With our reach, expertise and convening power, we are taking action to positively impact planetary health and support the resilience of our business for generations to come. Johnson & Johnson has been setting and achieving carbon reduction goals for more than two decades, and our current climate goals are our most ambitious yet:
- Source 100% of our electricity needs from renewable sources by 2025
- Achieve carbon neutrality for our operations by 2030
- Reduce absolute upstream value chain emissions 20% by 2030 (from 2016 levels)
We are also proud signatories of the Race to Zero and Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign, with an ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions across our value chain by 2045.
At Janssen, we are aligned to these goals, and we are working across our operations to improve our environmental footprint. Today, over 65% of Johnson & Johnson’s global electricity use comes from renewable sources. We have built more than 50 on-site renewable energy systems on properties in 20 countries and have executed 15 contracts for off-site renewable electricity procurement. We recently announced that we are producing or procuring the equivalent of 100% renewable electricity for our European operations*. Additionally, we have completed multiple deals that are expected to bring us to 100% renewable electricity for our operations in the United States, Canada and Brazil. These accomplishments include all Janssen facilities in these markets.
Through energy efficiency projects, renewable electricity and the deployment of new technologies, we are improving the environmental footprint of our operations. We are also advancing innovations in our facilities and our supply chain to conserve and protect water and to rethink waste as a catalyst for innovation.
- Our Janssen Sciences Cork, Ireland facility is home to one of four wind turbines at Johnson & Johnson locations in Ireland. In 2022, the site was also recognized by the World Economic Forum with a Sustainability Lighthouse designation, a community of world-leading manufacturing facilities and supply chains using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to increase operational performance and environmental sustainability.
- At our Janssen campus in Beerse, Belgium, multiple wells, each approximately 1.6 miles deep, will provide renewably sourced hot water to significantly reduce the site’s emissions.
- Several of our facilities are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) including facilities in Mumbai, India, Leiden, Netherlands, and Xi’an, China.
*Johnson & Johnson property sites larger than 50,000 ft2 where the company has operational control.