To Our Global Community,
For 136 years, the values of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our culture at Johnson & Johnson. Our Credo outlines our responsibility to create an inclusive environment and respect the dignity and diversity of all people. While these values have always been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson, DEI matters more to our culture and our business than ever.
The world is changing. Society—our patients, customers, employees, shareholders and the communities we serve—are demanding more from us as an organization, including greater transparency and accountability to accelerate DEI outcomes. Hearing and accepting our responsibility to use our “big for good,” we have evolved our DEI evidence-based strategy to be even more intentional about our commitments and accelerating DEI progress for all.
Our DEI strategy has enabled us to prioritize and invest in the initiatives that drive differentiated outcomes such as building teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, tailoring tools and resources to meet individual needs and improving our systems and processes so everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Over the past year, we have challenged ourselves to new levels of accountability and transparency through our 2025 Health for Humanity Goals, the launch of our DEI Goals for all People Leaders, and more.
Equally important is our commitment to cultivating a sense of belonging within our Company. This means strengthening our inclusive environment that values different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences to drive innovation and help us to solve today’s most pressing health challenges. We create resources and tools to build the inclusive leaders of the future, encouraging empathetic and courageous conversations on the topics presenting our greatest challenges. Our Exploring Our Diversity immersive learning series deepens understanding of the unique journeys of the diverse communities we serve to expand our awareness and empathy for our colleagues, patients, customers, and consumers. Additionally, through Our Race to Health Equity, Johnson & Johnson committed $100 million over the next five years to promote health equity solutions for communities of color in the United States.
In 2022 and beyond, our focus is on advancing our DEI progress by launching an evolved DEI strategy that is expanding our global focus and impact and elevates equity across our talent and business processes. At Johnson & Johnson, our DEI success is the result of the passion and dedication of our employees around the world who make DEI how we work every day.
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer