This week, responding to the global outbreak of Zika virus illnesses, SC Johnson announced it will donate at least $15 million over the next year to provide products to help needy families combat the mosquitoes that may carry the virus. SC Johnson will partner with international NGOs and health foundations to provide personal insect repellents, spatial repellents and household insecticides. SC Johnson will also provide cash contributions to cover logistics, distribution and educational materials.
“The people who work at SCJ and I feel a strong commitment to helping ensure pest control products are provided to help protect needy families from the mosquitoes that may carry these diseases,” said SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson. “Since the Zika outbreak began in Brazil and has spread to other countries, we have ramped up our global production to help ensure an adequate supply of our products is available in stores, and more importantly, for a donation such as this. We are proud that this donation will help those who are especially vulnerable to the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases.”
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