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Progress Dashboard 2020

n 2016, Johnson & Johnson made an initial five-year SDG Commitment focused in five areas where the Company was uniquely positioned to create sustainable and scalable impact, and to leverage our strengths. The five areas include health workforce, women’s and children’s health, essential surgery, global disease challenges, and environmental health.

expand Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Through our commitment, we mobilized and inspired employees, consumers, communities and our global network to help improve health globally. While we aim to achieve outcomes in all the Company’s work, the identified targets for our SDG commitment are reflective of the Company’s reach—individuals whose lives are expected to benefit from our combined efforts with our partners. To that end, we developed a measurement-reporting framework that involved the annual tracking of progress toward focus area targets, ensuring accountability of our work. The Company’s initial SDG commitment focused on SDGs 3, 5 and 17.

The cumulative progress reported in the dashboard below is for the 2016 - 2020 timeframe and represents the final report for our initial SDG commitment. We exceeded 4 of the 5 targets across the aspirations of health workforce, essential surgery, global disease challenges and environmental health. We did not fully achieve our target relating to women’s & children’s health due to a change in strategy. Additional detail on our cumulative, five-year efforts through year-end 2020 are included in our full UN Sustainable Development Goals Commitment Progress Scorecard and the external Assurance Statement associated with it. Beginning in 2021, new commitments to the SDGs are reflected within each of our new Health for Humanity 2025 Goals.

Health Workforce

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: Exceeded

Our Impact:

A Pandemic Response Rooted in Community Health Provides a Blueprint for Building Forward

Survey by Mental Health America Shows Dangerous Toll Pandemic is Taking On the Mental Health of Frontline Healthcare Workers

Vula Mobile: On-Demand Specialist Advice
Empowering Health Workers at the Last Mile

Breaking Down Myths and Cultural Barriers
to Save Mothers’ Lives in Rural Indonesia

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Women's & Children’s Health

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: Not Achieved (see note in Progress Scorecard)

Our Impact:

HealthConnect: Improving health and strengthening Health Systems in the time of COVID-19

Sight for Kids: School-Based Comprehensive Eye Health Program in Low Income Settings

Kenya Ministry of Health Recognizes Johnson & Johnson Partnership in Country’s Effort to Achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2022

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Essential Surgery

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.

Status: Exceeded

Our Impact:

MSSI: Improving Surgical Care in Africa

Equipping Surgeons to End Obstetric Fistula

Johnson & Johnson Institute Delivers Training and Education to Healthcare Providers

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Global Disease Challenges

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.

Status: Exceeded

Our Impact:

How a Small Chewable Tablet Is Helping Tackle a Disease That Impacts Nearly 1 Billion Children Globally

New Horizons Collaborative: Addressing Needs of Children Impacted by HIV

As 2030 Deadline Looms We Must Accelerate
Progress Against TB

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Environmental Health

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: Exceeded

Our Impact:

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Commits $800 Million Through 2030 to Make Its Products More Sustainable for a Healthier Planet

Johnson & Johnson Earns the #3 Spot on the 2020 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 List

Johnson & Johnson Partners with the C40 Cities
Climate Leadership Group

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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, businesses 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 in our SDG Commitment Progress Scorecard some key information to provide our stakeholders with some insight into the challenges of reporting SDG Goal performance.

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