RACINE, Wis., June 30, 2016 — SC Johnson announced today it will be providing samples of OFF!® personal repellent as part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Zika Action Day” to be held in Puerto Rico. This donation is part of SC Johnson’s commitment to donate at least $15 million over the next year to help protect against mosquitoes.
Zika Action Day is part of a Zika Virus Communication campaign by the CDC to increase knowledge and awareness of protection against the mosquito that may transmit the Zika virus.
The Zika Action Day activities will take place at the Home Depot store located in the Caguas-Las Catalinas Mall in Puerto Rico on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Hosted in a community health fair-type setting, booths will be onsite with experts from different companies providing information on mosquito protection, how to use personal repellents and how to protect your home from pests.
Today’s donation is the latest announcement in SC Johnson’s ongoing efforts to provide up to $15 million in resources globally to help protect against mosquitoes. The donations include aid to numerous countries that are experiencing outbreaks of Zika and dengue fever. In coordination with the CDC Foundation, SC Johnson supported the Zika Action Plan Summit held by the White House and the CDC on April 1, and also donated to the CDC’s Zika prevention kits. Additional donations have been made to the American Red Cross, the International Federation of the Red Cross, AmeriCares, the Rio de Janeiro-based Children’s Health Association and the County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency.
SC Johnson is the world’s largest manufacturer of insect repellents and household insecticides, including OFF!®, Autan®, Raid® and Baygon®. For nearly 60 years, SC Johnson entomologists have studied insects at the Entomology Research Center (ERC) located in Racine. The ERC is the largest private, urban entomology research facility in the world.
For more information, please go to www.scjohnson.com/mosquitoes. For downloadable materials and educational assets, please visit our media microsite.
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, as well as professional products. 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 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com