Third party environmental certifications can be a useful way to validate internal programs. We pursue those certifications that reflect our environmental goals. While there are numerous certifications that individual facilities or groups of Johnson & Johnson facilities may pursue, the following are the most common across our company.
International Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Standards
As a global company, we pursue certifications from internationally recognized and accepted environment, health and safety standards management systems. Of our manufacturing and research and development facilities around the world, 99 percent, or 95 sites, were certified to the International Standards Organization’s environmental management system (ISO 14001)
and 31 percent, or 30 sites, had achieved the standards of the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series management system. The chart below highlights selected performance indicators.
We continue to advance the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content or fiber from certified forests as an important part of our paper-based packaging goals. At the end of 2010, 97 percent of paper-based packaging and 92 percent of office paper contained more than 30 percent PCR or fiber from certified forests.
LEED Building Certifications
We have established a corporate policy that all new construction projects or renovations costing USD $5 million or more must be certified to the stringent U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standard. Nine of our buildings have been certified to this standard. Our newest LEED certified buildings are in Geel, Belgium and Suzchou, China. The facility in Geel is the first LEED certified building in Belgium and the first chemical manufacturing facility in Europe to achieve LEED certification. The facility in Suzchou is the first Johnson & Johnson LEED certified building in China.