Starting at the Board of Directors level, the governance of citizenship and sustainability at Johnson & Johnson encompasses our three business segments (Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices) and global enterprise functions. The Science, Technology & Sustainability Committee (STSC) has general oversight of our citizenship and sustainability strategy and performance. Along with our Johnson & Johnson Executive Committee, the STSC reviews our annual progress against our Health for Humanity 2020 Goals and our overall citizenship and sustainability efforts. Select members of the executive and management committees review the Health for Humanity Report. GRI 102-27, 102-31, 102-32
Our office of Worldwide Corporate Governance is responsible for raising visibility to citizenship and sustainability issues and activities that span multiple groups across the enterprise, and for facilitating connections between teams and departments. In partnership with our Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Global Public Health and Global Community Impact teams, Corporate Governance connects and amplifies various activities that contribute to advancing our citizenship and sustainability agenda. GRI 102-20
To enhance our corporate governance structure, in early 2016 we established the Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Governance Council (EGC). The EGC is comprised of senior leaders who represent our three business segments and our global enterprise functions with line of sight to environment, social and governance (ESG) issues. During 2016, the EGC identified, categorized and prioritized the ESG topics determined to be most relevant to Johnson & Johnson. This body of work served as the foundation of our 2016 Priority Topics Assessment, and has led to significant alignment and coordination of internal and external engagement efforts related to key ESG topics relevant to the. Another important function of the EGC is to review progress against our Health for Humanity 2020 Goals and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) commitments. GRI 102-19; 102-21; 103-3
The Enterprise Governance Council Working Group (EGCWG) is the cross-functional “activation arm” of the EGC that represents key enterprise functions and draws on the expertise of various subject matter experts across the Company, consulting with external advisors for additional specialized insight. The EGCWG was re-chartered in 2016 to more effectively drive focus on the execution of strategic plans for our priority topics. This diverse working group meets six times a year to review the status of priority topic strategic plans and emerging topics or issues identified through our proprietary global intelligence system that analyzes which stakeholders, platforms and programs have the most impact on reputation. In addition, the EGCWG has accountability for tracking and managing the Health for Humanity 2020 Goals, UN SDG commitments, and our Health for Humanity Report, and works proactively across the enterprise to foster engagement around goal progress and commitments. GRI 103-3, 102-32
It is notably our employees who drive our citizenship and sustainability efforts in their everyday work and help us make steady progress towards our bold vision of changing the trajectory of health for humanity. In addition to people across the enterprise with formal job responsibilities related to citizenship and sustainability, thousands of employees around the globe support the implementation of our strategic citizenship and sustainability initiatives.