The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global framework for progress toward a more sustainable future. In trying to determine the unique impact Johnson & Johnson would contribute to the global community to create a healthier, more equitable world, we developed a clear, pragmatic process to create a commitment to accelerate the SDGs that reflects our unique constellation of strengths. The Company’s commitment is focused in five areas in which Johnson & Johnson is positioned to create sustainable and scalable impact: health workforce, women’s and children’s health, essential surgery, global disease challenges, and environmental health.
We aim to mobilize and inspire employees, consumers, communities, and our global network to improve health globally. While we aim to achieve outcomes in all of the Company’s work, the identified targets for the SDG commitment are reflective of the Company’s reach - individuals whose lives may benefit from our combined efforts with our partners. To that end, we developed a measurement reporting framework that involves the annual tracking of progress towards focus area targets, ensuring accountability of our work. The Company’s SDG commitment focuses on SDGs 3, 5 and 17.
On track: expected to meet the Goal by 2020
In progress: so far progressing more slowly than expected; plans are in place to meet the Goal by 2020
Off track: not progressing as expected; currently at risk of not meeting the Goal by 2020