RACINE, Wis., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson today announced it has received a Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (GHG) Goal Setting.
SC Johnson has set an aggressive goal of further reducing GHG emissions 15 percent by 2020 from the base set in 2015. This could result in a reduction of more than 15,000 metric tons of emissions over five years.
"SC Johnson is honored to receive this award that recognizes the aggressive goals that we set and consistently meet for greenhouse gas management," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "Using renewable energy is part of our long-term commitment to being a leader in responsible manufacturing, and protecting environmental resources for future generations."
This is the fourth time SC Johnson has received a Climate Leadership Award for GHG management. This year's award is being presented on March 1 at the seventh annual Climate Leadership Conference in Denver. The conference brings together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia and the nonprofit community to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions.
"SC Johnson is part of an incredibly important group of leaders who are accelerating the shift to a more sustainable future," said Ann McCabe, interim executive director of The Climate Registry. "We hope that their ability to bring about change will inspire and empower others to act."
The award is presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) to recognize organizations that publicly report and verify organization-wide greenhouse gas inventories and set aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.
Commitment to Alternative Energy
For the past 13 years, SC Johnson has used renewable energy sources around the world to power its facilities. Globally, 35 percent of the company's energy use in fiscal year 2016/17 came from renewable sources. This includes wind turbines at its largest manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, and its plant in the Netherlands; solar panels in China; production waste converted into biogas, a fuel source, in Indonesia; and the purchase of renewable energy credits.
In May 2017, SC Johnson's manufacturing site in Bay City, Michigan, became the company's third company-owned manufacturing site to run on 100 percent wind energy for electricity.
During that same time the company achieved a 55 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, indexed to production, compared to the company's 2000 baseline.
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 132-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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