Clorox earns 100 percent rating on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 - The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has earned a top rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a nationally recognized measure of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) equality in the workplace.
Since 2006, Clorox has earned a perfect rating on the CEI and has been named one of the "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality."
"We all want to be a part of an organization where our different perspectives and experiences are not only accepted, but appreciated as well," said Clorox Chairman and CEO Don Knauss. "We're proud that we have built and continue to develop a culture of inclusion at Clorox. It is also gratifying to be recognized by an organization like the Human Rights Campaign, which is well-regarded for its work in highlighting and helping to address issues of GLBT equality in the workplace."
The CEI rates companies on 40 specific policies and practices. To achieve a 100 percent score, Clorox has fully-inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provides equal employment benefits, demonstrates organizational GLBT competency, and is publicly committed to equality and responsible citizenship.
A key part of Clorox's diversity and inclusion strategy is the company's five employee resource groups (ERGs), including GLBT. These groups enable people to connect with one another and collectively with Clorox. Other groups are African-American, Asian/Pacific, Hispanic and women. ERGs not only help build professional relationships, but also promote and retain exceptional employees, provide insights on multicultural marketing and supplier diversity initiatives, and support Clorox's diversity-related community outreach programs. Open to all employees, each ERG ensures every employee has access to support, inspiration, and personal and professional development.
A copy of the report and all ratings can be found at hrc.org/corporate-equality-index.
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