SC Johnson Moves the Needle with Employee Recycling Initiative

In its Seventh Year, Employees Recycle Over 33,000 Pounds of Electronics and More
May 17, 2011 1:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) RACINE, Wis. - May 17, 2011 - SC Johnson recently held a recycling event to help employees, their families and company retirees get rid of clutter while protecting the environment. The event, organized by employees in the company’s Business Process & Technology and Product Supply Environmental Operations groups, promoted safe disposal of personal used electronics and other hard-to-dispose of items. 

“SC Johnson is committed to doing what’s right for the environment, [and the] Recycling Program demonstrates that employees share that commitment,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability. “This year, 33,000 pounds materials were safely recycled thanks to the passion of the organizing teams and the dedication of employees when it comes to recycling and to doing what’s right for the environment.”   Now in its seventh year, the event continues to be a success. Over 33,000 pounds of personal computers, printers, scanners, monitors and other electronics were safely recycled. In addition, other hard-to-recycle items, such as personal used eye glasses, cell phones, thermometers containing mercury and small electronics were also accepted for safe disposal.   Committed to Sustainability
SC Johnson is deeply committed to sustainability. Today, the company:
  • Utilizes renewable energy from wind turbines, waste palm shells and cogeneration turbines to power manufacturing facilities in Michigan, Wisconsin,   Indonesia and the Netherlands

  • Sources approximately 36 percent of its worldwide electricity usage from renewable energy*

  • Sets aside 5 percent of pre-tax profits globally for corporate giving – nearly four times the average

  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   Megan DiSciullo, Edelman and (646) 642-7780   SCJ13873