The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company is a Humankind 100 company whose ranking is based on its Humankind Value, a proprietary metric that provides an estimate of the overall dollar amount a company creates for investors, consumers, employees, and society at large.

The Clorox Company is an American manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional goods. Its products include heavy-duty and household cleaning products, personal care items, and food sauces and seasonings. Some notable members of its 100+ brands include Clorox, Glad, and Greenworks.

Ticker: CLX

Humankind Value: $64.7 B

Revenue: $6.8 B

Market Cap: $17.7 B

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(All values are in US Dollars, where M=Million, B=Billion, T=Trillion.)

Companies that offer hygienic products receive a positive Humankind Value in our research as these products extend life expectancies by reducing the burden of infectious disease. The Clorox Co. is a net-positive Humankind Value company. The greatest contributors to this positive outcome are Hygienic Products ($62.0 B), Crop Production ($2.3 B), and Economic Value ($2.2 B). Out of every company we have analyzed, The Clorox Co. is in the top ten for Hygienic Products. We associate its work in this field with 1,285,555.7 additional years of life for people worldwide. The company produces economic value by offering to consumers goods and services that they value, paying employees for their labor in producing these goods and services, and providing value for shareholders. Downsides for The Clorox Co. are associated with Greenhouse Gases (-$638.2 M) and Tobacco (-$444.0 M). Hygienic Products, Economic Value, and Greenhouse Gases are attached to this company as a result of its direct business activities. Crop Production and Tobacco are mostly or entirely a result of supply-chain relationships.

How the Humankind Value Methodology Drives the Rankings

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How Methodology Drives the Rankings