At Johnson & Johnson we aspire to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. This aspiration includes positively impacting patients and all others who use our products, as well as the health of our employees, our communities and the planet. Our citizenship and sustainability approach is inextricably linked to our vision of a world where a healthy mind, body and environment is within reach for everyone, everywhere. It is grounded in Our Credo values and in our mission as a health care company, and reflected in how we operate our business.
We’ve been setting five-year goals to improve the sustainability of our business for decades. In 2016, we launched our latest, most comprehensive set of goals yet, which at the time we called our Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 Goals. We recently renamed this set of commitments our Health for Humanity 2020 Goals to better reflect our bold, mission-centered sustainability aspiration to change the trajectory of health for more people, in more places around the world. While the name of our goals is new, how we organize and focus our efforts is not. We remain focused in three key areas:
Our efforts under each of these focus areas are supported by measurable goals, a tracking mechanism, annual target setting and progress reporting including independent review of our data, and a rigorous framework for ongoing assessment of the topics and issues that matter most across our businesses and to our stakeholders. Our data-driven approach allows us to dedicate our resources efficiently and effectively to the issues that are most impactful and important to all stakeholders. Our citizenship and sustainability strategy also includes our commitment to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We are working to help advance implementation of the UN SDGs across five key issue areas where we are uniquely positioned to create sustainable and scalable impact: Global Disease Challenges, Essential Surgery, Women’s & Children’s Health, Health Workforce, and Environmental Health.