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Climate and Energy

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 address our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and we are encouraging our supply chain to do the same. We also support responsible climate and energy policy around the world.


Our Approach

For many years, we’ve participated in coalitions that publicly support actions to promote a low carbon economy and mitigate climate change, such as the World Wildlife Fund's Climate Savers Program, The Climate Group's RE100 program and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. We believe industry has an important role to play in responding to climate change by implementing voluntary reductions of GHGs within their control. As such, we have a long history of commitments and action to improve the energy efficiency of our facilities and source cleaner energy to power our operations.

Our Commitment to Energy Leadership

Highlights from Johnson & Johnson's 30 years of energy innovation and leadership.

Energy Management

Johnson & Johnson establishes its formal energy management program.

Commitment to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Johnson & Johnson establishes its first enterprise-wide public commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.

Solar Energy

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.

CO2 Capital Relief Program

Johnson & Johnson establishes a CO2 capital relief program, which today saves about 227,912 metric tons of CO2 annually.

CO2 2020 Reduction Goals

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.

Wind Turbines

Johnson & Johnson builds two 3-megawatt wind turbines on its Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical manufacturing properties in Cork, Ireland; since then, we have added another turbine, equating to 9 megawatts in total.

The American Business Act on Climate Pledge

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.

Power Purchase Agreement

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.

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We Are Taking Steps to Help Create Even Greater Impact

We are partnering with organizations like C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group—a network of the world's 90 megacities that are committed to climate leadership and action—to help fund programs that will link climate action with the benefits to air quality and human health.

We are a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council, a coalition of industry, NGO and thought leaders seeking to address climate issues through a carbon dividends framework.


Our Goals

We have set a science-based scope 1 and 2 goal to reduce our absolute carbon emissions 20% by 2020, and 80% by 2050 compared to our 2010 baseline; and to produce or procure 35% of electricity use from renewable sources by 2020, and 100% by 2050.

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