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Sustainability – Renewable Energy

Committed to Clean, Renewable Energy

A healthy planet and a healthy community go hand in hand. As the world’s largest healthcare company, we recognize our responsibility, which stretches farther than 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. The Johnson & Johnson Healthy Future 2015 goals set specific targets for CO2 emissions and clean technology capacity. These investments see swift returns, increasing the sustainability and efficiency of our products and services.

  • Situation: Janssen facilities and operations offer a large opportunity to reduce our environmental footprint
  • Imperative: Our aim is to maximize efficiency and the use of renewable, clean energy in order to both benefit the environment and to generate returns on investments
  • Goals: Our goals include lowering water use by 10 percent, and installing 50 megawatt clean-tech energy capacity by 2015, and reducing CO2 emissions by 20 percent by 2020
  • Focus on switching the Janssen energy operation to clean energy by using renewable fuels, which will cut CO2 emissions
  • Invest US$40 million of Johnson & Johnson capital per year to expand use of renewable energy and cut CO2 emissions
  • Spotlight the clean-energy process
  • Prioritize meeting Healthy Future 2015 CO2 goals, measuring our progress
  • Wind power contributes 50 percent of the energy at the Janssen Cork site in Ireland. Learn more
  • The Johnson & Johnson campus in Zug, Switzerland, combining three facilities, has a solar roof and live energy monitoring, and has cut water use by 20 percent. It is the first building in Switzerland to achieve platinum-level certification by Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), a green building certification program. Learn more
  • The Janssen site in Spring House, Pennsylvania site reduced CO2 emissions by 32 percent since 2010. The site has a cogeneration (CHP) system 70 percent more efficient than grid
  • The Janssen site in La Jolla, California, reduced CO2 emissions by 27 percent, water use by 12 percent, and electricity use by 28 percent, all since 2010
  • 5.1 megawatts of solar installations at the Janssen site in Titusville in New Jersey contribute approximately 85 percent of the facility’s annual electricity demand
  • San Diego Gas & Electric in California named the Janssen La Jolla site an “Energy Champion”
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded our Spring House site with an ENERGY STAR in 2014
  • Our manufacturing facility in Geel, Belgium was named the first LEED-certified chemical plant in Europe
  • The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranked Johnson & Johnson as #7 among the top 25 solar users in 2013
  • Cork was named Facility of the Year in the Sustainability category by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
The Sustainability Factor

The relationship between a healthy environment and human health frames our sustainability and illuminates our clean energy drive to enhance our environmental stewardship and reduce energy costs. “In line with our Credo values, our projects benefit the environment, reduce our operating costs and relieve our energy burden, which benefits the community,” explains Jed Richardson, Johnson & Johnson Global Energy Director.



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