Diversity at Johnson & Johnson Inc.
Our individual differences make us stronger as a whole.The principles of diversity and inclusion are embodied in Our Credo — which touches the lives of all of our employees. We’re proud of our diverse workforce because it mirrors the communities and world we serve.
Johnson & Johnson has long been committed to supporting equity and diversity in the workplace. As a supplier to the Federal government we have made a commitment to comply with the Employment Equity Act. This program ensures that women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities are fairly represented at all occupational levels within our workforce
Within all of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, our collaborative workplace encourages the insights of people regardless of age, country of origin, language, education, family status, sexual orientation, physical abilities, work and/or communication style, race/ethnicity and religion.
Around the world “we” are considered a champion of diversity and we’re proud of the recognition we receive for our many initiatives.
Our Diversity Vision Statement
Our vision is to maximize diversity and inclusion in order for our employees to succeed and to drive superior business results. Our Diversity Vision Statement cultivates the value we place on diversity. Our vision will be realized by:
- Fostering inclusive cultures that embrace our differences and drive innovation to accelerate growth;
- Achieving skilled, high performance workforces that are reflective of the diverse global marketplace;
- Working with business leaders to identify and establish targeted market opportunities for consumers across diverse demographic segments; and
- Cultivating external relationships with professional, patient and civic groups to support business priorities.
Empowering employees through diversity programs and activities
Throughout our companies, a wealth of programs and activities support our belief that a diverse, inclusive culture is essential to business success. Following is a sampling of these activities
Employee Resource Groups — Employee resource groups are voluntary, employee-driven groups that focus on shared interests and experiences and look to apply those perspectives to initiatives that create value for the enterprise. These groups provide support, networking as well as personal and professional enrichment opportunities for their members such as mentoring, community outreach, supplier diversity, career development and cultural awareness activities.
Diversity University — Open communication and education are the cornerstones of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Diversity University is an online gateway to a wide range of diversity-related resources. Across all of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, employees can access cultural awareness training tools and find country-specific information. Diversity University also provides e-learning courses on subjects such as mentoring, international assignments, leadership and diversity- and inclusion-based development programs.
North America Diversity & Inclusion Council — Our leaders are accountable for our diversity action plan implementation and for establishing an environment that promotes inclusion and success for all employees. The team serves as business catalysts, executing a global diversity strategy that enables Johnson & Johnson to win in the global marketplace. The Presidents Council and the D&I Council consist of representatives from the North America businesses, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, McNeil Nutritionals, Wellness & Prevention, and GFO.
All of our diversity programs reinforce our commitment to fostering a diverse workforce throughout the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies around the world.
Find out more about how we value diversity in our workplaces.