Since 1886 our Company has been inventing the future of health care against one constant backdrop: change. Today, and every day at Johnson & Johnson, we embrace the opportunity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. One important way in which we advance this aspiration is through our citizenship and sustainability efforts.
Our obligation as a global leader in health care is to responsibly marshal our resources, connect leaders, and partner with organizations around the world to positively impact the lives of people, improve the places in which we live and work, and advance the sustainability of the practices by which we achieve our commitments.
As a better reflection of the scale and depth of our commitments globally, we recently renamed our annual reporting on the social and environmental performance of our business the Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity Report. In addition, following the conclusion of our Healthy Future 2015 Goals, in June 2016 we developed a new, ambitious set of commitments with our newly named Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity 2020 Goals. The Health for Humanity Report, which includes our Health for Humanity 2020 Goals Progress Scorecard, provides data-driven substantiation on how we are fulfilling our bold, mission-centered aspiration to change the trajectory of health for more people, in more places around the world.
I’m pleased to acknowledge just a few of the many recent achievements from 2016, the first year of our Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity 2020 Goals:
This report details more about our performance against the Health for Humanity 2020 Goals, our broader citizenship and sustainability efforts, and our commitment to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Built on the foundation of our own 2020 Goals, we will harness the power of Johnson & Johnson’s approximately 126,400 employees—their heads, hearts, and hands—to help achieve our UN SDG commitments, applying our knowledge and relationships in the quest to forge a healthier and brighter future for people all around the globe.
This Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity Report outlines how we marshal our resources: our science, our caring, our innovative spirit and, of course, Our Credo values in service of our citizenship and sustainability commitments. This important work helps us advance our aspirations to profoundly and positively impact the lives of individuals, families and communities by addressing the greatest health care challenges of today, and to ensure appropriate preparedness for those to come.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Johnson & Johnson
GRI 102-14, 102-15