SC Johnson Applauds House Discussion on TSCA Modernization Consumer Products Company Supports Updating 37-Year-Old Chemical Statute

RACINE, Wis., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, one of the world's leading makers of household brands, applauds the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce for its focus on the much-needed legislative reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation's chemical management law.

"There is a clear consumer and business case for modernizing TSCA, a statute that has not been modified in more than a generation," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability for SC Johnson. "We hope the House will be able to come together on a bipartisan bill to reform this antiquated law. Doing so will give businesses a modern process and consumers added confidence in the products that they use in their home."

SC Johnson, a fifth generation family company, is committed to doing what's right for consumers and families that purchase its brands and products such as Glade®, Windex® and Ziploc®. In 2011, Semrau testified on behalf of SC Johnson before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the need to modernize TSCA.

SC Johnson has pledged to work with lawmakers in both parties to develop responsible and workable improvements to TSCA that will garner broad public and industry support and make the U.S. a global leader in chemical management policy.

SC Johnson Has a History of Doing What's Right

Working to safeguard the environment and protect human health play a key role in the privately-held company's 127-year-old history. Examples include:

  • 1955 – SC Johnson switched to water-based aerosols from petroleum-based aerosols.
  • 1975 – SC Johnson was the first company to remove CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) from all aerosol products, doing so voluntarily and unilaterally, three years before the federal mandate.
  • 2001 – The company launched Greenlist™, a patented, award-winning process that enables SC Johnson to use an environmental classification system to help green its chemistry.
  • 2009 – SC Johnson announced a broad ingredient communications program that was a logical extension of Greenlist™, which was designed to bring more transparency to its products by sharing product ingredients with consumers through a dedicated website, product labels and a toll-free number. 

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 127-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. www.scjohnson.com

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