s a healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson understands that climate health can affect human health. In fact, we’re seeing climate change impact health in new ways by changing infectious disease patterns and increasing the risk of drought and food insecurity. We have taken sustained, long-term action to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and we are encouraging our suppliers to do the same. We also support responsible climate and energy policy around the world.
The latest climate science indicates rising global temperatures must be limited to 1.5 °C to avoid the most significant impacts of climate change to human and planetary health. To do our part to help maintain a healthy climate, we are proud signatories of the Race to Zero/Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign and have an ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions across our value chain by 2045.
To enable this ambition, we’ve set targets that build on our past achievements while accelerating future actions.
Our science-based targets for 2030, including our 1.5 °C aligned reduction target for Scope 1 and 2 emissions and our commitment to reduce Scope 3 emissions, are important interim milestones as we transition to net zero.
For many years, we’ve participated in coalitions that publicly support actions to promote a low carbon economy and to mitigate climate change. For example, we work with other companies and organizations through the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and the Climate Leadership Council to share best practices and to advocate for the advancement of renewable energy deployment and climate policy in the U.S. Additionally, we have supported the Paris Climate Agreement through various platforms such as the ‘We Are Still In/America Is All In campaign, and we were proud to join other companies and investors in signing an open letter to President Biden calling for an ambitious U.S. emissions reduction target.
Established formal energy management program
Established first enterprise-wide public commitment to reduce CO2 emissions based on Kyoto Protocol
Developed internal CO2 capital relief program, which has resulted in 231 projects and 288,000 metric tons of CO2 saved per year over the past 15 years
Announced goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 and increase on-site clean energy capacity to 50MW by 2015. Currently over 50 solar arrays and 4 wind turbines built, totaling 56MWs on our properties globally
Supported the UNFCCC Paris Climate agreement and committed to using 100% renewable electricity in our operations by joining RE100. Since then increased our renewable electricity consumption to near 50%
Launched 4th generation science-based climate commitments, accelerating our 100% renewable electricity commitment to 2025, committing to carbon neutrality in our operations and a 20% value chain emissions reduction by 2030