We must act quickly and boldly to protect the health of our planet

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As with COVID-19, we must act quickly and boldly to protect the health of our planet – our collective health depends on it!

Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, including climate change, water scarcity, degradation of ecosystems, and the depletion of natural resources. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020, notes that for the first time in the history of the Global Risks Perception Survey, environmental concerns dominate the top long-term risks.

As a global manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson recognises its role in helping to conserve and protect natural resources:

“As a leader in the healthcare industry, we know that human health is inextricably linked to the health of the planet — we can’t have healthy people and communities without a healthy environment. To this end, we are committed to marshalling our expertise, resources and partnerships to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations, our products and our extended supply chain while delivering Better Health for All,” says Paulette Frank, Worldwide Vice President, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability.

 

Johnson & Johnson has been setting public climate goals for over two decades and as a company, Johnson & Johnson is committed to:

  • By 2025, sourcing 100% of its electricity needs from renewable sources.
  • By 2030, achieving carbon neutrality for its operations, going beyond what the science tells us is necessary for the business to contribute towards a 1.5 degree Celsius decarbonisation roadmap.
  • By 2030, reducing absolute upstream Scope 3 emissions 20% from 2016 levels. This builds on the strong history of Johnson & Johnson engaging their suppliers in sustainability – topping the CDP Leader Board for supplier engagement three years in a row. This Scope 3 goal will deliver nearly 2.5 times the carbon footprint reduction compared to that for its own operations.
Wind Turbine DPS Cork Ireland
Wind turbine at Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Synthes Cork, Ireland campus.

Johnson & Johnson’s latest climate goals build on the legacy and achievement of previous efforts, while accelerating action as part of the larger movement by the private sector, along with governments and civil society, to ramp up the ambition and implementation of climate goals during this new UN Decade of Action.


Sources:

https://healthforhumanityreport.jnj.com/environmental-health/climate-resilience

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/science-art-goal-setting-announcing-johnson-johnsons-new-frank/?trackingId=Fs9C0mOMQQujnOQJgz6HlQ%3D%3D

https://www.jnj.com/global-environmental-health/climate-and-energy

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