United Nations and Foundation for Social Change Honor SC Johnson as Global Leader of Change Global Conference for Social Change Recognizes Company for Strong Commitment to Environmental and Social Issues
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 125 years, SC Johnson has set itself apart by bringing innovative and trusted products to consumers while committing to being a responsible corporate citizen. As a result of this unwavering dedication, SC Johnson was recently recognized as a Leader of Change at the third annual Global Conference for Social Change: Making the Business Case for Sustainability.
"We are truly honored to be recognized as a Leader of Change alongside these other remarkable companies. We continue to be committed to sustainability because doing what's right for people and the planet has been a core value of SC Johnson for decades," said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability at SC Johnson. "As a family company, we strive to be a responsible corporate citizen by helping to protect the planet's resources, giving back to local communities and providing a great work environment for our nearly 13,000 employees globally."
The Foundation for Social Change, United Nations Office for Partnerships and New York University's Stern School of Business hosted the event to honor SC Johnson and other inspirational companies that are achieving business goals while tackling environmental and social problems. More than 400 senior executives from corporations, representatives from non-governmental organizations and government officials were in attendance at the Global Conference.
"This year's Leaders of Change honorees are an exemplary group of individuals and organizations who represent the strong leadership role needed to address social issues," said Roland Rich, Officer-In-Charge of UNOP. "Corporate engagement is essential to the international community's efforts to alleviate poverty, ensure clean water and help underserved populations realize healthy living. We want to recognize the creativity, technology and resources that the private sector brings to our collective efforts in solving social problems."
Leaders of Change winners are nominated for the award each year by a committee, which includes past award recipients. Honorees are selected based on several criteria including the ability to demonstrate "true leadership qualities in engaging and providing access to marginalized or underprivileged stakeholders."
Learn more about SC Johnson's commitment to environment, social and economic sustainability in the company's public report.
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
About the Foundation for Social Change
The Foundation works with corporations and NGOs around the world to create programs that define how doing good is good for business. It is not charity. It is not philanthropy. It is not impact investing. It is just doing the right thing. We prove that there is a bottom-line financial impact to solving problems. One example of this is through our eLife – Economic Opportunity for Women & Girls education program teaching life and business skills.
About the United Nations Office for Partnerships
The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for collaboration between the private sector and foundations, and the United Nations family. It promotes new partnerships and alliances in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals and provides support to new initiatives of the Secretary-General.
About NYU Stern School of Business
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, New York University Stern School of Business is one of the world's premier research and teaching institutions. NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of graduate and undergraduate programs, all of them informed and enriched by the dynamism, energy and resources of one of the world's business capitals. Follow NYU Stern on Twitter at @NYUStern and find additional information at www.stern.nyu.edu.
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