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Speaking up about human trafficking

Human trafficking is, in our Chairman and CEO’s words, “a heartbreaking evil.” It has a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities, causing immense trauma. 

At SC Johnson, we have a zero-tolerance policy for human trafficking or slavery throughout our supply chain. We believe we have a responsibility to help protect the most vulnerable by speaking boldly to raise awareness of human trafficking. 

This devastating global problem must be stopped. 

Shining a brighter light
Supporting the 'Love Sonia' film

Around the world, an estimated 25 million people are victims of human trafficking. Yet, all too often, their stories go untold. While the truth of human trafficking is challenging to confront, we must face the horrifying reality in order to change it. 

That’s why we want to shine a brighter light on human trafficking, surfacing stories rather than silencing them. In 2019, we expanded our longstanding zero-tolerance policy for human trafficking by sponsoring the London release and promotion of the film “Love Sonia.” Directed by Tabrez Noorani and produced by David Womark, the film tells the real-life story of a woman’s attempts to rescue her sister from the dark and hidden world of human trafficking. 

We also hosted exclusive screenings of the film in Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin, in partnership with the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

“Human trafficking is a heartbreaking evil that has devastated the lives of millions around the world. Supporting “Love Sonia” has given us an opportunity to raise awareness of the trauma these women and children face and the incredible work Apne Aap is doing to save them. By continuing to share their stories and supporting organizations like Apne Aap, we can help end this human tragedy.”
Fisk Johnson - Chairman and CEO, SC Johnson

We stand by Apne Aap
Partnering with the anti-trafficking group

In recognition of SC Johnson’s support for the “Love Sonia” film and our wider efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking, Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, received the prestigious The Last Girl Corporate Inspiration Award from the anti-trafficking group Apne Aap International (Apne Aap).

Apne Aap is fighting to end human trafficking by preventing inter-generational prostitution. The organization supports victims of human trafficking and works to create change by simultaneously tackling both the “supply side” and the “demand side” of the human trafficking industry.

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, SC Johnson gave $100,000 to help Apne Aap distribute food to women and children in India who have been victims of human trafficking.
We want to create a better world—one in which no one suffers the atrocities of human trafficking or slavery. 

Beyond our policies and support for anti-trafficking programs, we’ll continue to partner with organizations like Apne Aap to bring human trafficking to light and provide those facing trauma with much-needed support.