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SC Johnson releases sustainability report

Report outlines company's work towards 2016 environmental goals


RACINE, Wis—SC Johnson has released its 2012 annual public sustainability report, which shares the latest information on the company’s work towards its 2016 environmental goals by using more clean energy, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and creating innovative products that use fewer resources.

“Over the past year, we’ve progressed many environmental efforts that are detailed in this report—from our ongoing work to continually select better ingredients, to innovative new programs related to reducing waste,” said Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “The goal of these and other advances is to make the world a better place for future generations. That’s the inspiration behind our holistic commitment to the environment, and it’s something we work to live up to every day.”

The SC Johnson commitment to sustainability is based on a focus to make a positive impact at every stage of a product’s life cycle, the company said. Beginning with efforts to make responsible supply chain decisions, the company said it also works to increase the use of clean energy and package products that use less material.

For more than 20 years, SC Johnson has set five-year environmental goals. This past year marked the first year of SC Johnson’s newest five-year environmental strategy, which aims to expand its greenhouse gas focus, explore new ways to minimize landfill impact and improve product chemistry.