Our Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion program provides a platform for proactive outreach to diverse and small suppliers, collaboration with partners advancing supplier diversity and guidance to suppliers on how to engage with Johnson & Johnson. Now in the third decade of this program, we continue to realize the value that an inclusive supply base brings to our business, our people and our communities. We have expanded our global footprint driving social and economic impact in 20 markets, including the U.S.
A key measure of our progress to advance supplier diversity is our Global Impact Spend, representing addressable spend with small and diverse suppliers globally and small businesses in the U.S. Global Impact Spend was also one of our Health for Humanity 2025 Goals and was exceeded in 2021. This Goal, while concluded, is confirmed as having been exceeded again in 2022.
Global Impact Spend in 2022 by the Numbers
Total Global Impact Spend, a 13% increase compared to 2021
with Tier 1 diverse suppliers
in international markets
in spend with U.S. Tier 1 women-owned businesses compared to 2021
with small businesses
in the U.S.
in Tier 1 diverse spend and $650 million in Tier 2 diverse spend
in spend with U.S. Tier 1 Black- and Hispanic-owned businesses compared to 2021
For the 12th consecutive year, Johnson & Johnson maintained membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a group of companies that advance best practices for supplier diversity and that spend at least $1 billion annually with diverse-owned suppliers.
Elizabeth A. Vazquez
CEO and Co-Founder, WEConnect International
In 2022, the Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion team put additional focus on partnering with external advocacy partners to expand capability and capacity for diverse businesses. Following are a few highlights:
Broadening diverse supplier capabilities to compete in a global market
Johnson & Johnson sponsored the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Certificate of Excellence program, designed to broaden the capabilities of minority-owned businesses to compete in a global environment. During the nine-month program, launched in 2022, more than 80 select NMSDC-certified Women and Minority Business Enterprises benefited from coaching relationships with corporate leaders and mentors, as well as instructional seminars delivered by Rutgers Business School, subject matter experts from Johnson & Johnson and multiple industry partners.
Jeffrey A. Robinson, Ph.D.
Academic Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers Business School
Expanded mentoring in manufacturing and logistics
Johnson & Johnson also became a founding sponsor of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) Foundation. This sponsorship enabled the organization to expand its training to incorporate digitalization modules and assessments to build the capabilities of suppliers. We have been a corporate partner of DMSCA, a development program for diverse manufacturers and logistics suppliers, since 2009.
Building capacity for women of color-owned businesses
Johnson & Johnson sponsored two cohorts totaling close to 50 women in the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Metro NY and Greater DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) Amplify program. Amplify is a program uniquely designed to engage and support women of color in maximizing opportunities to scale their businesses.
CEO, ProjACCT Workflow
Supporting the development of advocacy bodies around the world
We support the development of advocacy bodies who help us to discover and certify diverse suppliers; these are critical enablers to our program but also advance the adoption of supplier diversity and inclusion practices for other companies to drive even greater impact.
Developing minority-owned supplier advocacy in Europe
Johnson & Johnson became a founding member of the European Supplier Diversity Project (ESDP), an initiative led by Minority Supplier Development UK to support ethnic minority and migrant-owned businesses. ESDP aims to enable these businesses to certify and access opportunities in corporate supply chains. The initiative was supported by research sponsored by Johnson & Johnson that documents why an increasingly diverse Europe needs equality in procurement for ethnic minority entrepreneurs, who frequently suffer discrimination on the basis of their race or ethnicity.
In 2022, we also sponsored the Buy Social Europe initiative to support our strategy to procure from Social Enterprises, as well as a new relationship with Out Britain to support our procurement from businesses owned by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Europe is increasingly diverse. Minority businesses help local economies thrive, create jobs and wealth, innovate and export, not to mention paying taxes. But minority entrepreneurs are often at an economic and social disadvantage.60
Engaging with customers and suppliers to extend end-to-end impact
We expanded our impact across our value chain through reporting and engagements with customers in the U.S. We introduced a customer engagement program in partnership with internal groups, connecting with more than 50 major customers across healthcare systems to share best practices and support their efforts to address social determinants of health. In addition, we grew our supplier Tier 2 spend reporting by 28% in 2022 through engagements with Johnson & Johnson prime suppliers.
60 Legrain P. and Fitzgerald M., “EQUIP Europe: Why an increasingly diverse Europe needs EQUality In Procurement for ethnic minority entrepreneurs,” MSDUK, https://www.msduk.org.uk/static/EQUIP-Europe-Report.pdf, accessed February 2023.