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JohnsonDiversey commits to threefold reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

November 9, 2009
STURTEVANT, WI JohnsonDiversey Inc. recently announced a commitment to triple its reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the World Wildlife Fund''s (WWF) Climate Savers program, according to a press release.
According to the release, JohnsonDiversey''s original industry-leading pledge of an 8 percent reduction, which was made in 2008 when it joined the Climate Savers program, is now 25 percent and will be achieved in the originally committed timeframe ending in 2013.
To achieve this substantial increase in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, JohnsonDiversey, the first Climate Savers partner to increase substantially its commitment, will invest an estimated $14 million, facilitating savings of approximately $32 million, the release stated.
JohnsonDiversey will achieve their greenhouse gas emission reduction goal by augmenting operating efficiencies and targeting actions across every aspect of the company — manufacturing, distribution and general commercial operations, the release noted.
WWF President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Carter Roberts said: "By tripling their emission reduction goals, JohnsonDiversey is showing business leaders and political decision makers that addressing climate change is also really good business. JohnsonDiversey and our other forward-thinking Climate Savers partners are leading the charge toward a healthier, more sustainable economy."
JohnsonDiversey has joined other Climate Savers members in supporting the "Let the Clean Economy Begin" campaign, which aims to persuade decision-makers at the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December to deliver an ambitious, fair and effective agreement to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, the release added.
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