05 Jul '11, 12pm

How SC Johnson Cut Its Emissions by 27% in 5 Years

How SC Johnson Cut Its Emissions by 27% in 5 Years

S.C. Johnson exceeded its most recent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal by more than three times thanks to renewable energy projects and a system at its largest manufacturing plant that uses landfill byproducts in place of coal. The company aimed to cut absolute GHG emissions by 8 percent from 2005-2010, a goal set as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program, and achieved a 27.4 percent reduction instead. S.C. Johnson previously set an 8 percent absolute reduction goal for 2000-2005, and more than doubled that with a 17 percent cut . Both drops in GHGs were led by two cogeneration turbines at S.C Johnson's Waxdale manufacturing facility near Racine, Wisc., it's biggest plant in the world, said Kelly Semrau, senior vice president of global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability. The turbines run on waste methane from a landfi...

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