From selecting better ingredients to using fewer resources, we're working every day at SC Johnson to make this world a cleaner, better place. Here are a few examples of how we're doing our part.
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SC Johnson Chile is a "Great Place to Work"
SC Johnson Chile was recognized as a "Great Place to Work" for the 4th time; it ranked 10 among 35 best companies.
Reducing Waste in India
In India, one of our operations has cut solid waste by half since 2005, reduced paper waste by 18% and held plastic waste almost flat.
Embracing Diversity and Workers with Disabilities
The company ranked sixth among top ten companies for disabilities and in the top 50 companies for diversity in 2008, according to DiversityInc.com.
Providing Health Care Technology
SC Johnson Canada helped Brantford General Hospital purchase its first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.
Improving Sustainability Efforts in Canada
Recent improvements at SC Johnson Canada's factory included reducing scrap from a key production line by 59%.
A Hybrid Sales Fleet
Our fleet program for U.S. sales employees focuses on a single car option: the Toyota Prius, a hybrid model. Fleet cars are being replaced on a 3-year basis until the fleet averages 40 mpg - a target we hope to reach by the end of 2010.
Conserving Water During Off-Hours
Shutting down decorative fountains at SC Johnson United Kingdom during nights and weekends saves 34,000 kWh of energy per year.
Buying Green Electricity in Michigan
In 2008, we signed an agreement to source 46% of the electricity for our Bay City, Michigan factory from wind energy. This keeps 29,500 tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere annually.
Building Conservation Interest
We made a $20,000 contribution to support the Tayna Center for Conservation Biology in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which trains the next generation of conservationists there.
Since summer 2008, SC Johnson has been working with our suppliers to phase out phthalates from fragrances they supply for our products.