AN IMPROBABLE BEGINNING LED TO DECADES OF INNOVATION

DIVERSEY HISTORY
Diversey has committed to its “cleaner/healthier” vision by becoming and remaining a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation, and hygiene solutions. The company´s products, systems and expertise have been making food, drink, and facilities safer for its customers by, for example, preventing food poisoning, reducing food waste, decreasing AHI, and building the pride of the people whose job it is to keep our world clean. Today, Diversey touches the lives of 800 million workers directly or indirectly. 

Diversey has been around for almost 100 years. Diversey Corporation was founded in 1923 in Chicago, U.S.A, and has grown internationally throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. In 1996, it was acquired by Unilever. In 2002, the business was sold to the Johnson Wax Professional enterprise, becoming JohnsonDiversey. Johnson Wax Professional separated in 1997 from its parent company S.C. Johnson Commercial Markets, to become a global competitor. 

We are seizing exciting opportunities to become a knowledge-based company selling more predictive solutions based on our Internet of Clean™ platform, robotics, and sustainability innovations. The Internet of Clean™ gives us a chance to radically transform the way the industry delivers value through cleaning, and is delivering huge benefits by preventing food poisoning, hospital acquired infections and other health related incidents. Diversey is very well positioned to lead the industry in this transformation and thus create significant career growth and wealth building opportunities for employees, and profits for investors and stakeholders.

The Diversey business which is anticipated to be acquired by Bain Capital is approximately US$2.6bn in revenues. Our 9,000 employees are globally dispersed across a broad footprint, with approximately 75% of revenues being derived outside of the United States. Our diverse team is lean, agile and highly collaborative.  We are passionately results-oriented, and are guided daily by our values: Uncompromising Ethics, Courageous Determination, Ingenious Collaboration and Purposeful Innovation.