11/04/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/04/2020 21:38
Panel discussion on insights and next steps to be hosted by FT Live today at 2:00 pm GMT
RACINE, Wis., November 5, 2020 - SC Johnson, one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning and other consumer and professional products, is making significant progress toward its 2025 targets to tackle plastic pollution. The company's work to create a more sustainable world is highlighted today in the publication of Ellen MacArthur Foundation's second annual report on the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, a set of targets uniting more than 450 businesses, governments and other organizations to address plastic waste and pollution.
'SC Johnson teams are continuing to create products and packaging that give consumers more sustainable options,' said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. 'We all have a responsibility to address this critical environmental issue, but equally none of us can solve this challenge alone. It will take a unified effort from business, government and civil society to create a circular plastic economy.'
Today's report shows that although progress had been made in some areas between 2018 and 2019, more needs to be done, and at greater speed, in order to achieve the 2025 targets.
The report findings and plastic waste challenge will be discussed at 2 p.m. GMT this afternoon in a panel event hosted by Financial Times Live, with participation from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the UN Environment Programme, SC Johnson, Danone and Federated Hermes.
SC Johnson Progress in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis
In association with the Global Commitment, SC Johnson is pursuing a series of goals to accelerate its progress to tackle plastic waste, including:
For more information on SC Johnson's commitment to addressing plastic pollution and to learn how the company is helping to support a more circular plastic economy, visit www.scjohnson.com/plastic.
To read the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report, visit https://www.newplasticseconomy.org/.