Since 1998, we have consistently strengthened our dedicated Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion program, engaged a wide range of suppliers and helped them grow with Johnson & Johnson. By further developing supplier diversity, we continue to drive equitable outcomes and better reflect the patients and customers who benefit from our products.

A key measure of our progress to advance supplier diversity is our total Global Impact Spend, representing addressable spend with small and diverse suppliers both on an absolute basis and as a proportion of our total addressable procurement spend. Global Impact Spend is also reflected in Johnson & Johnson’s Health for Humanity 2025 Goals (see section: DEI in Context).

Did you know?

In 2022, Johnson & Johnson achieved $3 billion procurement spend with Tier 1 diverse suppliers globally for the first time.

Global Impact Spend in 2022 by the Numbers

$ 5.88 Billion

total Global Impact Spend

13 % Increase

in Global Impact Spend in 2022 compared to 2021

52 % Increase

in spend with Tier 1 LGBT-owned business globally compared to 2021

$ 2.9 Billion

with small business suppliers in the U.S.

9 % Increase

in spend with U.S. Tier 1 women-owned businesses compared to 2021

$ 259 Million

spend with veteran- and disabled-veteran-owned businesses globally

$ 537 Million

with Tier 1 diverse suppliers in international markets

10 % Increase

in spend with U.S. Tier 1 Black- and Hispanic-owned businesses compared to 2021

18 % Increase

in spend with Tier 1 minority-owned businesses globally compared to 2021

For full details of our diverse spend in the U.S. and globally, click here

We rely heavily on our collaborative relationships with more than 30 advocacy organizations globally that support certified minority-, women-, LGBTQIA+-, disabled-, veteran- and disabled-veteran-owned companies, as well as social enterprises.

In 2022, new engagements to build small and diverse supplier capabilities and facilitate access to new business opportunities included:

  • Sponsoring the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Certificate of Excellence program to strengthen diverse supplier selection in corporations and help minority business enterprises (MBEs) compete in a global environment. Johnson & Johnson leaders also engaged with the program, delivering sessions on key topics for business owners and serving as coaches to the participants.
  • Sponsoring two cohorts with nearly 50 women in the Women’s Business Enterprise Council of Metro NY and Greater DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) Amplify program which engages and supports women of color in scaling their businesses, enhancing their ability to serve corporate clients.
  • Becoming a founding sponsor of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance’s (DMSCA) Foundation, enabling the expansion of DMSCA educational programs to integrate capability building in digitization to their development programming for diverse supply chain suppliers.
Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to DMSCA has been foundational in its development growth and global recognition as a thought leader in small to mid-sized manufacturing development support. Without Johnson & Johnson’s continuous support, our development would not have been possible.

David Burton

Founder and CEO, DMSCA

  • To support the development of minority-owned supplier advocacy in Europe, Johnson & Johnson became a founding member of the European Supplier Diversity Project (ESDP), including sponsoring research that documents why an increasingly diverse Europe needs equality in procurement for ethnic minority entrepreneurs. This initiative, led by Minority Supplier Development UK, aims to enable minority- and migrant-owned businesses to certify and access opportunities in corporate supply chains.

Did you know?

For the 12th consecutive year, Johnson & Johnson maintained membership in the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a group of companies that advance best practices for with certified minority-, women-, veteran-, LGBTQIA+- and disability-owned businesses.

Leveraging Supplier Partnerships to Drive Impact

In 2022, Johnson & Johnson’s suppliers delivered $649.6 million in Tier 2 diverse spend, reflecting an increase of 28% over the prior year. Our Tier 2 expansion strategy enables us to increase our global economic impact by ensuring our suppliers are engaging and contracting with diverse businesses.

We extended our reach by engaging with suppliers to advance DEI initiatives such as our collaboration with American Express and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), established to capture spending with women business enterprises (WBEs) by Johnson & Johnson travelers, bringing visibility to those businesses. We also co-developed a Women’s Empowerment program with Sodexo, focused on ensuring women have equal professional access and growth opportunities in the EMEA and APAC regions.

Selected Recognition of Our Leadership in Supplier Diversity in 2022

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National Minority Supplier Development Council 2022 Forefront 50: Top Corporations for Minority-Owned Businesses

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National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 2022 ERG of the Year

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WEConnect International 2022 Global Champion of the Year for Women-Owned Businesses out of the U.S.

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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council America’s Top Corporations of the Year for Women’s Business Enterprises (6th time Platinum)