Our Company

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Thank you for your interest in learning more about Johnson & Johnson.

We hope the information and links in this kit are helpful in answering your questions. Please note that we are unable to participate in individual academic projects or provide business-level information.

Johnson & Johnson Overview and History
Johnson & Johnson was founded more than 130 years ago on a revolutionary idea: Doctors and nurses should use sterile sutures, dressings and bandages to treat people's wounds. Since then, we’ve brought the world new ideas and products that have transformed human health and well-being.

Johnson & Johnson has more than 250 operating companies located in 60 countries around the world, with our Global Headquarters located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Our Family of Companies is organized into several business segments composed of franchises and therapeutic categories. For more information, please refer to the Fast Facts page on the Johnson & Johnson website.

We also recommend that you visit the Our Stories section of for interesting stories about Johnson & Johnson today. For more information about how Johnson & Johnson was founded and has grown into a multinational healthcare leader, visit

Our Credo
The values that guide our decision-making are spelled out in Our Credo. Put simply, Our Credo challenges us to put the needs and well-being of the patients and customers we serve first. It was created in 1943, long before anyone ever heard the term “corporate social responsibility.”

For more information, visit the Our Credo section of our website.

Investor Relations and Financial Information
If you are interested in the Company’s financial information or you have questions about shareholder issues, please visit the Investors section of our website for information such as our recent news releases, comprehensive financial reports, SEC filings, stock information, etc.

Annual Report and Year in Review
Our Annual Report reviews the Company’s business performance and provides the Chairman’s view on the business strategy and plans for growth. Our digital Year in Review highlights stories about how our products have made a difference in our customers’ lives.

Business Conduct and Corporate Governance
The values embodied in Our Credo guide the actions of the people of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies at all levels and in all parts of the world. They have done so for more than 70 years. These Credo values extend to our accounting and financial reporting responsibilities.

Our management is responsible for timely, accurate, reliable and objective financial statements and related information.

Here are some links that we believe can help you better understand our corporate governance, strategic principles and business conduct.

Health for Humanity Report
In our 2017 Health for Humanity Report, you can read about our 2020 Goals in three key focus areas: People, Places and Practices. These goals build on our work to advance global health and the front-line healthcare worker; steward a healthy environment; increase sustainability among our suppliers; foster the most engaged, health-conscious and safe employees in the world; advance community wellness; enhance outcome measurement in philanthropy; and increase transparency and collaboration.

You can view other information regarding our work in this area on the Citizenship & Sustainability Reporting section of our website.

Global Community Impact
For more than 100 years, Johnson & Johnson has provided assistance to people around the world through our philanthropic efforts. We work with hundreds of partners worldwide as we strive to make life-changing, long-term differences in human health. Our Global Community Impact programs focus on saving and improving the lives of women and children, building the skills of people who serve community health needs, and preventing diseases and reducing stigma and disability in underserved communities where Johnson & Johnson has high potential for impact.

Global Public Health
Our Global Public Health efforts focus on solving complex global health challenges in several key areas that include HIV, tuberculosis and maternal/newborn/child health. We combine our expertise in research and development, access to care and advocacy to advance health around the world.

Learn more about our commitment to caring by visiting the Our Social Impact section of the Johnson & Johnson website.

Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is a central part of the culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. It is key to our employees’ passion for improving the health and well-being of people the world over. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring richness to our work environments. To find out more about diversity practices at Johnson & Johnson, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website.

Keeping In Touch With Johnson & Johnson
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