For more than a decade, we have continually established and achieved goals that helped us lessen our impact on the world.
We believe that to make a gain, you have to set a goal. That’s why in
2000, SC Johnson established a greenhouse gas emissions benchmark for
our five largest international manufacturing plants.
A Legacy of Progress
2002, two more SC Johnson plants voluntarily joined our efforts as
well. In addition, that year we joined the U.S. Climate Leaders program
and set a second greenhouse gas reduction goal that covered all U.S.
By 2005, we had surpassed our goals for both the
United States and our seven largest plants. So in 2007, we announced
aggressive new objectives for 2011. We planned to cut U.S. greenhouse
gas emissions by 8% versus our 2005 baseline and cut greenhouse gas
emissions from all our worldwide factories by 12% versus our 2000
we’re never satisfied. Once again in 2011, we set new goals for the
future. We are now reporting all uses of renewable energy (not just
electricity) and working toward a target of 33% renewable energy
globally by 2016. For greenhouse gas reductions, by 2016 we're aiming to
reduce emissions from our global manufacturing sites 48% versus 2000 (indexed to production).
Our Latest Results
Through 2012, we have cut greenhouse gas emissions from global manufacturing sites 40.2% versus 2000 (indexed to production). Importantly, our results for 2013 are tracking in the right direction toward our 2016 goal. This is due to our new U.S. wind turbines being fully operational in 2013 as well as additional wind energy purchases being made elsewhere around the world.