SC Johnson Receives Honor for Commitment to Hispanics

September 1, 2009

RACINE, Wis., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ – SC Johnson announced today that the company has been recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the top 60 companies for diversity. The Diversity Elite 60 list, included in the September 2009 issue of the magazine, is an annual list determined by more than 30 variables that measure companies’ commitments to Hispanic hiring, promotion, marketing, philanthropy and supplier diversity.

“SC Johnson is honored to be recognized on the Diversity Elite 60 list,” said Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson. “It is gratifying to know the initiatives that are part of our culture and that we use each and every day are making this a great place to work. Mutual respect for all people is more than a smart business move – it’s the foundation of our culture.”

The company has long been recognized as a great place to work. In 2008, SC Johnson was recognized by Working Mother magazine as a top company for working moms, AARP for being a best company for mature workers and DiversityInc. as a top company for diversity. SC Johnson has 11 business councils and employee support groups that are focused on helping employees from all walks of life and backgrounds tap into their full potential, including a Hispanic Business Council.

“As a family company, we believe that business success starts when people can bring their various backgrounds to the table and build on them,” said Maria L. Campbell, Director of Diversity at SC Johnson. “Diversity makes our teams and business stronger.”

The U.S. Census Bureau says the Hispanic population has grown to more than 45 million people, and now represents 15 percent of the total population in the United States.(1) The Hispanic population is projected to nearly triple from 46.7 million to 132.8 million from 2008-2050.(2)

Other companies recognized in the Diversity Elite 60 list include Verizon Communications, American Express Company and Hewlett-Packard Company. Extended and exclusive content on the Diversity Elite 60 is available online at www.hispanicbusiness.com

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, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE(R), OFF!(R), PLEDGE(R), RAID(R), SCRUBBING BUBBLES(R), SHOUT(R), WINDEX(R) and ZIPLOC(R) in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN(R), BAYGON(R), BRISE(R), ECHO(R), KABIKILLER(R), KLEAR(R), and MR. MUSCLE(R). The 123-year old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in more than 110 countries. For more information, please visit www.scjohnson.com

(1) US Census Bureau press release, Minority Population Tops 100 Million, May 2007

(2) US Census Bureau press release, Census Bureau Predicts Doubling of Nation’s Population by 2100, January 2000


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