t Johnson & Johnson, we believe that health is at the heart of all human development—it enables children to thrive, women to succeed, communities to prosper and countries to rise from poverty. For more than a century, we have been guided by our founding principles of citizenship and Our Credo, which compel us to put people first, be good stewards of the natural resources we share and lead with strong values as a vital member of the communities we live and work in, as well as the world community.
Working alongside our partners on the front lines of care, we exceeded our previous commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), improving the lives of more than 400 million women and children over the five-year time frame. The MDGs significantly improved health outcomes and demonstrated the value of an integrated approach to address inequality.
Building on these achievements and addressing the problems yet to be solved, the United Nations set a new agenda in 2016 through 17 goals for human progress and social impact: The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Johnson & Johnson was among the first private sector companies to announce a commitment toward achieving the SDGs.
We are dedicating our expertise, ideas and ingenuity to catalyze efforts toward achieving SDG 3, Good Health and Well-being, which is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals and the core of our business. Our efforts will demonstrate the importance of Goal 5, Gender Equality, and will be founded in the principles of Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals.