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 are 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 Greenlist™. We created the Greenlist™ process back in 2001 to help our scientists go above and beyond to continually select better ingredients and phase out less desirable ones. It now includes ratings for more than 95% of the ingredients we use.
When SC Johnson scientists create a new product or reformulation, 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 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 Greenlist™ process. It has been scientifically reviewed by organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund. It also has been recognized with various awards including two Presidential awards.
Visit our corporate website to find out more about Greenlist.™