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Johnson & Johnson Named One of America’s Top Corporations Supporting Women-Owned Businesses

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Johnson & Johnson is proud to be recognized on the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) 16th annual list of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises, which honors corporations whose supplier diversity programs excel at removing barriers and providing opportunity for growth to women-owned businesses.

WBENC is the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women and is accepted by more than 1,000 of America’s most recognizable brands, including Johnson & Johnson.

2015 is Johnson & Johnson’s eighth consecutive year winning the America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises Award and its tenth year winning since 2000. This is also our first year receiving Platinum Distinction, the award’s highest designation reserved for the Top Quartile of corporations setting the standard for innovative best practices in supporting women’s businesses and their development.

Joanne Obenauf, the owner of WBENC-certified Baldwin & Obenauf Inc., a full-service creative agency that offers its branding, design, and marketing services to Johnson & Johnson, described the support she received through insights, training and invitations to networking events as instrumental to the early growth of her business.

“Johnson and Johnson should be very proud of its culture, its history and its ability to constantly change to meet the global needs of its customers while supporting small and women-owned businesses,” she said.

Jayne Miller, Chairman and CEO of WBENC-certified Turtle & Hughes, an integrated supply solutions company, expressed her appreciation for its steadfast commitment to promoting diversity in its suppliers.

“Innovation is the key to any successful business today. Johnson & Johnson has always been a valued partner and an inspiration,” she said. “As a company, it fosters a spirit of inclusion that enables us to be the best we can be.”

Chief Procurement Officer at Johnson & Johnson, Hans Melotte, views our supplier diversity programs not only as a good business practice, but as a part of Our Credo responsibility to support the communities in which we live.

“At Johnson & Johnson, our commitment to supplier diversity — and women-owned businesses in particular– is ingrained in who we are as a company, and that’s why we are so proud to be recognized by WBENC with their highest honor, the Platinum Award,” said Melotte. “Ensuring that our supplier base reflects the diversity of our consumers and patients means a rich source of fresh ideas and passionate energy that ultimately leads to the kind of innovations that support our mission of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.”

Johnson & Johnson is honored to receive commendation from the women-owned businesses we partner with and recognition from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Congratulations to our world-class Supplier Diversity Program and Procurement and Supply Chain organizations for earning this award and for your commitment to embracing Our Credo-based culture of diversity and inclusion.

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