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Global environmental sustainability

At Johnson & Johnson, we know that healthy people need a healthy planet.

With our reach, expertise and convening power, we are taking action to positively impact planetary health and support the resilience of our business for generations to come.
We understand that environmental impacts are increasingly affecting people’s health and well-being, and that climate change is a global public health threat. We continually strive to improve the environmental footprint of our operations, our products and our value chain. Building on more than two decades of climate action, we are committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity and reducing emissions across our global operations, while also working with our suppliers to do the same. Our ultimate ambition is to reach net zero carbon emissions.

As the world’s largest, most diversified healthcare products company, we also recognize our opportunity to drive positive change on issues that affect the health of the people we serve. Together with like-minded partners, we are working to tackle today’s global health challenges related to human and environmental health—issues like climate change and health equity. Our work is underpinned by our dedicated employees who are passionate about environmental sustainability and seek to make an impact.
A sustainable power plant located on a peninsula surrounded by water
At Johnson & Johnson, we care for the planet like our collective health depends on it … because it does.
Paulette Frank
Chief Sustainability Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Our approach to environmental sustainability

Our environmental sustainability work is aligned with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. Advancing environmental health is key to our vision for a sustainable future and one of three areas where the Company is uniquely positioned to achieve the greatest impact – alongside championing global health equity and empowering our employees. Learn more about our ESG strategy.

Everything we do at Johnson & Johnson is guided by Our Credo, written in 1943 by Robert Wood Johnson, which includes our commitment to “maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.”

Delivering more sustainable products and solutions

We are committed to delivering the highest quality products for patients, doctors and consumers, while continually improving our environmental footprint.

Advancing environmental health equity

As the world’s largest healthcare company, we have a unique opportunity to look beyond our own operations and support people around the world who are experiencing the impacts of climate change on their physical and mental health.

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