Household products manufacturer
Founded in USA by Samuel C. Johnson in 1886. One of the world's largest makers of consumer chemical products. Their products are sold in over 110 countries. Acquired green cleaning brands Method and Ecover in 2017.
|SC Johnson & Son Inc||USA||website|
|SC Johnson & Son Inc|
This company is listed on the EPA Green Power Partnership website (USA), as using renewable energy for 63% of its organisation-wide electricity use in the USA.
Source: EPA (2020)
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
Source: Human Rights Campaign (2021)
This company received a score of 5.6/100 (retrieved 10-Oct-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
Source: IPE (2020)
This company appears on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, USA) 'Companies That Do Test On Animals' list, signifying that they manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development.
Source: PETA (2020)
In 2021 this company agreed to pay US$2.25 million to settle a class action lawsuit that argued that Method products' claims of being non-toxic were false and misleading because the products have the capacity to harm humans or the environment. In addition to the monetary relief, SC Johnson has agreed the covered Method products will no longer be advertised as "non-toxic".
Source: Top Class Actions (2021)
EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning provides safety ratings for household cleaning products, with over 2,500 products rated from A (lowest concern) to F (highest concern). This company's score range is B to F, with over 87% of products scoring a D or F.
Source: Environmental Working Group (2020)
Womens Voices is calling on this company to stop the use of Galaxolide, a toxic chemical that does not break down easily in the environment, builds up over time, and is highly toxic to fish and other aquatic creatures. SC Johnson is one of just six manufacturers in the United States named by the EPA that is importing and using Galaxolide.
Source: Women's Voices for the Earth (2016)
In 2014 this company announced that it will become the first mainstream consumer product company to list all fragrance ingredients. Before this announcement the company was already ahead of the pack on ingredients disclosure with its website www.WhatsInsideSCJohnson.com
Source: Environmental Defense Fund (2014)
This company was named in the Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2020 for being a mum-friendly employer. Listed companies demonstrate progress in offering paid parental leave and opportunities to return to work gradually, as well as family-friendly benefits and opportunities for women to advance.
Source: Working Mother (2020)
This company is a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, whose goal is to eliminate plastic pollution at its source.
Source: New Plastics Economy (2019)
This company is a global partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, whose stated mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2019)
This company is a member of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3), a business-to-business forum that advances the application of green chemistry and design for environment across supply chains. It provides an open forum for cross-sectoral collaboration to share information and experiences about the challenges to and opportunities for safer chemicals and products.
Source: GC3 (2019)
This company is a member of How2Recycle. The How2Recycle Label is a voluntary, standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. Companies must be a member of the program to use the How2Recycle Label.
Source: How2Recycle (2020)
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Source: Sedex (2018)
This company is a member of The Sustainability Consortium, an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. They develop transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives.
Source: Sustainability Consortium (2019)
In 2020, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of C.
Source: CDP (2020)
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 40%.
Source: Forest 500 (2020)
Ethical Consumer has ranked companies' practices and policies in relation to their palm oil sourcing for the Rainforest Foundation/Ethical Consumer palm oil campaign. This company received a 'yellow' rating.
Source: Rainforest Foundation UK (2016)
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
Source: Open Secrets (2020)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||11.75 billion USD (2013)|
|Subsidiaries||S C Johnson & Son Pty Limited
Ecover Belgium NV
Method Products Inc
|Address||Racine, Wisconsin, USA|
Products / BrandsSC Johnson Australia
Autan Pest Control
Baygon Pest Control
Drano Drain Cleaners
Duck Toilet Cleaners
Freedom Carpet Cleaners
Glade Air Fresheners
Kiwi Shoe Care
Mr Muscle Kitchen & Oven Cleaners
Mr Muscle Drain Cleaners
Mr Muscle Bathroom Cleaners
Mr Muscle Floor Cleaners
Off! Pest Control
Oust Air Fresheners
Pledge Floor Cleaners
Pledge Brushware & Mops
Pledge Multi-Purpose Cleaners
Raid Pest Control
Windex Bathroom Cleaners
Windex Multi-Purpose Cleaners
Windex Scourers, Sponges & Wipes
Windex Window & Glass Cleaners
method Hand Wash/Sanitiser
method Multi-Purpose Cleaners
method Bathroom Cleaners
method Dishwashing Detergent