor "hate speech." 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. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.
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).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
The company 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.
Clorox has previously donated to Planned Parenthood (1). Clorox has also pledged $2.5 million to the Black Lives Matter movement and its related causes, including the ACLU (2)(3)(4). Clorox has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (5)(6).
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December 5, 2023
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