Responsible Business Practices
Responsible Business Practices
Responsible Business Practices

Responsible Supply Base

Global Reporting Initiative
Supply chain
Management Approach
Procurement Practices 2016
Proportion of spending on local suppliers

As one of the world’s largest healthcare companies, Johnson & Johnson maintains operations in virtually all countries of the world and works with more than 64,000 suppliers across three business segments. We manage a highly complex network of supplier relationships that are critical to business success and our ability to fulfill our obligations to those we serve.

Our approach to managing a responsible supply base includes ensuring our compliance with global requirements related to supply chain transparency and disclosure. Our Responsibility Standards for Suppliers reflect our internal values and set forth the expectations we have of all Johnson & Johnson suppliers. We continue to evolve our processes to better understand the risk in our supply base, monitor supplier compliance with our Standards through assessments and on-site audits, and take action where necessary.

We also recognize that to create impact at scale we must continue moving beyond monitoring compliance by engaging with our suppliers and supporting wider industry efforts to improve transparency and share best practices. To this end, our Sustainable Procurement Program helps us expand supplier engagement to a more strategic level. In parallel, we have a dedicated program for supplier diversity, which continues to expand globally.

Our Global Procurement Vision is to partner to shape supplier solutions that transform healthcare. We believe in the power of partnership with our suppliers to enable sustainable innovation and exciting opportunities to make a difference in all our markets.
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Len DeCandia, Chief Procurement Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Supply Base At-A-Glance

Our Global Procurement organization manages suppliers in 30 categories, grouped in the following five category families:

  • Supply Chain Materials and Products;
  • Supply Chain Services (Construction, Capital and Facilities Services, and Logistics);
  • R&D;
  • Business Services; and
  • Marketing Services.

Each category has a category leader who works with the Sustainable Procurement, Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion, and Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability teams to embed social and environmental sustainability requirements and practices into key supplier management processes.

suppliers globally
$ 0 billion
total supplier spend*

* Total spend represents addressable spend, i.e. products and services that procurement team can negotiate with suppliers to meet business goals; total spend in 2018 excludes Actelion, Abott Medical Optics, Orthotaxy and Zarbees.

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