Diversey is proud of its capabilities to deliver to its customers and their employees superior and sustainable cleaning, sanitization and hygiene solutions. The company has a platform to showcase the passion of its people for providing a cleaner, healthier future for generations to come.
Today's Diversey has a rich legacy of businesses that were pioneers in the commercial, cleaning and hygiene business. Its roots begin in 1886, when S.C. Johnson founded his parquet floor business in Racine, Wisconsin. Not too long after, another of our legacy businesses, Diversey Corporation, was founded in 1923 in Chicago.
Both businesses continued to grow and thrive throughout the 20th century, serving customers around the world. In 1996, Diversey Corporation was acquired by Unilever to become DiverseyLever. Then, in 1997, what was known as S.C. Johnson Commercial Markets separated from its parent company to form Johnson Wax Professional.
In 2002, Johnson Wax Professional acquired DiverseyLever and the combined company became JohnsonDiversey until March 2010, when the name was simplified to Diversey.
Our local knowledge is unrivalled and our operations span the world. We have the size and expertise to provide leading solutions everywhere:
- 10,500 employees worldwide;
- Sales into more than 175 countries;
- A leading market position in every region.
The Sustainable Solution
For Diversey, sustainability is embodied in our purpose. We embrace the social, environmental and economic implications of sustainability -- both for us and for our customers. We have been doing this successfully for more than 100 years because it is the right thing to do and it makes good business sense. We are about creating more profitable, sustainable enterprises for our customers that help them improve performance and efficiency while contributing to the well-being and greater good of our communities.