At Johnson & Johnson, we blend heart, science and ingenuity 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. We seek to provide solutions for some of the world’s most pressing global public health challenges and work collectively—within our walls and externally with partners—to advance better health for all. 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.
We are driven by Our Credo, a set of values and principles that challenges and inspires us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first. To us, these aren’t just words: Our Credo serves as the foundation of our mission as a healthcare company, and is reflected in how we operate our business around the world. The long-term thinking of our founders and current leadership allow us to stay true to this vision.
We’ve been setting five-year goals to improve the sustainability of our business for decades. In setting these goals, we strive to ensure that they are aligned with our Company’s purpose, are embedded in our business strategy, and reflect the areas where our stakeholders expect us to lead. We believe that achieving our goals is integral to Johnson & Johnson’s long-term success, and we consider them to be the Key Performance Indicators of our citizenship and sustainability approach. We report out on our progress annually, including independent review and assurance of our progress and associated data. This data-driven approach allows us to dedicate our resources efficiently and effectively to the issues that are most impactful and important to all stakeholders. In 2017, we continued making progress against our Health for Humanity 2020 Goals. Please see Health for Humanity 2020 Goals Progress Scorecard for more information.
Our citizenship and sustainability approach also includes our commitment to support the global agenda on sustainable development. We are working to help advance implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) across five key issue areas where we are uniquely positioned to create sustainable and scalable impact. The summary of our progress against UN SDG commitments can be found in our UN SDGs Progress Scorecard, reflecting cumulative progress from 2016 and 2017. For more information, please visit our Sustainable Development Goals webpage.