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SC Johnson and Ellen MacArthur Foundation: A Groundbreaking Global Partnership

SC Johnson is working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to keep plastic out of oceans and encourage circular economy innovations.
SC Johnson was a founding signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and became a Global Partner with EMF in 2019.
Experts estimate that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. As a longtime champion for the environment, at SC Johnson we believe it’s imperative that business, government, NGOs and individuals work together to tackle this problem before it’s too late.

That’s why at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Indonesia, Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson joined Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Erik Solheim, United Nations Environment Executive Director, to launch the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
Together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and other global organisations, we are making ambitious commitments and taking united action to create a new plastics economy that helps stop plastic from becoming waste.
Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO

Signed by over 400 organisations, the Commitment aims to address the root causes of plastic pollution, such as eliminating excess packaging and making more packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable.

Fisk Johnson with Roberto Ampuero Espinoza, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile and Dame Ellen MacArthur at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference
Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson on stage with Roberto Ampuero Espinoza, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile (centre) and Dame Ellen MacArthur (at right) after signing the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia. Credit: Graham Crouch/AP Photography for SC Johnson

The New Plastic Economy Global Commitments include:

  • Take action to eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging by 2025.
  • Take action to move from single-use toward reuse models where relevant by 2025.
  • Make 100% of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
  • Significantly increase recycled content in plastic packaging by 2025.
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Ending Plastic Waste: SC Johnson is Committed to Increasing Plastic Reuse and Stopping Plastic Pollution
 
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Press Release
SC Johnson Signs Groundbreaking International Commitment to Tackle the Plastic Pollution Crisis
 
In 2019, SC Johnson became the tenth Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, working to drive market-leading circular economy initiatives at scale. Other partners include Google, Phillips and Unilever. 

As Fisk shared at the time, “Plastic pollution is an enormous problem, and it is going to take businesses, governments, consumers and civil society working together to solve it."
Built upon their strong history as a family company and pioneering work on transparency and product circularity, SC Johnson is taking a leadership role to help redesign global systems according to circular economy principles, and to address major challenges such as plastic pollution.
Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder and Chair of Trustees of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
The multi-year partnership builds on SC Johnson’s decade-long journey to improve the sustainability of its products. As part of this effort, we have spent years working with industry experts to understand barriers to circularity and to find solutions to overcome them.

Said Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder and Chair of Trustees of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation: “Built upon their strong history as a family company and pioneering work on transparency and product circularity, SC Johnson is taking a leadership role to help redesign global systems according to circular economy principles, and to address major challenges such as plastic pollution. We are delighted to welcome SC Johnson as a Global Partner and look forward to the progress we can drive together, towards an economy that works in the long term.”

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