How is ABIS member Johnson and Johnson creating a new vision of health with its Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 Goals

How is ABIS member Johnson and Johnson creating a new vision of health with its Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 Goals

Since the launch of the Healthy Future 2015 in 2010, Johnson and Johnson have worked to advance global health, increase sustainability among suppliers and advance community wellness. In 2015, with the launch of the Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 they established a more ambitious set of goals which will aims to help more people live healthier lives through ideas generated, products made and good habits created over the years.

These new goals have three key focus areas:

•People: help people to be healthier by providing better access and care in more places around the world.

•Places: make places of living, working and playing heathier by using fewer and smarter resources.

•Practices: team up with partners and employees to further advance the culture of heath and well-being.

Johnson & Johnson was able to achieve over 70 percent of its stated far-reaching Healthy Future 2015 goals. Toplined results from the 2015 Citizenship and Sustainability report include:

•Exceeded goal of increasing on-site renewable and clean-technology energy capacity to 50 megawatts with 54 megawatts either installed or in progress

•Far exceeded goal of 60 Earthwards® recognized products with 80 products

•HIV medicines are now made available in more than 100 countries either at special-effort or reduced pricing, provided local regulatory systems allow import prior to registration

•Met goal of achieving WHO prequalification for several of their products that address diseases of the developing world

•Nearly achieved goal (98 percent) of having all strategic suppliers publicly report sustainability goals

Johnson & Johnson’s new set of Citizenship and Sustainability 2020 Goals represents a shift in how the company measures impact. The company is changing the way it looks at key citizenship and sustainability issues to focus more on material impacts, as opposed to simply targeting incremental reductions or improvements year over year.

In terms of non-financial report, a recently released SustainAbility report, entitled 2016 Global Trends: Impacts for Corporate Leadership identified transparency as one of 12 global sustainability trends shaping the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2016. Since 2014, J&J initiated efforts to expand their public reporting to further satisfy stakeholder interests and reduce the need for questions from various groups that might lead to selective disclosures.

You can read the Johnson and Johnson report here.


Author: Marco Matrisciano (Abis - The Academy of Business in Society)