RACINE, Wis., January 6, 2017
Statement from Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability:
"A misleading online petition, with a photo falsely tied to Windex, has prompted consumer questions about whether we test Windex on dogs. SC Johnson has never tested Windex on dogs. Three Windex products have been tested on animals, as required by the government, in the last 20 years.
We choose non-animal testing methods whenever possible, and to that end we are a major contributor to the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, which is dedicated to improving and increasing use of alternative test methods.
Until alternative methods are accepted globally, we must comply with the government agencies in some countries, including the U.S. EPA, that require safety testing for certain products.
Some companies skirt this issue because their materials or products are tested by suppliers or suppliers to those suppliers. So they claim that they personally do not test. But that's deceptive. We care about transparency in our claims, so we are honest about whether the required animal testing is conducted."
Read our full point of view on animal testing here.
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.