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Johnson & Johnson Releases 2016 Health for Humanity Report

(New Brunswick, New Jersey – June 22, 2017) – Johnson & Johnson has released its 2016 Health for Humanity Report sharing progress on environmental, social and governance measures, which advance the Company’s mission to profoundly improve the course of health for humanity. Our Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity Report (formerly named Citizenship & Sustainability Report) also includes a scorecard for the Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity 2020 Goals, which were launched in June 2016 as a new set of commitments.

“As the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson is uniquely positioned to help overcome global health challenges and impact the lives of millions of people around the world,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson. “We are also improving the places in which we live and work and advancing the practices by which we achieve our commitments. Importantly, our Health for Humanity 2020 Goals serve to ground our business operations so that we remain acutely focused on building enduring outcomes that change the trajectory of human health.”

Following are a few highlights of our many achievements in citizenship and sustainability during 2016:

Helping people be healthier by providing access and care in more places around the world

  • Launched our Global Public Health Strategy at the opening of on-the-ground global public health operations in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Johnson & Johnson was ranked #2 on the Access to Medicines Index -- a testament to our long-standing commitment to improving access to medicines in the developing countries.

Making the places we live, work and sell our products healthier by using fewer and smarter resources

  • Partnered with the C40 Climate Leadership Group to help cities around the globe take climate-related actions that improve air quality and human health.
  • Concluded a 100 MW wind power purchase agreement, helping us meet our renewable energy consumption target ahead of schedule. To continue challenging ourselves to do more, we increased this target from 20 to 35 percent renewable energy consumption by 2020.

Teaming up with partners and employees to create a culture of health and well-being

  • More than tripled the previous year’s supplier engagement in our Sustainable Procurement Program, with total enrollment now surpassing 300 suppliers, which represents over 40 percent of spend.
  • Within just the first year, achieved close to 50 percent of our five-year target to engage and empower 100,000 employees to take charge of their health and well-being by using digital health tools.

To watch a short video-summary of our achievements in 2016, click here.

Johnson & Johnson has a long legacy of citizenship and sustainability reporting, beginning in 1990 when our first public goals were introduced. For more than 25 years, the Company has expanded reporting to cover wide-ranging measures established across its operations. Our citizenship and sustainability approach is inextricably linked to our vision of a world where a healthy mind, body and environment is within reach for everyone, everywhere. It is grounded in Our Credo values and in our mission as a health care company and reflected in how we operate our business.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option. We participated in GRI’s Standards Pioneers Program, and are proud to be among the first companies to adopt the GRI Standards. The 2016 Health for Humanity Report is available via an interactive microsite on healthforhumanityreport.jnj.com. Viewers can download the full report or build a customized report based on areas of interest.

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Editor’s note:

  • In 2010, Johnson & Johnson launched “Healthy Future 2015 Goals,” the Company’s first set of comprehensive goals covering environmental, social and governance measures across the enterprise. The Healthy Future 2015 Goals, culminating at the end of 2015, brought solid, cumulative results helping us to define new goals and identify opportunities to improve.