SC Johnson signs groundbreaking commitment to tackle plastic pollution crisis
SC Johnson has announced that it is joining a worldwide coalition of leading businesses and governments to tackle the growing global crisis of plastic pollution. Together with Dame Ellen MacArthur, Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia. Continuing the SC Johnson's bold legacy of protecting people and the planet, this commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, will address the root causes of plastic pollution and will help keep plastic out of our oceans.
‘We measure our success not by the financial report of the next quarter, but by what we can do to make the world better for this generation and the next,’ said Fisk Johnson. ‘Together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and other global organisations, we are making ambitious commitments and taking united action to create a new plastics economy that helps stop plastic from becoming waste.’ ‘By signing the Global Commitment, SC Johnson and over 250 other organisations are drawing a line in the sand today,’ said Sander Defruyt, lead of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative. ‘They are uniting behind one common vision of what is needed to eliminate plastic pollution at the source and committing to eliminate the plastics we don't need and to ensure that all plastics we do need can be easily reused or recycled.’
At the 2018 Our Ocean Conference, Fisk Johnson joined Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Erik Solheim, United Nations environment executive director, to launch the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. This document, signed by more than 250 organisations, will address the root causes of plastics pollution – not just the symptoms.