Responsible Supply Base

  • GRI

  • 204-1,

    Proportion of spending on local suppliers

  • 304-3,

    Habitats protected or restored

  • 308,

    Supplier Environmental Assessments 2016

  • 414,

    Supplier Social Assessment 2016

  • SASB HC-MS-430a.3

    Description of the management of risks associated with the use of critical materials

A critically important link in our value chain, Johnson & Johnson’s supplier network underpins our business continuity and enables us to manufacture and deliver essential products and services to our patients, consumers and customers.

Guided by Our Credo values, we aim to maintain collaborative supplier relationships and encourage a broad diversity of suppliers to work with us. Our Responsibility Standards for Suppliers, our Supplier Sustainability Program (SSP) and our Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program are core frameworks that underscore our interactions with suppliers, what we expect of them and how we support them. Through our Partnerships for Good, we encourage our suppliers to join us in developing sustainable solutions to social and environmental challenges.

The vital role of a strong supply network is evident to all of us at Johnson & Johnson. The saying “it takes a village” could have been written for our supply chain—although in our case, with tens of thousands of suppliers and Johnson & Johnson employees across the globe, we are talking about a very large village! But the point is clear: We could not achieve our goals without the dedication, collaboration, responsiveness and responsible conduct of all those who are engaged day-in day-out in helping us meet our commitments to our patients through the supply of products, goods, services and technologies to our organization.

Kathryn E. Wengel

Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Operations & Risk Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Our responsible supply base ambitions are reflected in three Health for Humanity 2025 Goals.

Health for Humanity 2025 Goals
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SDG 5 - Gender Equality (icon)SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth (icon)SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (icon)SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production (icon)SDG 13 - Climate Action (icon)SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals (icon)
Progress in Supplier Sustainability Program

42,800 suppliers are included in one of the three Tiers, representing 93% of Johnson & Johnson’s supply base.

On track

Progress in Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion

Achieved and exceeded target in two consecutive years 2021 and 2022.


Partnerships for Good

Established six total partnerships, including three partnerships in 2022 focused on women’s empowerment, packaging sustainability and fair chance employment.

  1. Co-developed a Women’s Empowerment program focused on ensuring women have equal professional access and growth opportunities.
  2. Deployed recyclable e-commerce-ready pumps into the Johnson & Johnson packaging portfolio.
  3. Implemented hiring practices to remove common barriers experienced by justice-impacted communities to build an equitable workforce.

On track

> 46,000

suppliers globally

$ 40.1  billion

total supplier spend*

Supplier Spend* Contracted by Region (%)

Asia Pacific Europe, Middle East & Africa Latin America North America 10% 56% 32% 3% Asia Pacific Europe, Middle East & Africa Latin America North America 10% 56% 32% 3%

Supplier Spend* Contracted by Business Segment (%)

Pharmaceutical MedTech Consumer Health Corporate 34% 23% 13% 30% Pharmaceutical MedTech Consumer Health Corporate 34% 23% 13% 30%

* Represents spend we have control over/addressable spend, defined as products and services that procurement teams can negotiate with suppliers to meet business goals.