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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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I’m a member of the media and have a question. Who should I call?
Please visit our Press Room or call our media hotline at 1-262-260-2440.

What does it mean to be “a family company?”
It means that SC Johnson has been led by the Johnson family for five generations. Fisk Johnson, our current Chairman and CEO, is the great-great-grandson of the company’s founder. Being a family company also means we put core values – such as integrity, respect, fairness and trust – above everything else. Being privately held enables us to focus on doing what’s right for the next generation, not just the next quarter’s earnings report.  Learn more about our family story.

Has SC Johnson always had its headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin?
Yes. The company was founded in Racine in 1886 when Samuel Curtis Johnson bought the parquet flooring business from the Racine Hardware Company. Find out more about how the company got started.

Can I visit SC Johnson and see the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed headquarters?
Absolutely! Find out more about visiting our campus.

I think I’d like to work at SC Johnson. Where can I find out more?
Visit our Careers section for a wide variety of information about what it’s like to work here and what jobs are available.

I have feedback to share about an SC Johnson product. Who should I contact?
As a family company, we care about making life cleaner, easier and better for families. We want to hear your thoughts, good or not-so-good. You can send an email to our Consumer Resource Center. You can visit our Home Matters Q&A section to share your thoughts. Or, if you want to share a testimonial, please consider using our form. We’d love to share your story!

Where can I find coupons for SC Johnson products?
Try our Products section if you’re in the United States. You also may want to join Right@Home™ for tips to save you time and money, as well as chances for prizes and free products. Outside the United States, visit the local pages for our companies in other countries.

Can I buy stock in SC Johnson?
As a private, family company, we don’t offer publicly-held stock. Our private status enables us to focus on doing what’s right for the next generation, not just the next quarter’s earnings report. Learn more about our family story.

Is SC Johnson affiliated with Johnson & Johnson?
No. While we share a similar name, we are two completely different companies. The Johnsons of SC Johnson are not related to the Johnsons of Johnson & Johnson.

Is SC Johnson affiliated with Diversey?
Diversey grew from a division of SC Johnson that, years ago, was focused on commercial cleaning products and systems. In 1999, it separated from SC Johnson and became a stand-alone company called Johnson Wax Professional. In 2002, it acquired DiverseyLever to become JohnsonDiversey Inc., and in 2009, along with a recapitalization deal it became Diversey, Inc. In 2011, it was acquired by Sealed Air Corporation. You can visit the company’s website to learn more: www.diversey.com.

How does SC Johnson measure the environmental impact of its products?
In 2001, we created our patented Greenlist™ process to help our scientists understand the impact of different ingredients. They use the process to make choices that protect people and the planet, while maintaining the high performance of our products. 

Does SC Johnson disclose its product ingredients?
Yes, in March 2009 we announced that SC Johnson would voluntarily launch an ingredient disclosure program for our products such as Windex®, Shout® and Glade®. Making information about the ingredients in our products readily accessible and easy to understand helps our consumers know they can continue to trust our products. Get the facts at www.whatsinsidescjohnson.com.

Where are your manufacturer safety data sheets (MSDS) available to consumers?
MSDS for U.S. products can be found here.  Information for the European Union and Norway can be found here.

How much has SC Johnson reduced its greenhouse gas emissions over the years?
Since 2000, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions for all our worldwide factories by 26%.

How much renewable energy does SC Johnson use?
We currently source 40% of our total electricity usage worldwide from renewable energy. 

How much does SC Johnson donate in charitable contributions each year?
We set aside pre-tax profits globally for corporate giving. Around the world, our subsidiary companies contribute an average of 2% of pre-tax profits. Over the past 10 years, SC Johnson’s worldwide philanthropic contributions have surpassed nearly $185 million.

When do the notes issued in May 2013 mature?
S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. has determined that the notes it issued in May 2013, which mature on May 15, 2043, were “publicly traded” pursuant to Treas. Reg. 1.1273-2(f)(9). The issue price was 98.096% of value of the principal amount of notes.

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