Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion advances our culture of belonging where open hearts and minds combine to unleash the potential of the brilliant mix of people working everywhere at Johnson & Johnson today, as well as those who will join us in the future.

We take a strategic approach to driving DEI at Johnson & Johnson, based on our mission and vision and DEI strategy that is designed to do the following:

Build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

Accelerate our global culture of inclusion where every individual belongs.

Transform talent and business processes to achieve equitable access and outcomes for all.

Drive innovation and growth within our business to serve diverse markets around the world.

Our DEI Mission

Be yourself, change the world.

Our DEI Vision

Make Diversity, Equity & Inclusion how we work every day.

We cannot overstate the positive impact that diverse voices bring to our organizational culture, our community and society at large. But challenges remain. We must continue to create an inclusive environment where employees embrace individual and cultural differences to drive innovation.

Wanda Hope

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Johnson & Johnson

DEI is fundamentally embedded in our human resources strategies and our Health for Humanity 2025 Goals:

Health for Humanity 2025 Goals
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SDG 5 - Gender Equality (icon)SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities (icon)
Progress in Women in Management

  • 49% of management positions globally are held by women.

On track

Progress in Ethnic/Racial Diversity in Management

  • 36% of management positions in the U.S. are held by ethnic/racially diverse employees.


Progress in Black/African Americans in Management

  • Achieved a growth of 40.5% in Black and African management positions from 2020, with Black and African American employees representing 6.6% of management positions in the U.S.

On track

Our fourth annual DEI Impact Review shares insights about the evolution of our DEI strategy and a wide range of stories of our progress throughout 2022 to advance DEI across the four pillars of our strategy within our three business segments.

See also our section on Our Race to Health Equity (ORTHE) for ways in which we are helping eradicate racial and social injustice as a public health threat by eliminating health inequities for people of color in the U.S.

DEI in 2022 by the Numbers

41 %

of our Vice Presidents globally are women

55% (icon)
55 %

of our employees in Latin America are women, the highest rate of women across our four regions

20 %

of our workforce is over the age of 50

36 %

of our Directors and Managers in the U.S. identify as ethnic or racially diverse

36 %

of our U.S. workforce identifies as ethnic or racially diverse


employees engaged in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Among our areas of progress in advancing DEI in 2022:

Diverse workforce

  • Strengthened development of 130 next-generation Johnson & Johnson leaders through our RISE & ASCEND development programs.
  • Accelerated veterans hiring with our first full cycle in the Department of Defense SkillBridge program, with 90% of SkillBridge interns becoming Johnson & Johnson full-time employees.
  • Removed barriers to access through expanding diverse slates, broadening hiring criteria and removing bias from job postings.

Culture of inclusion

  • Delivered Conscious Inclusion training to Vice Presidents and Directors across Johnson & Johnson.
  • Empowered our 12 ERGs, engaging nearly 27,000 colleagues around the world in harnessing the passions of employees to educate, connect and create space for belonging.
  • Expanded “Exploring Our Diversity,” a global and immersive educational series to build greater cultural knowledge and understanding among our employees.
  • Delivered an interactive DEI Glossary, an evolving resource of commonly used DEI terms, to ensure we understand and use language that is representative and inclusive of all Johnson & Johnson employees, patients, consumers and communities.

Equitable access and outcomes

  • Partnered in multiple initiatives with ORTHE teams and business leaders to address mental health inequities in diverse communities.
  • Supported efforts to advance inclusive R&D and diversity in clinical trials, and provided opportunities for HCPs including women orthopaedic surgeons and surgical residents of color.
  • Facilitated a robust, dual-language campaign for the Janssen Research Includes Me initiative during Hispanic Heritage Month to better communicate the importance of participating in clinical trials to the Hispanic/Latino community.

Innovation and growth

  • Advanced supplier diversity though procurement teams, helping achieve a significant increase in diverse supplier spend.
  • Supported our brand teams to deliver brand innovation and awareness campaigns to address the needs of diverse communities across skin care, eye care, oral health and smoking cessation brands.
  • Partnered with diverse communities through multiple innovation QuickFire Challenges led by JLABS.
  • Expanded our Care With Pride initiative globally with products in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan and the UK.

Our most recently filed U.S. Federal Employer Information Report EEO-1 is publicly available. Note that federal reporting requirements require specific employee categorization that differs from the way we measure our diversity progress, as reflected in our Health for Humanity Report, and is, therefore, not directly comparable.

In 2022, women’s representation on our Executive Committee increased from one to five women following a leadership restructure, testifying to our strong pipeline of women at senior levels in our Company and our commitment to realizing opportunities for women in key roles. We also appointed our first female General Counsel in the Company’s history.

Gender Representation (%)

2020 2021 2022 Women full-timeemployees Women inmanagement positions Women inexecutive positions Womennew hires 47% 48% 49% 53% 46% 48% 49% 14% 14% 39% 54% 54% Women full-timeemployees Women inmanagement positions Women inexecutive positions Womennew hires 2020 2021 2022 47% 48% 49% 46% 48% 49% 39% 53% 54% 54% 14% 14%

Ethnic/Racial Diversity in the U.S. (%)*

White Asian Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Other Declined to answer 9.8% 2.3% 1.7% 7.5% 62.4% 16.2% White Asian Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Other Declined to answer 9.8% 2.3% 1.7% 7.5% 62.4% 16.2%
* Values have been rounded to the nearest tenth. Due to rounding, the numbers presented do not add up precisely to the totals provided, and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures.
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