Stakeholder expectations and the business environment in which we operate constantly evolve. Our PTA PTA Priority Topics Assessments process helps us identify and prioritize the environmental, social and governance topics that matter most to our stakeholders and to our Company. The results inform and shape our sustainability priorities, public goal setting and reporting.
We have been conducting PTAs every two to three years since 2008, with our most recent in-depth assessment conducted in 2019. In light of the global events of 2020, we conducted an interim 2020 PTA update to understand if and how this pivotal year may have shifted the stakeholder perceptions regarding Johnson & Johnson's ESG ESG Environmental, Social and Governance priorities. The update showed evidence for increases in importance of 13 topics with the largest increases for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Strengthening Health Systems and Access. A detailed description of the 2020 PTA process, methodology and definitions of topics can be found here.