Originally Published by Johnson & Johnson.
Johnson & Johnson today released its 2017 Health for Humanity Report, demonstrating its approach and the considerable progress it has made toward an ambitious social, environmental and governance commitment to advance the Company’s mission to drive better health for all.
Looking across all Johnson & Johnson’s business practices, the Company shares important disclosure about how it supports good health for patients, consumers, employees and local communities on a global scale. The report tracks how Johnson & Johnson is striving to eradicate and prevent disease, reimagine how care is delivered, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of all people around the world.
“Johnson & Johnson works every day to ensure the next generation is healthier than the last,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Johnson. “Our work pushes for healthier societies and serves as a reminder that our job is not yet done. We must continue to raise the bar for ourselves and for the healthcare industry at large, so we can continue to earn our place in people’s hearts and minds everywhere.”
The following reflect 2017 highlights:
Maintaining our commitment to eradicating and preventing disease
- Announced the U.S. FDA approval for JULUCA (dolutegravir and rilpivirine) in November. Developed in collaboration with ViiV Healthcare, JULUCA is the first and only complete, single-pill, two-drug regimen to treat HIV-1 infection.
- Expanded access to a cumulative 37,000 patients in 95 countries for MDR-TB therapy with SIRTURO (bedaquiline) to better meet patients’ needs for new drugs globally.
Reimagining how care is delivered
- Introduced GenH, a new global social venture to bring ideas from more than 54 countries, harness the power of innovators and entrepreneurs to design locally-tailored and globally-relevant solutions for enduring health, and offer mentorship and financial prizes to establish those ventures in countries such as India, Ghana, and Brazil.
- Reached broad expansion of mMitra, a groundbreaking mobile-messaging program in India that sends vital health information to expectant and new moms living in low-income urban communities. The program has been cited by the World Health Organization and others as a global example of a scaled digital health program.
Promoting lifelong health and wellbeing, and environmental health
- Introduced a new global standard for Parental Leave, where our employees across the globe – including countries like Brazil, China, India and Japan – are eligible to take a minimum of eight weeks paid parental leave for birth or adoption.
- Reached 25% electricity use from renewable energy sources across the company and achieved our first-ever carbon-neutral status for our site in Helsingborg, Sweden for all energy sources across manufacturing, R&D and warehouse facilities.