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 and our aspiration of advancing health for everyone, everywhere, are at the heart of our commitment to environmental stewardship. We have a longstanding commitment to environmental health including two decades of public climate commitments. Johnson & Johnson’s new climate goals build on the legacy and achievement of our previous efforts, while accelerating action as part of the larger movement by the private sector, along with governments and civil society, to ramp up the ambition and implementation of climate goals during this new UN Decade of Action.
Our commitment to making a difference extends beyond our own operations. We are taking action to make the planet healthier—finding partners, change advocates and fellow visionaries to help us unlock change at the rate and scale needed to make better health a reality for more people, in more places.
Johnson & Johnson has a longstanding commitment to environmental health including two decades of public climate commitments. Building on our strong legacy of climate action, in September 2020 we announced our next generation of climate goals:
- By 2025, source 100% of our electricity needs from renewable sources.
- By 2030, achieve carbon neutrality for our operations, going beyond our Science-Based Target to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 2016 levels.
- By 2030, reduce absolute upstream Scope 3 emissions 20% from 2016 levels.
As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, we are deeply committed to caring for our planet.
At Janssen, we believe we all have a responsibility to the communities in which we live and work, and as such, are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental impact. From how we care for our offices, to employee initiatives, we continue to take steps towards a more sustainable future.
In 2013, we installed 700m2 solar farm on the roof of our High Wycombe headquarters to provide 43MW of electricity - saving 23 tonnes of carbon every year.
The provision of shuttle services from the local rail stations to our UK offices, ensures employees can opt to have a more sustainable commute.
We're proud to be taking steps to nurture local wildlife. At our High Wycombe headquarters, we strive to protect our natural habitat with a wildlife area, insect hotel and a mini bee farm!
At our UK offices, we only use cleaning technology which is safe for the environment.
Single-use items are a great concern across the globe, therefore at High Wycombe we took our first step to further decreasing our environmental footprint by removing most single-use plastic cups from our campus.
We found that 5,250 plastic cups and 3,750 plastic lids were being used on campus each week! Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to remove the majority of our plastic cups from the High Wycombe campus.The initiative was a huge success with the help of our Vested Partners and management, by replacing disposable cups with ceramic washable mugs. By making ceramic mugs more widely available across campus, it facilitates sustainable practices by all employees.
This Pause on Plastic initiative is something Janssen will continue to promote in the future and build on J&J’s global commitment.