The Clorox Company is an iconic American brand whose products are a staple in every household, office building and commercial facility. Founded more than 100 years ago in Oakland, California as the Electro-Alkaline Company, Clorox now has a footprint in more than 100 nations around the globe. What began as a simple plan to market liquid bleach to homeowners has evolved into a worldwide presence with more than $7 billion in sales and 9,000 employees across 25 territories. Today’s Clorox boasts a diverse portfolio of products for cleaning, home care, food storage, water filtration, personal care, health and wellness, and institutional products — almost all of which boast the Number 1 or 2 market share ranking in their respective categories. Essentially a health and wellness company at heart, The Clorox Company’s core values are as simple as they are effective – Do the Right Thing, Put People at the Center and Play to Win. A champion of diversity and inclusion with a truly world-class Supplier Diversity Initiative, Clorox is one of the GMSDC’s most dedicated corporate partners. The company’s approach to innovation seeks to Innovate Experiences, Evolve Portfolio and Fuel Growth.
Clorox Company Diversity Leader Dwan Armstrong is a well-known and powerful influence in the Supplier Diversity community. A veteran with more than 20 years of corporate procurement and supplier diversity experience, Dwan is a highly respected thought leader and diversity executive who has served on the Boards of Directors of many Councils in the industry and supported countless committees and initiatives. She takes great pride in the Clorox commitment to diversity as a whole and to minority business in particular. “In light of recent developments around race, class and culture in America, we have a special focus on social consciousness and the minority business community at Clorox,” she says. “We have increased our diverse spend every year for the last 7 years, to more than 4 times what it was when we started. As a company that puts people first, we could not overlook what was happening to people of color and those from traditionally disadvantaged communities. Our commitment to diversity is at the core of what we do.”
Clorox has also implemented an initiative that ties Supplier Diversity to the company’s sustainability efforts, thereby immersing diversity work into the long-term strategic plan and ensuring an appropriate level of emphasis for the long haul. As one would expect from such a top tier program, The Clorox Company – and Dwan herself – has won awards and recognition for its supplier diversity efforts that are too many to name. The GMSDC is proud of its long association with The Clorox Company and applauds the company’s leadership posture on Social Consciousness and its pursuit of Economic Equity. The Clorox brand stands out – among many – as an example of how we accomplish our goals as a business community. For more information about this amazing corporate partner, visit clorox.com.