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Reducing GREENHOUSE GAS Emissions

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

In 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.operations.

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 baseline.

But 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 worked toward a target of 33% renewable energy globally by 2016. For greenhouse gas reductions, by 2016 we aimed to reduce emissions from SC Johnson global manufacturing sites 48% versus 2000 (indexed to production).

Our Latest Results

In 2013, we surpassed our greenhouse gas emissions goal for 2016. Through 2016, we've cut emissions for SC Johnson global manufacturing sites 55% versus 2000 (indexed to production).  In addition, we have committed ourselves to another aggressive goal for 2021, reducing our absolute U.S. Greenhouse gases by 15% using a 2015 baseline of 105,353 metric tons of CO2e.

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