Who we are

Company Overview
Diversey, Inc. is a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions to the institutional marketplace, serving customers in the lodging, food service, retail, health care, food & beverage sectors, as well as building service contractors worldwide.

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.

A history of business success
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, Wis. 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 companies became JohnsonDiversey until March 2010, when the name was simplified to Diversey.

A global partner
Our local knowledge is unrivalled and our operations span the world.

We have the size and expertise to provide industryleading solutions everywhere:

  • 10,500 employees worldwide;
  •  Sales into more than 175 countries;
  • A leading market position in every region.

Always innovating
  • At Diversey, we make substantial investments in research, development, and people to deliver leading-edge innovations across the globe.
  • Our innovation efforts are guided by a rigorous discipline aimed at delivering solutions that not only solve our customers’ most pressing problems but balance cleaning and sanitation with process, water, energy and labor optimization.
  • This commitment to innovation is evidenced by the introduction of breakthrough products such as Revoflow®, SmartDoseTM/MC and OptifillTM/MC dispensing systems, TrailblazerTM/MC and ProspeedTM/MC floor finish applicator systems, TASKI® floor machines, CLAX® High Efficiency Laundry Program, DryTech 5 lubricant among many.

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 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.