RACINE, Wis., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a family-owned, 126-year-old privately held company, SC Johnson stays true to its roots with a consistent commitment to both employees and their families. Today, SC Johnson is being recognized as 24th on the list of World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute, marking the company's second consecutive year on the list. The ranking is the world's largest annual study of workplace excellence, identifying the top 25 best multinationals in terms of workplace culture.
"Nothing is more important to us than the thousands of people who are a part of the SC Johnson family around the world," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "We are honored to be recognized as a top 25 best multinational company for our workplace culture and to be included on multiple Great Place to Work® lists around the globe. These recognitions demonstrate our commitment to the diverse individuals that work hard every day to make this company a success."
The World's Best Multinational Workplace list is based on a pool of data from nearly 1,800 companies that were named on a national Great Place to Work® list in more than 45 countries.
"The companies listed on the second-annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces List are creating workplaces dedicated to fostering trust, pride and camaraderie amongst their employees," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, Global CEO of Great Place to Work®. "Their inclusion on this prestigious list demonstrates their commitment to continually improving the lives of their employees and setting innovative new standards for workplaces of the future."
In addition to this outstanding global recognition, SC Johnson was included on 14 different international Great Place to Work® lists throughout the last year. Subsidiaries in Argentina, Canada, Central America, Chile, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela were recognized. Additionally, the Latin America Multinational Companies and the Best Workplaces in Europe lists recognized SC Johnson. These accolades are underscored by the company's dedication to helping each member of the staff reach personal and professional success, which has led to a 97 percent employee retention rate.
Throughout the past 10 years, SC Johnson has been recognized globally more than 75 times by the Great Place to Work® Institute, spanning 16 countries and four regions – North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Rankings on the national lists are based on results of a random employee survey, an in-depth review of the organization's culture, policies and procedures and other supporting documents.
Out of the 11 million employees representing nearly 5,700 organizations that inform the Great Place to Work Institute's rankings, SC Johnson stands out for the array of opportunities and benefits that are seen as competitive in each local marketplace. These development programs include more than 170 e-learning opportunities, paid sabbaticals, six months of maternity leave, paternity and adoption leave. The company has also received awards from Working Mother Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Moms; DiversityInc as one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity® and Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the 9th consecutive year.
Learn more about SC Johnson's commitment to its people and the community in the company's public report.
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 126-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 Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work® serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in 45 countries on all six continents.
About the World's Best Multinational Workplaces List
The second annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and at least 40 percent of their global workforce must work outside of the company's home country.
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