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DiversityInc's 2016 Top 50 Announcement Dinner & Learning Sessions


April 19 | Cipriani Wall Street | New York City


No. 9 | Johnson & Johnson | DiversityInc Top 50


On the list for the ninth year in a row, healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has strong support at the top, especially from Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky.

A strong proponent of veterans and women’s issues, he is the executive sponsor of employee resource groups aimed at those demographics, and holds senior executives accountable for diversity-and-inclusion results.

The company’s values-driven Credo helps attract and retain employees from all demographic groups, and Johnson & Johnson is known globally as an inclusive employer with a supportive workplace.

Johnson & Johnson also has strong cross-cultural-mentoring initiatives, including a custom, web-enabled service called Mentoring Works! that helps people connect with each other.

The company has established the Johnson & Johnson Diversity University, an online resource to help employees build diversity competence “to work collaboratively to meet [their] Credo commitments and business goals.”

Johnson & Johnson is known for its supplier diversity program, which has been in existence since 1998 and includes representation from each of the operating companies. Procurement management compensation is tied to supplier diversity results.


Alex Gorsky
Chairman and CEO

“In a world challenged by the growing complexity of diseases, aging populations, insufficient healthcare delivery and rising costs, it is the diversity of our people compelled by Our Credo that enables us to make positive, measurable differences and help people everywhere live longer, healthier and happier lives.”
Peter Fasolo
Worldwide Vice President, Human Resources

“A focus on diversity makes Johnson & Johnson a better company. Simply, it’s the right thing to do. It’s imperative that we link our talent and diversity strategies with a focus on integrated ways of recruiting, developing and advancing diverse and talented people from across the organization.”


U.S. Headquarters: New Brunswick, N.J.
Global Employees: 132,357
U.S. Employees: 38,179
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 9


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