In 1886 Samuel Curtis Johnson started a parquet flooring business in Racine, Wisconsin. Since then, SC Johnson has evolved into a business focused on helping families care for their homes with leading brands like Glade®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, and OFF!®. SC Johnson dedicates itself to producing innovative, high quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates.
In 1920 SC Johnson Canada first opened its doors in Brantford, Ontario and has called it home ever since. As a family company, SC Johnson has always made choices with the next generation in mind, aiming to make the world a better place for future generations.
It was Herbert F. Johnson Sr., the second generation leader of the company who once said, “The goodwill of people is the only enduring thing in any business. It is the sole substance. The rest is shadow.”
The company has worked with numerous organizations in Brantford and across Ontario that support social, health, cultural, environmental, and educational organizations and programs. Worldwide, SC Johnson’s community contributions have exceeded $210 million over the past ten years.
So what’s their advice for other businesses looking to succeed? According to the company, it’s simple – work with your employees to meet your goals. Without proper communication or employee engagement it can be difficult to implement beneficial changes.
Over the next five years, SC Johnson plans on continuing to make products and contributions that reflect this standard. This includes ensuring continuous innovation that makes life better for families, being transparent about what goes into their products, operating with responsibility and environmental leadership, providing great places to work for SC Johnson people around the world, and contributing to the communities where they operate.
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