Our citizenship and sustainability approach is linked to a world where a healthy mind, body and environment are within reach for everyone, everywhere. Our Health for Humanity 2025 Goals focus our citizenship and sustainability efforts where we believe Johnson & Johnson can achieve the greatest impact.
As part of the world’s largest healthcare company, we recognise our responsibility – which stretches beyond industry regulations – to sustain natural resources and care for the planet. To do this, we push to continuously reduce our environmental impact and are committed to renewable and clean energy.
A healthy planet and a healthy community go hand in hand, and sustainability is about managing our personal, business and societal impacts to ensure better outcomes for patients and society.
Our commitment to protecting the environment and natural resources is enshrined in Our Credo, the set of values that guide decision-making across our company.Read Our credo
Our Health For Humanity 2025 goals
Our citizenship and sustainability approach is linked to our vision of a world where a healthy mind, body and environment are within reach for everyone, everywhere.
Our UN SDG 2020 Commitment complements our Health for Humanity 2025 Goals, which focus our citizenship and sustainability efforts where we believe Johnson & Johnson can achieve the greatest impact.
Health For Humanity Report 2021
In 2021, we made notable advances in our Environmental Social and Governance performance and our Health for Humanity 2025 Goals.
Already, we have exceeded one Health for Humanity 2025 target and we’re on track to deliver against the remaining 20 goals.
Our milestones include the following.
To drive global health equity:
- We provided our COVID-19 vaccine globally at a not-for-profit price and shipped 180 million doses of our COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union, COVAX and South Africa through advanced purchase agreements and country donations
- We provided 731,000 nurses, midwives and community health workers with skills, tools and growth opportunities;
- As part of Our Race for Health Equity, we invested in culturally competent community care models to close racial health gaps, reaching 159,000 healthcare professionals and researchers in the U.S.
- We strengthened local economies by spending $4.5 billion with small and diverse suppliers, achieving a milestone in our accountable business practices.
To further empower employees:
We refreshed our Enterprise diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and increased global representation of women and ethnic, racially diverse employees at all levels of our business while reinforcing a culture of inclusion and belonging.
To advance environmental health, in alignment with global climate change mitigation efforts:
- We signed the Race to Zero/Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2045, as we further reduced our carbon footprint by 34%.
- As part of our Healthy Lives Mission, Consumer Health signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, committing to reduce total annual use of virgin plastics in packaging weight by 25% by 2025.
To drive future innovation:
Our R&D spend increased to $14.7 billion, the highest annual spend in our recent history.