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Looking After Our Environment

Looking After Our Environment

At Janssen, we believe sustainability is integral to building a successful and enduring business.             

Backed by the size and reach of Johnson & Johnson, our Credo clearly defines the importance we place on sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Johnson & Johnson aspires to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity and each campus across the global, including those in the UK are working together to achieve our 'Health for Humanity 2020 Goals1 '. These goals are underpinned by seven key focus areas which reflect our long term commitment to deliver sustainable social, environmental and economic changes across the company and our extended value chain  including:

- Reducing absolute carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 and 80% by 2050

- Obtaining 35% electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and 100% by 2050

The aim is to increase efficiency throughout the company and to decrease total energy demand. The remaining energy demand aims to be satisfied by renewable sources. Clear progress is being made towards these goals, demonstrated through achieving many sustainability landmarks in the last decade1:

- CO2 emissions decreased by 26% globally since 2010

- New and existing products representing 14.6% of Johnson & Johnson revenue achieved Earthwards recognition

- 25% of total electricity consumption is generated from renewable resources

- All manufacturing/R&D locations completed the comprehensive water risk assessment in 2016

These commitments haven’t gone unnoticed with Johnson & Johnson earning Energy Star Performer of the Year Award in 2019 for demonstrating energy-efficient best-practices. Furthermore, in 2018 we made it onto the CDP 'A List' for our efforts in spearheading climate change action and we have also joined the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, which helps large scale businesses and organisation buy zero-carbon, renewable energy.

1. Johnson & Johnson (2017) Health For Humanity Report
* Percentage not inclusive of products newly recognised in 2017