Community Volunteers Generously Carry on SC Johnson's Legacy of Civic Involvement
We are not the only company out there with a social conscience, but we are proud of our long history of community involvement. Our founder, Samuel Curtis Johnson, donated a portion of every paycheck to civic initiatives and was heavily involved in youth programs. It meant a lot to him on a personal level, and we have tried to carry that spirit through generations of our company.
That said, we do not have a formal programme at SC Johnson that incentivises volunteerism with paid time off. To us, paying people to volunteer goes against the point of volunteerism: giving generously of yourself to make an impact on your community. If the time off is paid, it is just another day at work.
Yet even without incentive, SC Johnson people all over the world serve on community boards, volunteer at local service agencies and give their own free time to make their communities better. It is incredibly humbling and makes us immensely proud.
Corporate Volunteerism: SC Johnson People Give Back
On weekends, evenings and the occasional team-building day, SC Johnson people go out in their communities to help with social, environmental, educational and other efforts. Here are just a few recent examples.