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.
Our annual Johnson & Johnson ‘Build Your Team’ initiative, uses team building and volunteering across our UK organisation as a way to give back to society and to the communities in which we live and work. Our 2019 challenge focuses on reaching target volunteering hours across three key areas:
- Community (21,000 hours): Involvement in community initiatives and charities that make a difference to peoples' lives.
- Education (3,000 hours): Supporting and inspiring students into STEM and healthcare careers
- Enterprise (1000 hours): Transfer knowledge and build the capabilities of social entrepreneurs.
In 2018, Johnson & Johnson UK employees collectively volunteered over 30,000 Build your Team hours (the equivalent of 17 full time employees) and raised £70k for local charity partners.
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 (14-18year 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.