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Our History of Caring


Our history & aspirations

Our history brings to light our long-time commitment to taking care of those we touch. Whether we are researching and developing new treatments for disease or meeting goals to reduce our environmental footprint, Johnson & Johnson continues to exceed industry standards by conducting business in a responsible and caring way.

Our milestones over 100 years of caring:

1900: The tradition of providing disaster relief begins with our efforts following the Galveston, Texas hurricane.

1907: The Laurel Club starts giving female employees a place to exercise and organize charitable efforts.

1943: Robert Wood Johnson crafts Our Credo, our framework for sustainability.

1990s: Johnson & Johnson establishes first pollution-prevention goals, sustainability report, and next-generation goals.

2005: The Company sets Healthy Planet 2010 goals, focusing on environmental sustainability.

2010: We established our Healthy Future 2015 goals to focus on healthy people, planet and business. Healthy Future 2015 defines our broadest and boldest sustainability goals yet. It guides us in caring for people around the world, reducing our environmental impact and ensuring the long-term health of our business.

2011-2015: Our current set of enterprise-wide sustainability goals are called Healthy Future 2015, and they:

  • Advance global health through research & development for neglected diseases and affordable access to our medicines
  • Foster the most engaged, health-conscious and safe employees in the world
  • Improve the health of communities
  • Advance measurement in philanthropy
  • Safeguard the planet
  • Partner with suppliers who embrace sustainability
  • Build transparency and greater external collaboration


The following aspirations inspire us and drive us, one step at a time, to fulfill our commitment to a healthy future:

Health & Wellbeing for All

With 9 billion people on the planet by 2050, we will strive to improve the lives of even more people and empower them with information and tools to stay healthy and well.

Healthy Planet: A World Without Waste
In a world of finite resources, we will strive to find ways to do more with less, use more renewable forms of resources and encourage the recovery and reuse of resources.

Healthy Business: Most Trusted Brands
We will work hard every day to earn our consumers’ trust by sharing our stories, listening to and partnering with our stakeholders and inspiring others to join us in CARING FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE™.


The EARTHWARDS® approach embodies our commitment to creating more sustainable products.
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