PRN: Making the World a Better Place - New SC Johnson Report Examines 360 Degrees of Greener Choices
Making the World a Better Place - New SC Johnson Report Examines 360 Degrees of Greener Choices [20-December-2011] RACINE, Wisconsin, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Company Announces New Five-Year Environmental Plan, Marks 20th Year of Publicly Sharing Sustainability Progress Today SC Johnson released its 2011 annual public report, 360Â Degrees of Greener Choices, which shares that the company met - and in many cases far exceeded - all of its sustainability objectives for 2011 and also set new five-year goals.
Making the World a Better Place - New SC Johnson Report Examines 360 Degrees of Greener Choices
RACINE, Wisconsin, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Company Announces New Five-Year Environmental Plan, Marks 20th Year of Publicly Sharing Sustainability Progress
Today SC Johnson released its 2011 annual public report, 360Â Degrees of Greener Choices, which shares that the company met - and in many cases far exceeded - all of its sustainability objectives for 2011 and also set new five-year goals.
"At SC Johnson, we work hard every day to create winning products that use fewer resources, ensure less waste and serve the greater good," said Fisk Johnson, SC Johnson Chairman and CEO. "As we look ahead, we are taking much more of a 360-degree approach to the product lifecycle, including making it easier and more engaging for people to make greener choices and to close the recycling loop."
This full-circle, 360-degree approach involves understanding the entire product lifecycle from beginning to end. It starts with reducing impacts within the company's supply chain, continues through manufacturing, to reducing packaging and making products more recyclable.Â Finally, helping drive greener choices for consumers through education and engagement completes the circle.
For the last two decades, privately-held SC Johnson has set firm environmental goals every five years and has regularly reported the results. This year's report marks the 20th year of publicly sharing information about the company's goals, efforts and progress and reflects the company's 360-degree framework and commitment.
Driving Progress for People and the Planet
The company made major strides over the last five years driving environmental change and social responsibility efforts around the globe. Whether cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 26 percent* or working to protect children from insect-borne diseases, SC Johnson has been focused on not just making an impact, but on making life better for families.
Highlights of the 2011 SC Johnson report include:
What's Next - The 2016 Plan
The company's 2011 report also introduces SC Johnson's next set of five-year sustainability objectives which focus on 360 degrees of green choices. These include:
Additionally, the company will continue its work to improve lives through infectious disease prevention, efforts at the base of the economic pyramid, and community investment and volunteerism.
"At the end of the day, we all want to make the world a better place for our children and our children's children," continued Johnson. "That's the heart of SC Johnson's environmental plan, and it's an aspiration this family company has held dear for 125 years."
About SC Johnson's Public Report
To minimize waste, SC Johnson consciously limits the number of pages within the report, limits the number of printed editions and encourages distribution via the Internet at http://www.scjohnson.com/2011Report.Â The report is printed on paper that was manufactured with post-consumer-recycled fiber and was produced using renewable wind power. This avoids generating 2,675 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business 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 GLADEÂ®, KIWIÂ®, OFF!Â®, PLEDGEÂ®, RAIDÂ®, SCRUBBING BUBBLESÂ®, SHOUTÂ®, WINDEXÂ® and ZIPLOCÂ® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTANÂ®, TANAÂ®, BAMAÂ®, BAYGONÂ®, BRISEÂ®, KABIKILLERÂ®, KLEARÂ®, MR. MUSCLEÂ®, and RIDSECTÂ®. The 125-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. http://www.scjohnson.com
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*Using 2000 as a baseline.
**As measured by the company's patented Greenlist™ process.