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A Look Back on Our Work in 2020

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In early January 2020, it was impossible to guess exactly how the nascent pandemic would unfold. But Johnson & Johnson has been investing in and applying the best science to take on the most serious public health threats for more than a century—and there was never any question that we would contribute the full breadth and depth of our company’s expertise to global efforts to combat COVID-19.

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The number of consecutive years that Johnson & Johnson has increased its shareholder dividend.
The amount, in billions of dollars, that Johnson & Johnson invested in research and development in 2020—up $800 million from 2019.
Robert Wood Johnson, former chairman from 1932 to 1963 and a member of the Company’s founding family, crafted Our Credo himself in 1943, just before Johnson & Johnson became a publicly traded company. This was long before anyone ever heard the term “corporate social responsibility.” Our Credo is more than just a moral compass. We believe it’s a recipe for business success. The fact that Johnson & Johnson is one of only a handful of companies that have flourished through more than a century of change is proof of that.
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