SC Johnson Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for Eighth Year in a Row With Perfect Score

Oct 04, 2010, 14:03 ET from SC Johnson

RACINE, Wis., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth year in a row, SC Johnson has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The HRC Corporate Equality Index rates companies on a scale of 0 to 100 on their fair treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.

"At SC Johnson, being a family company means ensuring everyone is respected and valued, regardless of background," said Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson. "We are proud to be recognized again by the Human Rights Campaign for our continued efforts to nurture a culture where people feel comfortable coming to work every day and are empowered to give their best."

According to the Pew Research Center most Americans value diversity, one of SC Johnson's core values. SC Johnson has 11 business councils and employee support groups that are focused on helping employees from all walks of life and backgrounds tap into their full potential. Of these, the Gay & Lesbian Business Council marked its 13th anniversary at SC Johnson in June.

For nearly a decade, the company has offered domestic partner benefits as part of its standard benefits package. This reflects the company's ongoing commitment to its people and environment of inclusion.

The HRC is the nation's largest advocacy group for gay, bisexual, transgendered and lesbian Americans. The Corporate Equality Index rated a total of 844 companies this year. From that group, SC Johnson was one of 305 companies to receive a perfect score of 100 percent and one of 12 companies to score 100 percent for eight years in a row.

"At SC Johnson, we value people's differences and similarities, consistent with our belief that diversity is an asset to our business and contributes to our overall success," said Maria L. Campbell, Director of Diversity. "Not only does this create a great work environment for our people, but it fosters creativity, innovation and new ways of thinking that will ensure our growth and success moving forward."

SC Johnson and Quarles & Brady LLP are the only two Wisconsin companies included in the survey to score 100 percent. Wisconsin was the first state to ban employee discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1982.

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, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, ECHO®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 124-year-old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.


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