RACINE, Wis., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced that it has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The HRC Corporate Equality Index rates companies on their fair treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors. This year marks the 11th time that the company has been recognized on the list.
"We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for the 11th year in a row, as we share their commitment to equality for all," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "Providing a global workplace based on inclusion and respect is at the heart of our core values."
The Corporate Equality Index rated a total of 934 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 has a number of programs in place to support and strengthen talent while developing great workplaces.
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 that are pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It is the premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion.
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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