RACINE, Wis., Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Pledge® and OFF!®, today announced it will be donating more than one million additional units of OFF!® and Autan® to families across Latin America; including those in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Today's contributions of the trusted personal repellents will go to several organizations for distribution in Latin America to help reach people in need to help protect themselves against mosquitoes. The organizations include:
- The Red Cross in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela;
- Banco De Alimentos in Argentina and Mexico;
- Instituto Fazer Acontecer, Idesca - Instituto de Desenvolvimento Educação e Cultura da Amazônia, Instituto Esporte Educação, INAPPES - Instituto de Ações Projetos e Pesquisas Sociais, Bola Pra Frente and Saúde Criança in Brazil;
- Mundo Sano, Fundación Sí, Cáritas and Ministerio de Salud (Health Authority) in Argentina;
- UNICEF, SINAE and Reaching U in Uruguay; and
- Dequení and Pastoral Social in Paraguay
"Latin America continues to be among the world's most vulnerable areas for the Zika virus," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "SC Johnson's 60 years of insect science expertise allows us to help people protect themselves against mosquitoes. We are proud to work with these local social service organizations to help people in need receive the donated repellents."
These donations are part of SC Johnson's commitment to donate at least $15 million to help protect against mosquitoes. To date, more than $7 million of OFF!® products and financial donations have been provided to organizations around the world, especially those regions with high risk of Zika virus and dengue fever outbreaks.
SC Johnson is the world's largest manufacturer of insect repellent and household insecticides, including OFF!®, Raid®, Autan® and Baygon®. For 60 years, SC Johnson entomologists have studied insects at the Entomology Research Center (ERC) in Racine, the largest private, urban entomology research center in the world. In their research, SC Johnson scientists create products that consumers can trust to be the right product for their pest control needs.
SC Johnson has operations in the following Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
For more information, please go to www.scjohnson.com/mosquitoes.
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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, as well as professional products. 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 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
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