e have an unwavering commitment to protect our planet because human health depends on it.
At Johnson & Johnson, we know that healthy people need a healthy planet. But increasingly factors like climate change, deforestation and pollution are compromising human health and well-being around the world. As the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are uniquely positioned to make a difference on a global scale by using our resources, our expertise and our convening power to deliver impact at the intersection of human and environmental health.
We are doing our part to tackle climate change with an ambition to reach net zero emissions across our value chain, aligned with climate science. The World Health Organization has called climate change one of the greatest threats to global public health in the 21st century, and for over two decades we have set and achieved public environmental performance goals including reducing our carbon footprint. Our current goals will accelerate our transition to 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutrality for our operations, while also partnering with our suppliers to reduce upstream carbon emissions.
Our long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability is rooted in our company values and in the understanding that the health and well-being of people and the planet are fundamentally linked.
Everything we do at Johnson & Johnson is guided by Our Credo, written in 1943 by Robert Wood Johnson, which includes our commitment to “maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.” Today, we focus our sustainability efforts where we can have the greatest positive impact on planetary health while also building a strong and resilient company, delivering stakeholder value for generations to come.