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Fact Sheet: SC Johnson Diversity and Inclusion

At SC Johnson, we believe cultivating diversity and inclusion is fundamental to how we hire, retain and inspire the best people. We make diversity and inclusion a priority today and for the future.

A Long-Term Commitment to Respect

We launched our first formal diversity and inclusion initiative in 1992, when we established our Office of Diversity to recognize and support the unique backgrounds, talents and abilities of SC Johnson people.

Commitment Starts at the Top

Our Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson explains, “We’re a global business, with people from every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and ability. Our consumers are as diverse as the entire world, and so are SC Johnson people. We recognize the breadth of human experience, and we work to celebrate it.”

How We Define “Diversity”

Diversity is the valuable differences between people that give SC Johnson, collectively, a broader understanding of each other, our consumers and the world around us. These differences range from apparent distinctions such as gender, age and ethnicity, to less apparent ones such as personal habits, educational background, religion and work location.

How We Define “Inclusion”

Inclusion is creating a work environment where all opinions are valued and where talent is recognized, cultivated and rewarded. We believe in the respectful treatment of all people, and SC Johnson corporate policy requires that all people at SC Johnson companies around the globe be treated in a fair, just and impartial manner. The company has zero tolerance for discrimination or harassment.

SC Johnson prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, age, ability or any other factor that is not job related. Around the world, corporate employment policy requires that each SC Johnson company will provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified employees and applicants. Only job-related factors – such as job performance, training, experience or factors that are required to properly perform the job – may be used as a basis for employment selection. 

A Culture of Support

SC Johnson’s employee-driven business councils in the United States provide support and networking opportunities such as mentoring, community outreach, career development and cultural awareness activities. They are:

  • The Abilities First Business Council

  • The African-American Business Council

  • The Business Council of Asian Professionals

  • The Council of Military Veterans

  • The Council of Young Professionals

  • IGN!TE – Supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, asexual and ally employees

  • INSPIRA – Supporting Hispanic employees

  • The Women’s Business Council

Recent Recognitions and Awards

  • SC Johnson earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index survey and report. This marks the 15th time we have earned a perfect score and our 18th time on the Human Rights Campaign’s list.

  • SC Johnson received recognition on Working Mother magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies for the 31st time in 2019.

  • SC Johnson was named to 2020 Best of the Best lists for Top Employers and Top LGBTQ+ Friendly Companies by Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine and Professional Women's Magazine.