t Johnson & Johnson, we strive to be a leader in the private sector and remain accountable for our work and our promises. That is why we are committed to measuring our progress annually towards the targets outlined in our SDG Commitment. The identified targets in our commitment are reflective of the Company’s reach – individuals whose lives may benefit from our combined public health and social impact efforts across the business and with external partners.
The dashboard below provides a high-level overview on our cumulative, three-year progress through year-end 2018. Additional detail is included in our full SDG Progress Scorecard 2018 and the external Assurance Statement associated with it.
Our Aspiration: A world where the current and future health care workforce has the necessary competencies to deliver high quality health care.
5-Year Target: 650,000 health workers will have received training to better deliver quality health care.
Our Aspiration: A world where every woman and child survives and has the opportunity for a healthy future.
5-Year Target: 60 million women and children will have received support and tools to enable a healthy future.
Our Aspiration: A world where safe, essential and timely surgical care can be accessed by all to save lives, prevent disability, promote economic growth, and reduce social marginalization.
5-Year Target: 50 million people will have had access to safe, essential, and timely surgical care.
Our Aspiration: A world where innovations and holistic health solutions prevent, control and eliminate global disease challenges and epidemics.
5-Year Target: 175 million individuals will have benefited from J&J solutions that prevent, control and eliminate global diseases.
Our Aspiration: A world where all people have healthy places to live, work and play.
5-Year Target: 60 million* citizens living across 30 cities will have benefited from climate and air quality actions that have the potential to positively impact public health.
* When this goal was established, a qualifier was placed on the original target of 100 million citizens living across 30 cities. As noted at the time, those potential figures were to be revised once cities and actions were confirmed with C40 Cities. In 2018, these details were confirmed and the number of potential citizens benefiting was revised to 60 million over the five-year goal.
Challenges of reporting and assuring progress against the SDG goals
Collaboration is at the heart of the SDGs – these ambitious goals cannot be achieved by one party alone but involve governments, business and communities working together to achieve significant sustainability impacts and improvements to peoples’ lives. We believe our commitment to partnership and collaboration helps us to achieve extraordinary results even though quantifying impacts and benefits across many partnerships is complex. We have reported on progress based on the best information we have available, from our operations and those of our partners.