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ACI 2015: SC Johnson CEO says industry must rebuild consumer trust

8:31 AM MST | January 30, 2015 | Robert Westervelt in Orlando, FL

SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...


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