The World Environment Center (WEC) awarded SC Johnson the annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development in recognition of the company’s focus on sustainability and transparency initiatives, including its Greenlist process, SC Johnson said in a Dec. 15 release.
SC Johnson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fisk Johnson spoke about these initiatives and the Greenlist process at the 2014 Consumer Specialty Products Association annual meeting on Dec. 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“Simply, the science on chemical safety is very complex and therefore easily misinterpreted and distorted. If we want to earn trust and credibility, we have to lay it all out there for scrutiny, address genuine safety concerns and uphold high standards,” Johnson said.
The award was established in 1985 and the recipient is chosen by a jury independent of the WEC and its programs. The jury is composed of international leaders in academia, government, non-governmental organizations and retired industry professionals.