cleaning products

Cleaning Products Industry

 

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Companies at the top are the best, at the bottom the worst.

company
overall
ranking
environ-
ment
human
rights
labor
ethics &
governance
health &
safety
1

C

n/i

C

C

n/i

2

n/i

n/i

F

F

D

Notes: Rankings proceed from top to bottom with companies at the top as more responsible within the industry and those at the bottom as the less responsible. Letter grades go in this order: A (best),B,C,D,F(worst) with plus (+) and minus (-). "n/i" means we don't have enough information to give a letter grade for that category. The color coding is another corporate responsibility indicator, in the order Green (best), Yellow, Orange, Red (worst). Companies in the green zone are sustainable and working towards creating a greener planet (most industries will not have companioes in the green zone as there are no companies that can be considered sustainable in that industry). Companies red zone have poor environmental and social responsibility records and should be avoided if possible. 'Orange' companies are not quite as bad as 'red' and ' yellow' zone are slightly better than orange. Orange and yellow companies have a ways to go before they can be considered green.

Fast facts about the cleaning products industry



    • Colgate-Palmolive is among the companies that have dropped traditional employee pensions for "cash-balance" plans, which often leave long-term employees with greatly reduced retirement benefits.
    • Regulations have to be put into place for the general public, workers manufacturing such products, and environment in regards to hazardous chemicals and bleaches in household cleaning products.
    • Proctor & Gamble was criticized for working to weaken European laws governing harmful chemicals in household products, and ultimately these safety regulations were diluted before passage, endangering our environment and ourselves.
    • Colgate-Palmolive is one of numerous companies deemed responsible for hazardous waste at the Chemsol federal Superfund site in Piscataway, NJ.
  • Visit Go Green for tips on how you can be clean and sustainable.