Sustainability Report

SC Johnson Sustainability Report

For more than 20 years, SC Johnson has set environmental goals every five years and regularly reported the results. This commitment continues with our 2014 Public Sustainability Report, which offers updates on our efforts to minimize landfill waste, further manage our carbon footprint through greenhouse gas reduction, continue to improve product chemistry, and make life better for families.

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Our 2014 sustainability report includes a special 18-page section about the SC Johnson Greenlist™ process that explains the history of the process, its governance and how its Scenario Planning Tool helps product formulators and packaging engineers identify opportunities for improvements. Also, for the first time, we’re publishing details from our day-to-day “restricted-use” list for product formulators, and sharing key fragrance ingredients eliminated as part of our U.S. and Canada Exclusive Fragrance Palette.

The 2014 Sustainability Report also details our progress on our five-year environmental goals, including:

  • Smaller Footprint: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from global manufacturing sites 50.5 percent since 2000 versus a goal of 48 percent
  • Less Waste: Reducing global manufacturing waste 71 percent since 2000 versus a goal of 70 percent

Additionally, as a result of wind, biofuel, cogeneration and solar initiatives around the world, SC Johnson now uses 32.3 percent renewable energy globally, nearing our 2016 goal of 33 percent.

Other progress in the third year of our five-year strategy includes:

  • Winning Products: The use of “Better” or “Best” ingredients in products – as measured by the SC Johnson Greenlist™ process – is up 29 percentage points since 2001.
  • Recycling: We now have eight zero landfill manufacturing sites on four continents. SC Johnson defines zero landfill as eliminating all materials that would be transferred to landfills through reuse and recycling, and, ultimately, without the use of incineration.
  • Better Lives: We extended our partnership with USAID and The Borlaug Institute to help Rwanda pyrethrum farmers boost incomes and standards of living.
  • Great Workplaces: Safety continues to be a top priority and we achieved a 0.38 total incident rate per 200,000 hours worked in 2013/14, well below the industry’s best-in-class rate of 0.50.
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