SC Johnson's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Recognized by Human Rights Campaign Company Ranks on the Corporate Equality Index for the Tenth Straight Year

RACINE, Wis., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 10th consecutive year, SC Johnson has been recognized by 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. This year SC Johnson received a score of 100 percent.

"We believe strongly in the work the Human Rights Campaign does and it is truly an honor to be recognized by them for 10 years in a row," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO, SC Johnson. "Growing and developing a culture built on respect and inclusion is at the core of the company.  Providing a global workplace that is comfortable and inclusive for all remains top among our priorities."

SC Johnson has a number of innovative programs in place to support and strengthen talent and develop great workplaces. The company offers learning and skill development opportunities on topics such as project leadership, essentials of management, brand development, mentoring programs and others.

The Corporate Equality Index rated a total of 889 companies this year. SC Johnson was evaluated in five main categories: Non-Discriminatory/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, Spousal and Partner Benefits, Transgender Inclusive Benefits, Organizational LGBT Competency, and Public Engagement.

SC Johnson, Foley & Lardner LLP and Rockwell Automation are among the Wisconsin companies included in the survey to achieve perfect scores. Wisconsin was the first state to ban employee discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1982.

The HRC is the nation's largest advocacy group for gay, bisexual, transgendered and lesbian Americans.

About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

About the Corporate Equality Index
The HRC's CEI report, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It is the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion.

Businesses rated 100 percent are recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." All consumer-oriented businesses are included in our "Buying for Equality" guide.

Methodology
A total of 889 businesses have been rated in the 2013 CEI, including the entire Fortune 500. Two-hundred ninety-three Fortune 500 companies voluntarily submitted surveys; the remaining 201 were rated based upon publicly-available data (the balance being businesses that merged, were acquired or no longer exist). In addition, 79 Fortune 1000 companies, 141 law firms and 175 other companies voluntarily participated in the 2013 CEI. Voluntary participation in the CEI has doubled since its inception. In 2002, 319 companies participated; this year 688 companies participated.

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 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 126-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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