Download data

Powerbroker for

Select an assessment year:

  • Overall approach
    4/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Zero net deforestation
      2/6
      "As a member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Consumer Goods Forum
      SC Johnson and Son are a member of the UN Global Consumer Goods Forum.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Eliminate pulp and paper products containing fibre from controversial sources, such as fibre 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)."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    42/86
    • Palm oil
      45/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/1.3
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We also use 100 percent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified sustainable palm oil, palm kernel expeller and palm oil derivatives. By 2025, all of our palm oil-based raw materials will be 100 percent RSPO-certified and sourced from identity preserved, segregated or mass balanced physical supply chains" 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        19/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "100% RSPO Certified Palm Oil used in 2018/19: 8,700 total metric tons"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "100% RSPO Certified Palm Oil used in 2018/19: 8,700 total metric tons"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "100% RSPO Certified Palm Oil used in 2018/19: 8,700 total metric tons"
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "100% RSPO Certified Palm Oil used in 2018/19: 8,700 total metric tons"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          SC Johnson and Son will "engage suppliers in discussions and review of their palm oil, palm kernel oil or derivatives production and sourcing practices."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          "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."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          SC Johnson have an Ethics and Compliance Hotline for the reporting concerns relating to the requirements of suppliers detailed in their Code of Conduct - which covers both social and environmental issues.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          8,700 tons
          "100% RSPO Certified Palm Oil used in 2018/19: 8,700 total metric tons"
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          SC Johnson state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          SC Johnson require their suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      38/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero net deforestation; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            SC Johnson and Son state that they will "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020", and "we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            SC Johnson and Son state that they will "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020", and "we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            SC Johnson and Son state that they will "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020", and "we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            SC Johnson and Son state that they will "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020", and "we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            SC Johnson and Son state that they will "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020", and "we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            SC Johnson and Son state that they will "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020", and "we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            SC Johnson and Son state that they will "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020", and "we share their commitment to achieving net-zero deforestation by 2020 through the sustainable sourcing of pulp, paper, packaging and palm oil."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
             "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020""Optimise our packaging in order to minimise the impact of our cardboard packaging."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
             "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020""Optimise our packaging in order to minimise the impact of our cardboard packaging."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
             "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020""Optimise our packaging in order to minimise the impact of our cardboard packaging."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
             "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020""Optimise our packaging in order to minimise the impact of our cardboard packaging."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
             "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020""Optimise our packaging in order to minimise the impact of our cardboard packaging."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
             "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
             "Source 100% of our pulp, paper and packaging from certified, sustainably managed sources (FSC, PEFC or other credible standards) or from recycled material by 2020"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          SC Johnson and Son state that they will "verify suppliers sourcing virgin fibre from high risk regions or countries require verification from predominate regional or global forestry certification schemes" and "work with our suppliers to achieve progressive improvement and will measure progress, using a supplier self-assessment method verified through regular, independent audits."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "Work with our suppliers to achieve progressive improvement and will measure progress, using a supplier self-assessment method verified through regular, independent audits."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          SC Johnson have an Ethics and Compliance Hotline for the reporting concerns relating to the requirements of suppliers detailed in their Code of Conduct - which covers both social and environmental issues.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          120,100 tonnes
          SC Johnson and Son state that they use 120,100 tonnes of paper for packaging in 2018/19.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          SC Johnson state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          SC Johnson require their suppliers to ensure that their workers are not discriminated against based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    22/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    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.

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

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Please contact us with any concerns or feedback about this or other assessments included in the Forest 500.