SC Johnson Commits to Cutting GHG Emissions

SC Johnson Commits to Cutting GHG Emissions

SC Johnson – a manufacturer of household products including Windex, Pledge, and Ziploc -- has announced a commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 5% per year through 2005, as part of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change’s Business Environmental Leadership Council.

"An important aspect of SC Johnson's philosophy is its dedication to reducing emissions from its operations," said Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center. "SC Johnson's decision to join the Pew Center demonstrates their commitment to this important issue and we look forward to working with them."

The Pew Center established the Business Environmental Leadership Council in 1998 to aid companies in addressing climate change issues. Member companies commit to taking steps in their domestic and foreign operations to assess their greenhouse gas emissions and establish programs to reduce those emissions.

The BELC considers the Kyoto Protocol a first step in global efforts to mitigate climate change and supports the development of market-based mechanisms as called for in the Kyoto Protocol.

BELC members represent a range of industries including energy, chemicals, metal, consumer appliances, and high technology. Participating companies include: Air Products and Chemicals, Baxter International, Boeing, BP, Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel, PG&E Corporation, Toyota, Whirlpool, and Wisconsin Energy Corporation.

"These companies understand that the world cannot avoid dealing in a serious way with climate change," said Claussen.