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  • Overall approach
    5/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/4
      Zero net deforestation or, for soy, palm oil, leather and beef companies only, no deforestation of HCV and HCS forests
      2/4
      "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); New York Declaration on Forests
      "At SC Johnson, we believe in being leaders within our industry and participating in action for a better world. One example of this is our membership in The Consumer Goods Forum" Company is a signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "From investing in renewable energy, to reducing waste at our operations, to pursuing net-zero deforestation, we’re actively working to make choices that help protect the planet for future generations."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "At SC Johnson, we understand that the choices we make say a lot about us. They should. So, we want you to know that we work hard to operate in ways that are both sustainable and ethical. And when it comes to our impact on the planet, we choose carefully." On deforestation page of their website
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 10,000 acres
      "The world’s forests must be protected. We teamed up with Conservation International to help protect 10,000 acres of Amazon rainforest through an acre-for-acre match campaign."
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025
      "We’ve cut our manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions by 68% since 2000. By 2025, we aim to have reduced our manufacturing GHG emissions by 90% compared to our 2000 baseline."
  • Commodity score
    38/88
    • Palm oil
      37/88
      • Commitment Strength
        9/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "In establishing this Code, SC Johnson reviewed and considered the principles outlined in recognized standards and guidelines, including: [...] The International Labour Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] The United Nations’ Global Compact – www.unglobalcompact.org/ • The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] All SC Johnson suppliers must comply with the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct. We understand that suppliers may have their own rules of conduct, but we expect suppliers to ensure that the SC Johnson Supplier Code is communicated to, and complied with, throughout their supply chain. [...] Forbidding Discrimination [...] Forbidding Forced Labor [...] Forbidding Child Labor [...] Freedom of Association [...] Suppliers must comply with legally mandated work hours" "Suppliers also are expected to have a Safety, Health and Environment management system of their own in place that takes adequate steps to prevent accident and injury to health"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers must not discriminate in employment — including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement — on the grounds of race, caste, gender, gender identity"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil. [...] By 2025, all our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100% RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains [...] That’s why we use 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable materials. As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          All SC Johnson suppliers must comply with the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct. We understand that suppliers may have their own rules of conduct, but we expect suppliers to ensure that the SC Johnson Supplier Code is communicated to, and complied with, throughout their supply chain.
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "We have the following requirements for our suppliers: Complying with Laws Suppliers must comply with relevant laws and regulations in their country of operation and meet or exceed international standards for environmental protection. [...] Suppliers must maintain all documentation and records needed to demonstrate compliance with the standards in the Code, and make these documents and records available for SC Johnson or its designated auditors upon request. • Suppliers must submit to audits or inspections by SC Johnson personnel and/or independent third parties, covering labor and employment practices and the other matters addressed in our Code, with or without prior notice."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: no

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: phone, post
          "The SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct specifies the minimum requirements for our suppliers four key areas: Human Rights & Labor; Safety, Health & Environment; Sustainability; and Business Ethics. We require all of our suppliers to comply with the Code. It also sets out aspirations for our longer-term suppliers to be working towards with us. [...] If you have a concern about an SC Johnson supplier relating to matters covered in the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct, the best first step would be to talk with your SC Johnson contact."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 5,590 tonnes
          "As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually. [...] 13,000 metric tons annual volume • 16% certified segregated • 27% certified mass balance • 57% RSPO book and claim certificates"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 43%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO Certification

          What is the compliant volume?: 5,590 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 13,000 metric tons
          "As of 2021, we use around 13,000 metric tons of palm oil, palm kernel or derivatives annually. [...] 13,000 metric tons annual volume • 16% certified segregated • 27% certified mass balance • 57% RSPO book and claim certificates" - 43%
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Suppliers must submit to audits or inspections by SC Johnson personnel and/or independent third parties, covering labor and employment practices and the other matters addressed in our Code, with or without prior notice."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "Engage suppliers in discussions and review of their palm oil, palm kernel oil or derivatives production and sourcing practices."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          While they don't use the wording of "timebound", there is clearly a defined limit where they will suspend a supplier: "SC Johnson will: Engage suppliers in discussions and review of their palm oil, palm kernel oil or derivatives production and sourcing practices. Suspend or eliminate palm oil purchases from any supplier that it is intentionally contributing to deforestation or the negative environmental or social issues or impacts created by the production of palm oil."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      38/88
      • Commitment Strength
        11/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            3/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials." [...]"SC Johnson will [...] Optimize our packaging in order to minimize the impact of our paperboard packaging"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials." [...]"SC Johnson will [...] Optimize our packaging in order to minimize the impact of our paperboard packaging"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials." [...]"SC Johnson will [...] Optimize our packaging in order to minimize the impact of our paperboard packaging"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials." [...]"SC Johnson will [...] Optimize our packaging in order to minimize the impact of our paperboard packaging"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours
          "In establishing this Code, SC Johnson reviewed and considered the principles outlined in recognized standards and guidelines, including: [...] The International Labour Organization’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work [...] The United Nations’ Global Compact – www.unglobalcompact.org/ • The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...] All SC Johnson suppliers must comply with the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct. We understand that suppliers may have their own rules of conduct, but we expect suppliers to ensure that the SC Johnson Supplier Code is communicated to, and complied with, throughout their supply chain. [...] Forbidding Discrimination [...] Forbidding Forced Labor [...] Forbidding Child Labor [...] Freedom of Association [...] Suppliers must comply with legally mandated work hours" "Suppliers also are expected to have a Safety, Health and Environment management system of their own in place that takes adequate steps to prevent accident and injury to health"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers must not discriminate in employment — including hiring, compensation, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement — on the grounds of race, caste, gender, gender identity"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          Yes
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials." [...]"SC Johnson will [...] Optimize our packaging in order to minimize the impact of our paperboard packaging"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "All SC Johnson suppliers must comply with the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct. We understand that suppliers may have their own rules of conduct, but we expect suppliers to ensure that the SC Johnson Supplier Code is communicated to, and complied with, throughout their supply chain."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct specifies the minimum requirements for our suppliers four key areas: Human Rights & Labor; Safety, Health & Environment; Sustainability; and Business Ethics. We require all of our suppliers to comply with the Code. It also sets out aspirations for our longer-term suppliers to be working towards with us. [...] If you have a concern about an SC Johnson supplier relating to matters covered in the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct, the best first step would be to talk with your SC Johnson contact."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Phone, post

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "The SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct specifies the minimum requirements for our suppliers four key areas: Human Rights & Labor; Safety, Health & Environment; Sustainability; and Business Ethics. We require all of our suppliers to comply with the Code. It also sets out aspirations for our longer-term suppliers to be working towards with us. [...] If you have a concern about an SC Johnson supplier relating to matters covered in the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct, the best first step would be to talk with your SC Johnson contact."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
          "We work with our suppliers, stakeholders and partners to achieve net-zero deforestation through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil by following the policies outlined below. [...] Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material. Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fiber from controversial sources, such as fiber from High Conservation Value Areas and conflict wood (wood that was traded in a way that drives violent armed conflict or threatens national or region stability)." [...] "SC Johnson sources 100% of its pulp, paper and packaging from sustainably managed sources (including FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled materials. Through 2020, this includes 49% post-consumer recycled materials, 19% post-industrial recycled materials and 31% sustainably managed virgin materials." 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Suppliers must submit to audits or inspections by SC Johnson personnel and/or independent third parties, covering labor and employment practices and the other matters addressed in our Code, with or without prior notice."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          "We also will purchase pulp, paper and packaging products from suppliers who: Adhere to the SC Johnson Supplier Code of Conduct. [...] Engage in a two-way dialogue with us to assist in promoting continuous improvement in their processes." Supplier code of conduct: "Suppliers must submit to audits or inspections by SC Johnson personnel and/or independent third parties, covering labor and employment practices and the other matters addressed in our Code, with or without prior notice."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Comply with SC Johnson Sustainable Sourcing Policies Suppliers must understand and comply with current and future SC Johnson sustainable sourcing policies. These include, but are not limited to pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil responsible sourcing guidelines. [...] SC Johnson reserves the right to terminate any contracts and its business relationship with any supplier that does not meet the requirements of our Code."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    10/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    22/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

SC Johnson & Son manufactures and sells household products such as home cleaning, pest control and home fragrance. Well-known brands include Mr Muscle and Glade. SC Johnson & Son Inc is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Home care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Mr Muscle, Raid, Pledge, Duck, Ziploc, Windex, Baygon, Scrubbing Bubbles, Glade, ecover

How we assess the Forest 500

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