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‘The Last Girl Corporate Inspiration Award’ Given To Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson


SC Johnson continues working to help eradicate human trafficking tragedy.

Source: flickr.com; (CC BY 2.0)
Source: flickr.com; (CC BY 2.0)
Chairman as well as the Chief Executive of SC Johnson, Fisk Johnson received the “The Last Girl Corporate Inspiration Award” from the “Apne Aap Women Worldwide”, an “anti-sex trafficking group”. Johnson will receive the award for sponsoring the film “Love Sonia” which earned great acclamation and was inspired “by the real-life events of a young girl’s attempts to rescue her sister after their debt-ridden father sells her into prostitution”.
The above mentioned award comes as a recognition to organisations as well as companies for their efforts in fighting “for women’s and children’s equality” whereby expanding the awareness on human trafficking on a global basis.
In fact, the U.K’s theatre release of “Love Sonia” is sponsored by SC Johnson while the “United Nations Association of the United States of America” was the host and “Washington, D.C., and Racine, Wisconsin” saw exclusive screenings of the same.
In Johnson’s words:
“Human trafficking is a heartbreaking evil that has devastated the lives of millions around the world. Supporting ‘Love Sonia’ has given us an opportunity to raise awareness of the trauma these women and children face and the incredible work Apne Aap is doing to save them. By continuing to share their stories and supporting organizations like Apne Aap, we can help end this human tragedy.”
For a quite long time, SC Johnson has maintained “zero-tolerance policy” on “human trafficking and slavery”. In fact, the company has also managed to excel at several “anti-trafficking causes and statements” such as “the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, the CGF Social Resolution on Forced Labor, and the International Labor Organization core standards on forced labor, child labor, freedom of association and discrimination”.
Furthermore, SC Johnson is also supporting “the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010” as well as the “United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015”. The latter was designed to “prevent and eliminate slavery and human trafficking” from supply chains by adopting transparency.
The said award was presented during the “third annual gala” of Apne Aap on “the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11 in New York City”. In the words of the founder as well as the chief executive officer of Apne Aap, Ruchira Gupta:
“We are grateful for the support of Fisk and SC Johnson toward our cause to end human trafficking. Our partnership has created widespread awareness and sparked a positive dialogue on how everyone can do their part to advance and protect basic human rights.”