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, four-year progress through year-end 2019. Additional detail is included in our full UN Sustainable Development Goals Commitment Progress Scorecard and the external Assurance Statement associated with it.
Our Aspiration: A world where the current and future healthcare workforce has the necessary competencies to deliver high-quality healthcare.
5-Year Target: 650,000 health workers will have received training to better deliver quality healthcare.
Status: In Progress
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.
Status: Off Track
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 Johnson & Johnson solutions that prevent, control and eliminate global diseases.
• Working to Make HIV History
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.
Status: On Track
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 people’s 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 therefore reported and sought assurance on the progress against the five-year targets that support our SDG goals. We have reported on progress based on the best information we have available, from our operations and those of our partners. However, we recognize that because of the nature of the projects supporting the targets, the data are subject to limitations including estimates, extrapolations and reliance on data and information provided by a broad range of partners we work with to achieve these goals. For certain goals, assumptions are used that could result in an overstatement or understatement of lives benefited when we are trying to quantify performance in challenging environments. We summarize below some key information to provide our stakeholders with some insight into the challenges of reporting SDG goal performance.