As the world’s largest, most broadly based healthcare company, we know that human health and environmental health are inextricably linked. Healthy people need a healthy planet. In fact, the World Health Organization states that there’s an “urgent need” to invest in strategies to reduce environmental risks in our cities, homes and workplaces, where such investments cannot only reduce health burdens associated with environmental conditions, but also lead to immediate savings in healthcare costs. This means that to create healthier societies, we must have an unwavering commitment to preserving our planet and the vital resources upon which we all rely, today and in the future.
Our Credo, written in 1943, and our aspiration of advancing health for everyone, everywhere, are at the heart of our commitment to environmental stewardship. We have a longstanding commitment to environmental health including two decades of public climate commitments. Johnson & Johnson’s new climate goals build on the legacy and achievement of our previous efforts, while accelerating action as part of the larger movement by the private sector, along with governments and civil society, to ramp up the ambition and implementation of climate goals during this new UN Decade of Action.
Our commitment to making a difference extends beyond our own operations. We are taking action to make the planet healthier—finding partners, change advocates and fellow visionaries to help us unlock change at the rate and scale needed to make better health a reality for more people, in more places.
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
Human health and environmental health are inextricably linked. In order to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity, we need to take care of our planet like our health depends on it—because it does.