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SC Johnson, manufacturer of household products such as Windex, Ziploc and Glade, has increased its use of renewable energy to 30% globally. In its newly released 2013 annual public sustainability report, the company says it plans to increase that number to 33% by 2016 and reveals that it relies on wind energy to help power some of its manufacturing plants.

“This report showcases our commitment to sustainable development and to serving the greater good,” comments Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “As a family company that has been around for 127 years, we have always believed that we have both an opportunity and an obligation to better the communities in which we operate.”

According to the report, SC Johnson last year commissioned two 415-foot-tall wind turbines at its largest global manufacturing plant, located in Mt. Pleasant, Wis. With the help of previously existing cogeneration systems, the company says it is now capable of generating 100% of the facility’s electricity itself, on average.

In addition, SC Johnson has been buying wind energy from a nearby wind farm to help power its Bay City, Mich., plant since 2008. The company also entered a deal in June to buy wind energy for a facility in Toluca, Mexico, and SC Johnson says the agreement will boost its renewable energy use at the plant to 86%.




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