Johnson & Johnson Launches "Healthy Future 2015," Its Citizenship and Sustainability Goals
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jul. 14 - As 2011 marks the 125th year of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), today the company announced the launch of Healthy Future 2015, a five-year strategic roadmap for its citizenship and sustainability priorities. Healthy Future 2015 encompasses the broadest and boldest goals to date for Johnson & Johnson in both environmental and non-environmental areas.
"Today the world is facing a number of complex social and environmental challenges, from the millions of people around the world who lack access to adequate healthcare and medicines, to the rising global demand for natural resources in the face of a burgeoning population," said William C. Weldon, Chairman, Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. "Whether it's the private, public or nonprofit sector, we must all play a role, preferably in collaboration, to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for generations to come."
Healthy Future 2015 extends the Company's commitment to help address global health needs with goals ranging from targeting affordable access to HIV and TB therapies for populations in some of the least-developed countries of the world, to donating medicines for treating intestinal worms in more than 30 countries where prevalence is high. These targets align with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Company's commitments to date.
As human health and well-being is firmly linked to a healthy planet, environmental stewardship continues to be a core focus area for Johnson & Johnson sustainability. Aggressive absolute reduction targets of CO2 emissions, water usage and waste disposal are supplemented by product stewardship goals that will help the company strive to introduce at least 60 products that meet the company's rigorous sustainability innovation criteria. Suppliers are also being recruited to play their part in achieving Healthy Future 2015 goals.
To provide ongoing transparency on Healthy Future 2015 and other initiatives, Johnson & Johnson has launched a new Responsibility website, www.jnj.com/responsibility, an online portal that covers more than 100 aspects of the Company's citizenship and sustainability commitments and priorities; policies and practices; achievements and challenges; and goals and related performance.
The notion of corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship has been embedded into the Johnson & Johnson culture since 1943 when the Company's Credo was established by its late Chairman Robert Wood Johnson. The Company set its first environmental goal in 1987 and has continued to set and meet a series of long-term targets across a range of environmental areas - including its most recently completed Healthy Planet 2010 Goals, a set of targets focused on carbon reduction, water use, paper and packaging, waste reduction, compliance and external manufacturing, among others.