Clorox: UC Berkeley names Clorox its official cleaning and disinfection partner
BERKELEY, Calif. (February 8, 2022) UC Berkeley and The Clorox Company today announced an exclusive agreement making Clorox the official cleaning and disinfectant partner of UC Berkeley. The relationship is founded on the principle of “Coming Together”, a theme with a common goal of continually improving the health and well-being of the UC Berkeley campus, while ensuring that the community feels more confident, to comfortable and safer in various facets of campus life. .
As part of the agreement, Clorox will provide the university with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes and hand sanitizer to help provide a cleaner, safer campus; the collaboration also includes product giveaways, product training, and educational support. The partnership will also explore ways for Clorox to support scholarships and internships.
“We are proud to work with our neighbors at UC Berkeley to support the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and all who visit campus,” said Ed Huber, vice president of Strategic Growth and Managing Director of The Clorox Company. “Clorox’s sanitization expertise supports the university’s strong health and safety protocols, helping to bring the UC Berkeley community together around moments that matter.”
Throughout the partnership, Clorox products will be used to clean and disinfect high traffic areas around campus, including but not limited to residential accommodation, classrooms, faculty work areas and staff, sports facilities, canteens, student union and recreational sports. facilities. Additionally, wall-mounted and touchless hand sanitizer dispensers for public use will be available at various entrance areas to campus facilities, along with ongoing health and safety awareness and education campaigns for students, parents, employees and participants in events and shows.
“UC Berkeley is committed to ensuring the well-being of our campus community, especially as we return this spring semester,” said Amy Gardner, executive director of University Business Partnerships and Services. “Partnering with Clorox comes at an ideal time. We share a commitment to public health, and their industry expertise will reinforce our concern for the campus community.”
The nearly $1.3 million three-year relationship will also help bolster Berkeley’s leadership in public health preparedness. “Public health preparedness is an area that has been highlighted as important to the partnership, especially in light of the health crisis we have been experiencing since 2019,” says Felix Deleon, associate director of campus operations.
As the leading solution provider in the cleaning and sanitizing industry, Clorox will support UC Berkeley’s efforts to engage the university’s leading faculty and students on social cause topics, such as curricula /sustainability efforts, social justice, health and wellness.
About UC Berkeley:
The University of California, Berkeley is the world’s premier public university dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and public service. This longstanding mission has led to the university’s distinguished record of Nobel-level scholarship, constant innovation, concern for the betterment of our world, and the consistently high ranking of its schools and departments. The campus offers superior, high-value education for extraordinarily talented students from all walks of life, operational excellence, and a commitment to the competitiveness and prosperity of California, the nation, and the world. The University Partnership Program (UPP) builds meaningful university-wide relationships with business partners by collaborating across units to create partnership opportunities that align with the values and mission of teaching, research, and Berkeley public utility. For more information, visit upp.berkeley.edu.
About Clorox Company:
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 9,000 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2021 revenue of $7.3 billion Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brands, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid-Plumr® Unblockers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® Cat Litter; Glad® bags and wraps; Kingsford® grill products; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water filtration products; Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products; and RenewLife®, Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality CALM™ and NeoCell® vitamins, minerals and supplements. The company also markets advanced products and technologies for professional customers, including those sold under the CloroxPro™ and Clorox Healthcare® brands. More than 80% of the company’s sales are generated by brands that hold the #1 or #2 market share positions in their categories.
Clorox is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been widely recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, appearing on Barron’s 2020 list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2021, Corporate Equality Index 2021 of the Human Rights Campaign and the 2021 Parity.org Best Places for Women to Advance list, among others. To support its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations donated approximately $20 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2021. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany. com and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.
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University of California, Berkeley
The Clorox Company