Johnson & Johnson’s 2016 Health for Humanity Report is our 14th annual report on progress in citizenship and sustainability. Data in this report cover the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, unless otherwise noted. GRI 102-50, 102-52. In addition to digital reporting on this new microsite, the report is also available in a customizable print-on-demand version complemented by an Executive Summary.
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the Company’s vision, strategic approach and performance in the environmental, social and governance areas relevant to our business. Reporting on other matters specific to financial performance of the Company and its subsidiaries can be found in our 2016 Annual Report.
The content of this report covers Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide operations, including those of subsidiaries across our three business segments. Contract manufacturers are excluded from the scope of this report, unless otherwise noted. There have been no significant changes from the previous reporting period in the scope, boundaries and measurement methods applied. GRI 102-45
This report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option. We participated in GRI’s Standards Pioneers Program, and are proud to be among the first companies to adopt the GRI Standards. Please refer to GRI Content Index [link to that section] for a complete listing of GRI disclosures included in this report. Our 2016 Priority Topics Assessment process guided the report's structure. The content is organized according to 26 priority topics identified as being most important to our various stakeholder groups. See our Priority Topics Assessment section for information on boundaries for each priority topic. GRI 102-46, 102-54, 102-55
The report is also informed by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) Principles and serves as our annual UNGC Communication on Progress. See UNGC Index for more information on how we adhere to the 10 UNGC Principles. See Community Impact & Development section of this report for information on our commitment to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Progress against our Health for Humanity 2020 Goals, and associated data, presented in the 2020 Goals Progress Scorecard has been assured by ERM Certification and Verification Services. GRI 102-56 The Independent Assurance Statement can be found here. All other data in the report has been subject to finance verification and internal audit. The financial data and general information about the business presented in Organizational Profile and Economic Performance sections of this report were previously audited for disclosure in our 2016 Annual Report. All other data in this report have been verified by Johnson & Johnson internal audit.
The basis for restatement of previously reported data, relevant calculation methodologies and data limitations are explained in footnotes where applicable. With respect to acquisitions, we begin integrating the environmental, health and safety (EHS), and employee health and wellness data of newly acquired companies into the data reported externally three years after the acquisition, unless otherwise noted. Particularly for EHS data, this grace period allows the new acquisitions to adjust their EHS management and reporting systems to Johnson & Johnson standards. The dates and details of recent acquisitions can be found in Note 20 (Business Combinations and Divestitures) on page 71 of our 2016 Annual Report. Where noted, data are adjusted to reflect a divestiture, starting with the year in which that divestiture occurs. For environmental emissions data, divestitures are removed completely from current and historical periods presented. GRI 102-48