SOURCE: The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

November 10, 2010 12:00 ET

The Clorox Company Foundation Issues 2010 Annual Report

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  The Clorox Company Foundation has released its 2010 annual report, highlighting its fiscal year 2010 contribution of $3.5 million in cash grants primarily to support youth programs, K-12 education and cultural and civic organizations where the company conducts business in the U.S.

"It's inspiring to read the letters from people whose lives have been positively impacted by the programs we support," said Chairman and CEO Don Knauss. "In this challenging economy, we believe it's even more important to support our communities by giving our time and financial resources. This is a strong part of our culture and one of the top reasons Clorox people are proud to work here."

In addition to the foundation's distribution of cash grants, The Clorox Company has a history of providing cash and product donations to disaster relief efforts. In fiscal year 2010, the company made product donations valued at more than $8.8 million for clean up efforts after floods in Massachusetts and Tennessee, as well as for the needs of other nonprofit and charitable organizations. Included in the foundation's fiscal year 2010 contributions was a cash donation of $250,000 to the Red Cross and UNICEF for short- and long-term recovery efforts in Haiti, including the rebuilding of schools. 

The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with 8,300 employees and fiscal year 2010 revenues of $5.53 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, Glad® bags and wraps and containers, and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products. Nearly 90 percent of Clorox Company brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company's products are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and sold in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $80 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal 2010 alone, the foundation awarded $3.5 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $8.8 million. For more information about Clorox, visit www.TheCloroxCompany.com.

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