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SC Johnson Honored with Mexico’s Top Environmental Honor, PROFEPA’S Environmental Excellence Award

Company’s Toluca Manufacturing Facility Recognized for Continuous Improvement and Commitment to Environmental Performance

Racine, Wisconsin, (June 5, 2015) – SC Johnson’s manufacturing facility in Toluca, Mexico, received the Environmental Excellence Award today from Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente, PROFEPA). The award is PROFEPA’s highest environmental honor and recognizes companies which have made a sustained effort in environment improvement and shown a commitment to performance. It was given to SC Johnson at a ceremony with the National Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Juan José Guerra Abud.   

“This is an incredible honor for our company,” said Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson Chairman and CEO.  “We are committed to being a leader in sustainability around the world and are proud of our achievements. I am very pleased to see the SC Johnson team in Toluca recognized for the outstanding work being done in Mexico.” 

SC Johnson has strong global record of environmental leadership at its manufacturing facilities.   

  • The company has reduced waste by more than 71 percent at global manufacturing sites since 2000, as a ratio to production.
  • Eight of SC Johnson’s manufacturing facilities are zero landfill
  • Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced 50.5% from manufacturing sites since 2000, indexed to production.   

In recognizing the company, PROFEPA highlighted the environmental excellence at the company’s Toluca manufacturing facility.  The Toluca factory gets 85 percent of its energy from green sources (wind power), has reduced landfill waste by 20 percent and water consumption by 16 percent. It also conducts yearly forestation projects to support the protection of local forests and wildlife (fish and native butterflies). The facility provides SC Johnson products such as Ziploc, Glade, Duck, Mr Muscle and Raid to Mexico, the U.S. and other markets around the world.   

“The SC Johnson people are proud of the work we are doing in Mexico to be good excellent stewards of our natural resources. This award demonstrates our commitment to having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate, not just now, but for many years to come,” said Luis Manuel Hernandez, Vice President and General Manager for Mexico and Central America.  

The Environmental Excellence Award is based on the voluntary program of Environmental Audits from the Mexican government, and is given to companies who show strong consistency in the extensive biannual onsite evaluations. SC Johnson has participated in this audit since 1994, and has received the Clean Industry Certification each year since for demonstrating good performance and compliance with all environmental laws.

SC Johnson was also recently awarded a Gold Medal from the World Environment Congress for its comprehensive, company-wide focus on sustainability and transparency initiatives.  It was the second time SC Johnson received the Gold Medal, the first being in 1994.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 129-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.