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SC Johnson Is “Going Beyond” To Help The Community, Environment & The Consumers



01/18/2017

Educating the customers, helping the world to fight against mosquito related diseases and reducing emissions form the broad outlines of Johnson’s sustainable strategy.


SC Johnson Is “Going Beyond” To Help The Community, Environment & The Consumers
Dailycsr.com – 18 January 2017 – SC Johnson has created several “trusted consumer brands”, like “Glade®, Raid®, Scrubbing Bubbles® and Ziploc®”, whereby the company has come out with its Sustainability Report for the year of 2016, under the title of “Going Beyond”.
 
The said report is the twenty-fifth annual report of the company that talks about its “efforts” made in the fronts of environment and society. Besides informing about the “most recent results” obtained by SC Johnson in line with its “sustainable strategies”, the said issue also demonstrate how the “family company” influences on its decision making process in three primary areas:
  • Championing Transparency
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Improving Lives
 
The Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of SC Johnson, Fisk Johnson, said:
“The notion of going beyond is a fundamental part of SC Johnson. We’re always trying to do what’s right, not just what’s required. From creating great products that make life easier, to continually expanding our ingredient transparency, to helping families in need, to us going beyond is how we live up to our responsibility to future generations.”
 
It is the belief of the company that families would want to buy products that are made out of ingredients which “they can trust”. Likewise, consumers need to have the right to make “educated choices” about their choice of products. Here is a list of achievements and efforts undertaken by SC Johnson to disclose about the ingredients used in its products and educating the consumers in the process, as mentioned by the Ethical Performance:
  • Continued its efforts with the ongoing dialogue about chemicals, disclosure and so-called natural products. Many companies claim their products are better because they are “natural” or contain “natural fragrances.” In reality, all fragrances, including essential oils, are complex mixtures of chemicals.
  • Launched the industry’s first 100 percent of fragrance ingredients disclosed product with its Glade® Fresh Citrus Blossoms air care collection.
  • Became the first major consumer packaged goods company to list specific fragrance ingredients for products sold across Europe.    
 
On the environmental front, the company advanced in strides in the year of 2016 and “exceeded aggressive goals” related to the emissions reduction of greenhouse gas along with “global manufacturing waste”. Here is an overview SC Johnson’s works in the field of environment, as mentioned by Ethical Performance:
  • 32.7 percent of energy use globally now from renewable sources
  • 51.7 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction from SC Johnson manufacturing sites since 2000, indexed to production
  • 76 percent waste reduction at SC Johnson manufacturing sites since 2000, as a ratio to production
  • One-third of SC Johnson global office and manufacturing sites now hold “zero waste-to-landfill” status**
“** To achieve zero landfill status, SC Johnson manufacturing sites are required to reuse, recycle or eliminate material that would otherwise have been sent to a landfill. For waste that cannot be reused, recycled or eliminated, incineration and heat recovery may be an option.”
 
The third area of Johnson’s work related to improving the life of people, wherein it has set “greatest example” by providing protective products “against mosquitoes that may carry disease”. Moreover, Johnson is also the “largest producer of pest control products” in the world, whereby it used its sixty years’ “insect research experience” and created “educational materials” that allowed families to take “informed decisions” to prevent mosquito bites.
 
To fight the “outbreak of the Zika virus”, Johnson boosted its personal repellents’ manufacturing all over the world. While, the Ethical Performance also mentioned that Johnson:
  • Launched a global website in 13 languages to educate about mosquito bite prevention.
  • Committed $15 million in product and resource donations to those in need.
  • Delivered over $200 million in philanthropic contributions over the past 10 years alone.
In order to avail the entire Sustainability Report of Johnson for the year of 2016, kindly visit:
www.scjohnson.com/report
 
 
References:
http://www.ethicalperformance.com/