2016 Health for Humanity Report
2016 Health for Humanity Report
2016 Health for Humanity Report
A Message from Our Chairman and CEO

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:

  • We continued to advance our pipeline in areas of significant unmet global public health need, including HIV/AIDs, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and neglected tropical diseases such as roundworm and whipworm.
  • As a result of our 100 megawatt (MW) wind power purchase agreement, Johnson & Johnson is expected to meet our original Health for Humanity 2020 Goal of producing or procuring 20 percent of our electricity needs from clean or renewable sources ahead of schedule. Because of this substantial achievement, we increased this goal to 35 percent by 2020.
  • We more than tripled the previous year’s supplier engagement in our Sustainable Procurement Program, with total enrollment now surpassing 300 suppliers, which represents over 40 percent of spend.
  • In one year, we already achieved nearly 50 percent of our five-year target to engage and empower 100,000 employees to take charge of their health and well-being by using digital health tools. A healthier workforce successively leads to healthier families and communities where we operate.

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.



Alex Gorsky
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Johnson & Johnson

GRI 102-14, 102-15

2016 Health for Humanity Report