Hall of Fame | Johnson & Johnson
Alex GorskyChairman and CEO
“Not only does diversity and inclusion create a better American society, it creates better opportunities for employees, families, communities and companies. That’s why Johnson & Johnson considers diversity and inclusion to be a key strategic business imperative. Bringing together people from a wide range of backgrounds who understand the needs, preferences and values of different communities helps us do a better job of solving complex health challenges — and differentiates us in the market.”
Wanda Bryant HopeChief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
“Our vision for diversity & inclusion at Johnson & Johnson is, “Be Yourself, Change the World.” We strive for that every day by embedding D&I into the way we do business — enabling everyone to contribute their unique perspectives and feel that they belong. This is how we foster the innovations that are the foundation of our growth and success.”
- Johnson & Johnson prioritizes supplier diversity. Its supplier diversity program has existed since 1998, and implements accountability measures at all levels, integration into business processes across 30 spend categories, public commitments and target setting to achieve benchmarks.
- Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has always been an integral theme of the company’s Credo — the values that govern its decision making. The company updated the Credo in 2018 for its 75th anniversary to explicitly make diversity and inclusion a responsibility of all employees. It prioritizes providing an inclusive work environment where each person must be considered as an individual and respecting the diversity and dignity of each employee.
- Johnson & Johnson’s employee resource groups (ERGs) work to expand healthcare awareness and access in communities. For example, its Alliance for Diverse Abilities (ADA) advocated for people with depression on World Mental Health Day in more than 30 countries. It also collaborated with Johnson & Johnson Global Health Services, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and others to create resources on mental health topics.
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From The Company
Johnson & Johnson is honored to have earned a prestigious spot in the Hall of Fame this year. Under the leadership of the company’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Wanda Bryant Hope, D&I at Johnson & Johnson has become a business imperative and the company continues to drive outcomes across ITS three strategic pillars: advancing a culture of inclusion and innovation; building a diverse workforce for the future; and enhancing business performance and reputation.
A key success factor in achieving their D&I priorities is the commitment from Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky, who holds his leaders accountable for integrating D&I into their business strategies, and leverages his role as the Chair of the Governance Committee for the Business Roundtable to partner with other CEOs to advance D&I globally.
Embedded in Johnson & Johnson’s Credo, D&I the responsibility of each employee. Its D&I team continues to partner with key stakeholders across the company to enhance their culture of belonging. The company integrates D&I throughout the talent management spectrum from recruitment, to development, to advancement, and leverages technology to help eliminate gender bias in job descriptions. It also provides training to hiring managers and interviewers to mitigate bias during the interview process.
Ensuring development programs address the needs of all their employees is another key success factor. The company expanded its Enterprise Sponsorship Program for Diverse Talent globally and refreshed its RISE and ASCEND programs focused on developing strong leadership capabilities for high-achieving, diverse talent and accelerating that talent into the leadership pipeline.
In 2019, the company published its inaugural D&I Impact Review, which shares the global stories of employees who make D&I the way we work every day. It also launched the Diversity & Inclusion Honors program to recognize and celebrate Johnson & Johnson employees who harness the power of diversity and inclusion to advance their business strategy and drive innovation.
Johnson & Johnson has made D&I relevant globally across the company. Engaging and understanding the needs of their diverse patients, consumers and customers are top priorities to drive innovation and growth and tackle the challenges presented by the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, shifting demographics and changes in the workplace around the world.
U.S. Headquarters: New Brunswick, N.J.
Global Employees: 130,000
2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: Hall of Fame