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Johnson & Johnson: No. 9 in the DiversityInc Top 50

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The healthcare giant has strong diversity leadership under Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky. He is the executive sponsor of two employee resource groups: the Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Veteran’s Leadership Council. He meets regularly with resource groups, is a visible proponent of diversity and inclusion, and holds senior executives accountable for diversity results.

The diversity-and-inclusion strategy is planned and implemented through both the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Human Resources department.

Johnson & Johnson is a longtime leader in promoting and advancing women and also has been at the forefront of the movement to hire and promote veterans.

The company has 13 employee resource groups, with 167 chapters in the United States. That includes groups for employees of Middle Eastern/North African descent. More than 30 percent of employees are members of at least one of these groups.

The company is known for its philanthropy, and its Volunteer Support Program helps employees find volunteer opportunities within a specific location or category. The Matching Gifts Program donates $2 for every $1 an employee contributes to charities that meet specific guidelines.

Johnson & Johnson has a well-developed supplier-diversity program. This includes initiatives aimed at vendors owned by LGBT people, people with disabilities and veterans with disabilities.

The supplier-diversity numbers are audited and are reported to senior leadership on a monthly basis. Ninety percent of diverse vendors were retained in the last year. The company clearly communicates the value it puts on supplier diversity and has sophisticated metrics to assess success, including percent of spend in each of 15 commodity categories compared with best in class.

Supplier diversity is included in requests for proposals (RFPs) and 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.”


Anthony Carter
Chief Diversity Officer

“The diversity of our workforce and the contributions our associates create a heightened focus on innovation, changes in the marketplace and the demands put on us to develop products that enhance and extend human life.”



Peter Fasolo
Vice President, Global 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: 134,845

U.S. Employees: 36,186

• In top 10 for 5 of last 6 years

• Long-time leader in recruiting, promoting women


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  • No. 9 Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity


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