SC Johnson's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Recognized by Human Rights
Company Ranks on the Corporate Equality Index for the Tenth Straight Year
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 14, 2012
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 10th consecutive year, SC
Johnson has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate
Equality Index. The HRC Corporate Equality Index rates companies on a scale of
0 to 100 on their fair treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
employees, consumers and investors. This year SC Johnson received a score of
"We believe strongly in the work the Human Rights Campaign does and it is
truly an honor to be recognized by them for 10 years in a row," said Fisk
Johnson, Chairman and CEO, SC Johnson. "Growing and developing a culture built
on respect and inclusion is at the core of the company. Providing a global
workplace that is comfortable and inclusive for all remains top among our
SC Johnson has a number of innovative programs in place to support and
strengthen talent and develop great workplaces. The company offers learning
and skill development opportunities on topics such as project leadership,
essentials of management, brand development, mentoring programs and others.
The Corporate Equality Index rated a total of 889 companies this year. SC
Johnson was evaluated in five main categories: Non-Discriminatory/Equal
Employment Opportunity Policy, Spousal and Partner Benefits, Transgender
Inclusive Benefits, Organizational LGBT Competency, and Public Engagement.
SC Johnson, Foley & Lardner LLP and Rockwell Automation are among the
Wisconsin companies included in the survey to achieve perfect scores.
Wisconsin was the first state to ban employee discrimination based on sexual
orientation in 1982.
The HRC is the nation's largest advocacy group for gay, bisexual,
transgendered and lesbian Americans.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness
and equality for all.
About the Corporate Equality Index
The HRC's CEI report, released each fall since 2002, provides an in-depth
analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices
pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. It is the
premiere national benchmark for LGBT workplace inclusion.
Businesses rated 100 percentare recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT
Equality." All consumer-oriented businesses are included in our "Buying for
A total of 889 businesses have been rated in the 2013 CEI, including the
entire Fortune 500. Two-hundred ninety-three Fortune 500 companies voluntarily
submitted surveys; the remaining 201 were rated based upon publicly-available
data (the balance being businesses that merged, were acquired or no longer
exist). In addition, 79 Fortune 1000 companies, 141 law firms and 175 other
companies voluntarily participated in the 2013 CEI. Voluntary participation in
the CEI has doubled since its inception. In 2002, 319 companies participated;
this year 688 companies participated.
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, pest control and shoe care.
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 126-year-old
company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people
globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.
SOURCE SC Johnson
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