SC Johnson Press Room
Monday, February 27, 2017

Statement by SC Johnson on Support of CDC Summit on Vector Control Strategies for Mosquitoes


Statement from Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability:

“As a family company and the world’s largest producer of pest control products, SC Johnson is proud to be participating in and supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation as they host an important summit to address new strategies regarding mosquito-borne diseases.  Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit a variety of dangerous diseases, including yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya and Zika and are prevalent in many countries with tropical climates and in a number of U.S. states and territories.

Titled Vector Control Strategies for Aedes Aegypti-Transmitted Diseases Summit – Charting the Way Forward, the summit is bringing together government officials, the scientific community and private sector to share scientific insights and tools around vector-borne disease control and combating the related viruses.

We at SC Johnson are committed to helping protect families from mosquitoes that may carry disease. For nearly 60 years, SC Johnson entomologists have studied insects at the Entomology Research Center in Racine, the largest private, urban entomology research center in the world. In 2016, we made a universal call to action to aid in the Zika epidemic and have since participated in the Zika Action Plan Summit at the U.S. CDC, increased production 24/7 in our plants supplying insect repellent, created various resources for trusted information to reach families around the world and more.”

For additional information, please go to www.scjohnson.com/mosquitoes
For downloadable materials and educational assets, please visit our media microsite
Details of the CDC event can be found at http://www.cdcfoundation.org

About SC Johnson
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 131-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. www.scjohnson.com

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