Last month, I reported on a major lawsuit being filed against Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and two other major manufacturers of household cleaning products. The suit — being filed in New York on behalf of six state and national environmental and health groups including the Sierra Club — will force the companies to fully disclose the chemical ingredients in their cleaning products and publish the effects that the products can have on the environment and human health.
Thus far, the week-old website does not include ingredient information for all SC Johnson cleaning products but the ingredients in the new Nature’s Source line, Windex outdoor spray, Shout wipes, and Glade sprays and candles are all publicly disclosed. According to GreenBiz, SC Johnson plans to continually add household cleaning and air care products to the website over the next three years.
SC Johnson is listing not only the product ingredients, but providing explanations of what the ingredients do. The company is also taking ingredient listing a step further than other companies by pledging to list details of preservatives, dyes and fragrances. Although, in order to protect proprietary details, SC Johnson will list all ingredients that could potentially be in fragrances.