Zero Waste Management: 100% of SC Johnson Factories are Now Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill
Doing More with Less Since 2000, we’ve been working to reduce global manufacturing waste from SC Johnson facilities. We try to eliminate waste before it’s generated, and to redirect waste that does occur for more environmentally responsible use. At the close of 2018/19, we completed our commitment and 100% of our factories sent zero manufacturing waste to landfills.
SC Johnson Waxdale factory is powered with a mix of wind power, landfill gas and natural gas.
Environmental Leadership Highlights
2020 EPA National Top 100 List of Green Power Users
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized SC Johnson as a top user of green power. Ranking No. 88 on the EPA's 2020 National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership. Together, partners have amounts to more than 61 billion kilowatt-hours, which is equivalent to the annual electricity use of nearly 5.6 million average American homes.
Goal Achievement Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management
From 2015 to 2020, we cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly 30%, doubling our goal of 15%. We were honored to have this progress recognized with a Goal Achievement Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management at the 2020 Climate Leadership Awards, hosted by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry.
4th generation leader, Sam Johnsons bold decision set new heights for environmental responsibility. SC Johnson was the first company to protect the Earth's ozone layer by banning CFCs.
More than 45 years ago, SC Johnson shocked the chemical industry and set new heights for environmental responsibility, as it was the first company to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by banning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from all its aerosol products worldwide. More than a decade before the 1987 Montreal Protocol treaty designed to reduce the production and use of chemicals that contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer.