Our Community Commitment
Our mandate to make a positive impact on communities and societies at large originates from the Johnson & Johnson Credo- “we are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well.”
We love to help people live happier and healthier lives. This is why we are so committed to supporting those in under-served communities by using our expertise in healthcare, wellbeing and science to make a positive difference.
To help make this aspiration a reality, all of our people in the UK can volunteer up to five days per year for either causes that we support formally, or they are free to select their own preferred causes.
Mental Health UK
Mental health has always been an important part of our heritage. In the UK, one in four people have experienced a mental health problem 1, while in England alone 550,000 people are currently living with severe mental illness2. As part of our commitment to make a positive difference to the lives of patients and their loved ones, we want to do everything possible to help those severely affected by mental illness.
At Janssen, we are great believers in the power of partnerships, and as part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, we are incredibly proud to be working alongside Mental Health UK, whose founding charities deliver frontline services providing advice, information and support to those living with mental illness. Our three-year partnership involves a number of initiatives, one of which includes trialling a new model for community-based mental health care in the UK, which has the potential to transform the way care is delivered to those living with severe mental illness.
Bridge to Employment
Janssen UK also plays an active part in the Johnson & Johnson Bridge to Employment (BTE) initiative. This global initiative aims to inspire young people (14-18 year olds) from disadvantaged communities to stay in school, excel academically, and pursue careers in health or science. The first school in England to take part was the Highcrest Academy in 2016, a secondary school in High Wycombe, who enrolled over 40 students.