SC Johnson takes a wide variety of actions in support of making the company a great, inclusive place for great people. Here’s a sampling:
To find the best people, we need our recruiting activities to reach all different people. That’s why at SC Johnson, we make sure our recruiting efforts include opportunities like the National Black MBA Association® Annual Conference and Exposition and the Reaching Out MBA conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graduate business school students.
Many SC Johnson companies provide mentoring programs – both formal and informal – to support development and expand opportunities for all people throughout our diverse workforce.
In the United States, for example, more than 1,850 mentoring pairs have participated in the mentoring program since its launch in 1996. In addition, an Executive Shadowing program gives employees an opportunity to shadow a senior company leader to learn about their roles and responsibilities.
SC Johnson has six employee-driven business councils in the United States that provide support and networking opportunities such as mentoring, community outreach, career development and cultural awareness activities.
The Abilities First Business Council helps the company achieve its business objectives by bringing into focus and supporting the abilities of physically and mentally challenged people.
The Business Council of Asian Professionals empowers its members to be successful while celebrating various cultures from Asia and creating value for the business and local communities.
Ignite provides outreach activities focused on issues important to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.
The Hispanic Business Council works to integrate and leverage the multi-cultural Hispanic community as a competitive advantage, by creating awareness and fostering connections with the Hispanic market and community.
The African-American Business Council increases the retention and preparedness level of its members through career and professional development, community service and networking.
The Women’s Business Council, which now includes more than 400 employees, aims to help the company achieve its business objectives through accelerating the development and advancement of women.
Some examples of work/life initiatives at SC Johnson companies around the world include:
- Flexible work arrangements
- Compressed work weeks
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Paid sabbaticals
- Concierge services
- Health and fitness programs
- Onsite childcare or childcare vouchers
- Benefits for domestic partners
- Vacation programs
- Onsite services such as cafeterias and banking