SC Johnson Honored With RENEW Wisconsin Award For Powering Operations With Renewable Energy
SC Johnson's Worldwide Leadership in Renewables
In addition to the wind turbine project at Waxdale, SC Johnson added three SWIFT mini wind turbines to the roof of its Lowell, Ark., sales office, capable of generating as much as 3,600 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. These reduce carbon dioxide emissions equal to about 280 gallons of gasoline. In the Netherlands, a 262-foot-tall wind turbine helps power the SC Johnson European manufacturing facility.
The company has also been making strides in Indonesia since SC Johnson launched a biofuel initiative that converts waste palm shells as a fuel source to heat water for mosquito coil production. This cuts greenhouse gas emissions at the factory by more than 15 percent and reduces local diesel fuel use by 80 percent.
Each of these projects brings SC Johnson closer to the company's goal of increasing worldwide renewable energy use to 44 percent of total electricity by 2016.To learn more about clean energy initiatives at SC Johnson see the latest public report here http://www.scjohnson.com/en/commitment/report.aspx. About SC Johnson SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR. MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 127-year old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com About RENEW Wisconsin RENEW Wisconsin leads and represents businesses, organizations, and individuals who seek cleaner, renewable energy in Wisconsin. In its 21st year, RENEW continues to advance progressive renewable energy policies for Wisconsin through advocacy, education, and collaborative initiatives. RENEW is at the policy and regulation table every day representing 115 renewable energy companies doing business in Wisconsin, as well as nearly 300 individuals and other organizations who share our vision for Wisconsin. The 2010 Midwest Regional Wind Energy Advocacy Award was presented to RENEW Wisconsin Executive Director by the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America.
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