RACINE, Wis., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SC Johnson is being awarded an Ethical Business Leadership Award from Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW). Members of the faculty and students from the School of Business Administration will present the award this evening at a ceremony held at the Wisconsin Country Club. Each year Concordia students identify individuals, corporations or organizations that demonstrate ethically responsible management practices and submit a written nomination on their behalf. The award criteria requires recipients to treat employees and customers with dignity and respect, create a community corporate culture, emphasize quality, serve as a model of integrity and consider the environment in all business activities.
"It is inspiring to see that CUW students share the values that are important to us at SC Johnson, and we are honored to be recognized by these future leaders in our community," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability for SC Johnson. "As a family company, making a positive impact on employees, the community, and the environment is a responsibility that we've taken seriously for 127 years, and it is exciting that many of Wisconsin's best and brightest agree."
The students' nomination specifically called out SC Johnson's philanthropic efforts and its charitable contributions that have totaled more than $200 million in the past 10 years worldwide, including a recent $1.7 million donation to Gateway Technical College in support of its integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center in Sturtevant, Wis.
"Leading businesses are faced with more complex challenges each day as our world becomes more interconnected and complicated. To meet these challenges, corporate leaders must make decisions with strong community and environmental values," said Dr. David W. Borst, Dean of the School of Business Administration at Concordia University Wisconsin. "SC Johnson is leading the charge to make sure every aspect of their business takes the community and the environment into account. With this recognition, it is our hope that other companies take note and follow their lead."
Past recipients include: Kapco Inc., Wenthe Davidson Engineering, Milwaukee Protestant Home, Baensch Food Products, UMOS, Steinhafels Furniture, Stone Creek Coffee, Johnson Control Inc., Ozaukee Humane Society, Wally Sommer, and West Bend Mutual Insurance.
About Concordia University Wisconsin
Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin's main campus is located on approximately 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. The University and its 13 Concordia Centers and classroom locations are home to more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate, traditional, as well as non-traditional students from 46 states and 30 countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 14 master's degree programs, doctoral degrees in Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Nursing Practice. There are also a variety of accelerated evening and e-learning programs. The University is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities.
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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