Johnson & Johnson Releases 2020 Health for Humanity Report Highlighting Performance and Progress on Environmental, Social and Governance Priorities

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 9, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today published the 2020 Health for Humanity Report (Report), which serves as the Company’s annual disclosure on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and illustrates progress toward fulfilling its corporate purpose to change the trajectory of health for humanity. The Report documents the Company’s performance and provides information on how the Company generates long-term social, environmental and economic value for all stakeholders; provides an accounting of the final year of progress against the Johnson &Johnson Health for Humanity 2020 Goals and U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Commitment; and details new Health for Humanity 2025 Goals.“As our world continues to grapple with concurrent and converging health crises, the need to prioritize public health as the foundation for a thriving global economy and society has never been more urgent or more clear,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson &Johnson. “While our company has been taking on the world’s biggest health challenges for over a century and we are proud of the incredible progress against the 2020 Goals detailed in this year’s Report, we know we must continue to invest in sustainable ways to bring life-enhancing healthcare products and solutions to everyone, everywhere.”Highlights from the Report include: Our COVID-19 Response EffortsAn overvie...
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