SC Johnson’s Commitment to its Workforce Raises Company to Top of Global Great Place to Work® Lists
Global Recognition Surpasses Competitors; Underscores Company’s 125-Year Commitment to Family
Jun 6, 2011 5:15 PM ET
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) RACINE, Wis. - June 6, 2011 - With a 97.7 percent employee retention rate, SC Johnson has again been recognized as a best place to work, continuing the company’s 125-year legacy of success in workforce development and devotion to its employees and their families. In its most recent recognition, SC Johnson was selected to be among Europe’s Great Place to Work® after the company’s Poland, Germany and Italy subsidiaries appeared on the Great Place to Work® list in each respective country.
Amid a global economic recession — which includes more than 50 million individuals around the world currently out of work[i], a surge of new college graduates and a U.S. unemployment rate of 9 percent[ii] — SC Johnson’s commitment to its employees has been unwavering, as recognized from the Great Place to Work® Institute, FORTUNE, Working Mother Magazine, DiversityInc, and the Human Rights Campaign among others.
Over the past 10 years, SC Johnson has been recognized globally nearly 60 times from the Great Place to Work® Institute, far surpassing industry competitors. Within the past 12 months, 12 country-specific subsidiaries have received recognition as a Great Place to Work®, including Argentina, Germany and India. Adding to the praise, the company was named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2011; the 11th time it has been recognized since the list’s inception 13 years ago.
“We are delighted to receive this recognition not only as one of the best companies to work for, but also for our commitment to work-life balance, working mothers and employing a diverse workforce,” says Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson, the fifth generation Johnson to lead the family company. “Our 12,000 employees worldwide are truly part of our family; it is through them that we are able to build upon our legacy and success as a company that cares.”
SC Johnson employees receive an array of opportunities and benefits that are seen as competitive in each local marketplace. Among them include more than 170 e-learning opportunities, paid sabbaticals, six months of maternity leave, paternity and adoption leave. The global headquarter campus in Racine, Wisconsin, also offers a fitness and aquatic center as well as a state-of-the-art Childcare Learning Center. The company has also received accolades from Working Mother Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Moms; DiversityInc as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity®; Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the 8th consecutive year; and FORTUNE’s top companies for best benefits, including work-life balance and telecommuting.
“For 125 years, SC Johnson has remained committed to doing what’s right for the families who use its products and the employees who create them,” said Pascale Meyran, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. “We believe it is critical to be a responsible and proactive member of both the local and global communities in which we operate by supporting families and offering great work environments.”
Learn more about SC Johnson’s commitment to its people and the community in the company’s public report.
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. www.scjohnson.com
For more information on SC Johnson’s global recognition and awards, please visit: http://www.scjohnson.com/en/press-room/press-releases.aspx
Jam Stewart, SC Johnson
JMStewar@scj.com and (262) 260-6654
Megan DiSciullo, Edelman
Megan.DiSciullo@edelman.com and (646) 642-7780