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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform requested

SC Johnson Applauds House Discussion on TSCA Modernization

Consumer Products Company Supports Updating 37-Year-Old Chemical Statute

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform requested

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RACINE, Wis., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SC Johnson, one of the world’s leading makers of household brands, applauds the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce for its focus on the much-needed legislative reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation’s chemical management law.

“There is a clear consumer and business case for modernizing TSCA, a statute that has not been modified in more than a generation,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability for SC Johnson. “We hope the House will be able to come together on a bipartisan bill to reform this antiquated law. Doing so will give businesses a modern process and consumers added confidence in the products that they use in their home.”

SC Johnson, a fifth generation family company, is committed to doing what’s right for consumers and families that purchase its brands and products such as Glade®, Windex® and Ziploc®. In 2011, Semrau testified on behalf of SC Johnson before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the need to modernize TSCA.

SC Johnson has pledged to work with lawmakers in both parties to develop responsible and workable improvements to TSCA that will garner broad public and industry support and make the U.S. a global leader in chemical management policy.

SC Johnson Has a History of Doing What’s Right

Working to safeguard the environment and protect human health play a key role in the privately-held company’s 127-year-old history. Examples include:

  • 1955 – SC Johnson switched to water-based aerosols from petroleum-based aerosols.
  • 1975 – SC Johnson was the first company to remove CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) from all aerosol products, doing so voluntarily and unilaterally, three years before the federal mandate.
  • 2001 – The company launched Greenlist™, a patented, award-winning process that enables SC Johnson to use an environmental classification system to help green its chemistry.