To Our Global Community,
At Johnson & Johnson, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is at the heart of how we operate our business. Building on values established in Our Credo, we aim to create an inclusive environment that respects the dignity and diversity of all people and provides everyone with equitable access to healthcare.
Events over the past few years have raised the importance of ensuring health equity and kick-started long overdue conversations about the impact of systemic racism on health outcomes. For this reason, it is imperative that we keep building on the momentum now underway.
It’s been clear from my earliest days at the Company in Spain that when each employee brings their unique background, culture, life experience, and perspective to the table we end up better equipped to solve the world’s most complex health problems. This is why I consider our 144,000 employees our greatest strength when it comes to driving meaningful change.
Our approach to DEI is constantly evolving and growing to anticipate and address society’s needs. I’m proud that we are accelerating our global culture of inclusion to make sure every individual feels that they belong, with a focus on developing deeper insights to understand need at the country level. As part of that effort, we are working to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities and truly understand the needs of patients around the world. We are also focused on driving innovation and growth by seamlessly infusing DEI into our research, development, partnerships, charitable giving, and supplier network.
These are the efforts that will help Johnson & Johnson achieve equitable access and outcomes. By tailoring our tools, resources, and mindsets to meet the unique needs of individuals, we are striving to ensure that each employee has a fair and equitable opportunity to contribute and reach their full potential in the important work that they do for our Company.
DEI is an essential part of our success. As you will see in the stories shared in this report, we continue to make progress. I hope you are inspired by what’s possible when we act with purpose. I look forward to seeing how this momentum accelerates in the years to come.
Chief Executive Officer