SC Johnson is ranked #71 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Top 100 List of the largest green power uses from the Green Power Partnership, the company announced.
SC Johnson uses nearly 117 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, 63% of its total power needs. The company has three sites that exclusively run on wind energy, including the Bay City, Michigan plant that manufactures Ziploc brand bags, and purchases 100% of its wind energy from nearby wind farms. Sites in Mijdrecht, Netherlands, and Gorzow, Poland, also run entirely on wind.
According to the EPA, SC Johnson’s green power use of nearly 117 million kilowatt-hours is equivalent to the annual electricity use of around11,000 average American homes.
Additionally, the company ranks #18 on the Top 30 On-site Generation list. In 2021, the company installed two 415 ft. wind turbines at its largest global manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin; together, they generate around 8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.
“Through our efforts to eliminate and reduce waste at our global facilities, to finding ways to recycle our Ziploc brand bags, we have consistently worked to improve the environment,” said Kelly M. Semrau, senior vice president, global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability. “SC Johnson is committed to making life better for future generations, and reducing our emissions footprint through the use of green power is just one of the ways we are meeting that commitment. We are proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for being a leader in the green power market.”