Responsibility is 

Our Family Tradition

As a 128-year old family company, we know that todays’s decisions shape tomorrow’s world. From the ingredients in our products to the way we run our business, we’re committed to working every day to do what’s right for people, the planet and generations to come.

Products You Can Trust

As we introduce innovative and quality products that meet the needs of families, everywhere we operate, SC Johnson is committed to:

  • Respecting people and supporting universal human rights
  • Adhering to all local laws and regulations regarding products and how they’re made
  • Choosing more earth-responsible ingredients
  • Reducing emissions, waste and the use of fossil fuels, and we’re now looking at new ways to minimize landfill impact, too
  • Contributing to our host communities through philanthropic contributions and local volunteerism.

Giving Back

In the last 10 years alone, we’ve given more than $200 million to improve quality of life in communities around the world. What’s more, last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our philanthropic arm, the SC Johnson Fund, Inc., as well as ongoing philanthropy of the company at large, which began decades earlier.

Making a Difference

Our commitment to environmental leadership is just as strong. As an example, since 2000, our worldwide factory greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are down 42%. And 40% of our electricity is now sourced from renewable energy sources including wind power, methane from a public landfill, and burning used palm shells as a fuel source.

Want to know more of our responsibility? You can visit our online 2012 Public Report, which details how we’re investing in people and the planet. Find it here.

A Few of Our Milestones

1975

1975

Voluntarily and unilaterally eliminated chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from our aerosol products, three years before the U.S. mandate.

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1990s

1990s

Led a national grassroots coalition to promote steel can recycling, resulting in over 5,600 communities recycling empty aerosol cans.

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2001

2001

Created our Greenlist™ process to help our chemists to select better ingredients and phase out less desirable ones.

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2003

2003

Received the first-ever Lifetime Atmospheric Achievement Award from the U.S. EPA, for protecting both the ozone layer and climate.

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2005

2005

Became the first major consumer packaged goods company to partner with the U.S. EPA's Design for the Environment program.

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2006

2006

Received Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in recognition of our Greenlist™ process.

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2009

2009

Launched our first owned and operated windmill, at our largest European manufacturing plant. It generates about 42% of the electricity needed to power the plant.

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2011

2011

Testified before the U.S. Senate, calling for modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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