We’re Committed to

Setting a Higher Standard

When you buy an SC Johnson product, you can count on the fact that it meets our rigorous standards for health and environmental impact – and often goes above and beyond. Our standards can be stricter, even, than government regulations, which we also meet.

Our Internal Standards

Beyond meeting regulations, SC Johnson uses more than 45 other criteria to select ingredients, as part of our ingredient selection process. These include carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive hazards, acute and systemic toxicity, sensitization, endocrine disruption, environmental effects and even criteria based on emerging issues that are still being debated. We led on this issue, taking action long before we “had to.”

We also evaluate fragrance materials using our SC Johnson Greenlist™ process. We created the SC Johnson Greenlist™ process back in 2001 to help our scientists go above and beyond to continually select better ingredients and phase out less desirable ones.

When SC Johnson scientists create a new product or new formula, they work to select raw materials with the highest possible ratings. Reformulations must use ingredients that have ratings equal to or better than the original formula.

The SC Johnson Greenlist™ process was created with input from recognized experts such as the U.K.’s Forum For The Future and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

To this day, we continue to validate and improve the SC Johnson Greenlist™ process. It has been scientifically reviewed by organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund. It also has been recognized with various awards.

Visit our corporate website to find out more about the SC Johnson Greenlist™ process.

Laws and Government Regulations

We design our products to meet – and often surpass – all applicable laws and regulations including:

  • The Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), which is administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and requires that products be labeled to indicate potential human hazards such as flammability, toxicity, corrosivity and irritation. Our product labels indicate that our products present few, if any, such hazards.
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which requires that all ingredients be reviewed and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency before they can be used in products.
  • The Clean Air Act and corresponding state laws, which regulate the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that products can contain.
  • The State of California’s Proposition 65, which requires that products contain warnings if they contain significant levels of substances known to the State to cause cancer or birth defects.