As the world’s largest, most broadly based healthcare company, we understand that human health is inextricably linked to environmental health—you can’t have healthy people without 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 to change the trajectory of health for humanity, are at the heart of our commitment to environmental stewardship. We have been setting public environmental performance goals, including goals to reduce our carbon footprint, for nearly 30 years. We remain committed to improving the environmental health of the places where we live, work and sell our products.
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.
Johnson & Johnson establishes its formal energy management program.
Johnson & Johnson establishes its first enterprise-wide public commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
Johnson & Johnson builds its first on-site solar array. Since then we have completed 48 additional solar projects, equating to 22 megawatts, now installed on our properties globally.
Johnson & Johnson establishes a CO2 capital relief program, which today saves about 276,196 metric tons of CO2 annually.
Johnson & Johnson announces its goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 and increase on-site clean energy capacity to 50 megawatts by 2015.
Johnson & Johnson builds two 3-megawatt wind turbines on its Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical manufacturing properties in Cork, Ireland; since then, we have added two more turbines, equating to 12 megawatts in total.
Signed the White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate support for a global climate agreement. Committed to the RE100 program, a consortium of companies seeking to obtain 100% of their electricity from renewable sources.
Johnson & Johnson executes a long-term power purchase agreement in the U.S. for a new 100-megawatt wind farm that will equate to around 60% of our electricity consumption in the U.S.
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.