Supply Chain Transparency

Our Net-Zero Deforestation Commitment

As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), we share their commitment to net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. We are committed to working with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve this goal. The commitments below will guide our business as we move along this path.

Pulp, Paper and Packaging

As a CGF member, we have fully aligned our 2020 commitments and internal policies with the CGF Pulp, Paper and Packaging Guidelines. You can read about them here.

SC Johnson will:

  • Source 100 percent  of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020.
  • Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability).
  • Optimize our packaging in order to minimize the impact of our paperboard packaging.
  • Consider the full life cycle impacts and impacts to biodiversity related to fiber choices.
  • Verify suppliers sourcing virgin fiber from high risk regions or countries require verification from predominate regional or global forestry certification schemes.
  • Work with our suppliers to achieve progressive improvement and  will measure progress, using a supplier self assessment method verified through regular, independent audits.

SC Johnson will purchase pulp, paper and packaging products from suppliers who:

  • Adhere to the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • Employ sustainable forest management practices that are economically viable, environmentally responsible and socially beneficial.
  • Avoid obtaining fiber from High Conservation Value (HCV) forests.
  • Legally harvest and trade raw materials in compliance with relevant national and international laws and treaties.
  • Engage in a two-way dialogue with us to assist in promoting continuous improvement in their processes.

Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil or Derivatives

SC Johnson uses relatively small amounts of palm oil, palm kernel oil or derivatives, but we recognize the impact that nonsustainable palm oil production has on the planet and our responsibility to future generations. As a result, we have placed nonsustainable palm oil on our restricted-use-material list for new uses and we are working to eliminate the use of nonsustainable palm oil in SC Johnson products globally as new reformulations occur. Restricted use materials cannot be used in our products or can only be used with approval by senior management with agreed upon exit dates.

To achieve these goals, SC Johnson will:

  • Engage suppliers in discussions and review of their palm oil, palm kernel oil or derivatives production and sourcing practices.
  • Suspend or eliminate palm oil purchases from any supplier that it is intentionally contributing to deforestation or the negative environmental or social issues or impacts created by the production of palm oil.
  • Continually review and revise policies and practices to increase supply chain sustainability.
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