Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (photo)

Message From Our CDEIO

Johnson & Johnson is built on a deep heritage of diversity, equity & inclusion. From the moment our company was founded in 1886with a staff of 14 people, over 50% of whom were womenthe values of DEI have been core to our culture and embedded in Our Credo.

For 137 years, our foundation in DEI has helped us to build a culture of inclusion and belonging, where differences are not only celebrated, but necessary, to innovate and improve health for humanity. The stories in this report demonstrate our commitment to take bold actions to accelerate DEI outcomes across the following four elements of our DEI strategy.

We’re building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Through our teams’ efforts, we are exceeding or on track to achieve our three DEI Health for Humanity 2025 Goals. These goals are key performance indicators of our progress in driving representation of individuals with different perspectives, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences across our global enterprise. In working toward these goals, we have developed a deeper understanding of the unique needs of patients and customers around the world and how best to meet those needs.

We are accelerating a culture of inclusion where every individual belongs. People leaders are held accountable through DEI goals in their annual performance plans. Our 12 Employee Resource Groups continued to grow to more than 26,000 employees who advocate for the communities they represent across all regions. As a result of our efforts, our employee engagement survey shows that 86% of Johnson & Johnson employees feel that the Company provides an inclusive work environment where each employee is considered as an individual.

We aim to achieve equitable access and outcomes for all. Place of birth, gender, color of skin or any other demographics should not determine access to care, quality of care or health outcomes. The Our Race to Health Equity initiative in the United States, which includes investing in community-based care and mental health, is one way that we have worked to address systemic barriers to health care with the goal of eliminating health inequities. Within the Johnson & Johnson Enterprise, we are advancing equity through benefits that meet the unique needs of our employees.

We are driving innovation and growth within our business to serve the needs of our patients, customers, and communities around the world. We advance inclusive research throughout the product development journey and collaborate with a diverse group of healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators to advance solutions.

Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (photo)
Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer
Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (photo)
Wanda Bryant Hope, Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, speaks on a moderated panel during the 2022 Veterans Leadership Council (VLC) Summit.

The impact we have made is thanks to the shared commitment of Johnson & Johnson employees, who truly live into the values of DEI. Our colleagues inspire me every day, and I am so proud of all that we have accomplished together. Let the stories that follow be a reminder of the incredible things that can happen when we embrace a shared purpose and empower employees through a culture of belonging.

I am confident that our work together will continue to fuel progress and innovation for years to come.

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