SC Johnson Honored among Working Mother’s 2011 Best Companies for Kids

Aug 16, 2011 11:33 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) RACINE, WI -  August 16, 2011 - Part of a pioneering group of honorees, SC Johnson has been named to the first-ever Working Mother Best Companies for Kids list. The evaluation considered more than 225 selected questions from the 2010 Working Mother “100 Best Companies” application and ultimately chose 10 companies that believe in offering a wide array of family-friendly programs, from prenatal classes to child care and scholarships. 

“For 125 years, SC Johnson has been proud to call ourselves a family company. That means we care about the families who use our products as well as the families who are a part of making them,” said Pascale Meyran, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, SC Johnson. “As part of that commitment, we provide people – including working moms and dads – with the support that we believe is essential to enabling them to excel both at home and at work.”   The 2011 Working Mother Best Companies for Kids is based on scores collected from a broad selection of questions from the 2010 Working Mother "100 Best Companies" application. Completed applications for the 2010 Working Mother "100 Best Companies" initiative were collected online from December 18, 2009 to March 12, 2010. Winning companies were determined by the data they provided in their application. The 2010 Working Mother "100 Best Companies" evaluation measured and scored seven areas: workforce profile, compensation, child care, flexibility, time off and leaves, family-friendly programs and company culture. It also checked the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them.   “SC Johnson’s proven commitment to instituting practices and programs that meet the needs of its family-driven workforce is what has earned them a spot on this year’s Best Companies for Kids list,” said Jennifer Owens, Director of the Working Mother Research Institute. “Working Mother proudly applauds their dedication to creating a healthy environment for employees and their families, where every member of their team feels valued and respected.”   This ranking is the latest in SC Johnson’s legacy as a Great Place to Work. In additional to its accolades from Working Mother, SC Johnson has recently received recognition from DiversityInc, as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity®; the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, for the eighth consecutive year; and FORTUNE’s top companies for best benefits, including work-life balance and telecommuting.   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, and pest control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 125-year-old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.   # # # Media Contacts:   Jam Stewart, SC Johnson and (262) 260-6654   Eileen Gallagher, Edelman and (312) 240-2966