About This Report
Presented here are the significant social, environmental and economic activities and progress of Johnson & Johnson as of December 2009. This is our seventh report against the triple bottom line of sustainability and our 13th year of reporting environmental progress.
In preparing this report, we considered feedback from our contact mailbox (email@example.com), the social investment community, non-governmental organizations, multiple stakeholders and senior company leadership.
SCOPE AND BOUNDARY
We recognize that this report may not fully satisfy the informational goals of its primary audience, our external stakeholders. We are conducting a materiality assessment that will help us better understand our stakeholders’ interests and guide our communication and our responsibility efforts. Meanwhile, we are creating a website to increase access to information about our responsibility approach and performance. We share progress internally through a variety of other mechanisms, including employee communications and intranet sites.
This report has been informed by the Global Reporting Initiative’s 2006 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3 Guidelines). We have considered environmental, health, safety, social and economic programs and performance. And we have included topics identified as important to our business and industry sector, based on internal and external review and discussions conducted for this purpose. An index with references to G3 indicators appears at the end of this report.
Data and information presented here represent facilities operated by the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, with the exception of environmental data, which reflects only manufacturing and research and development, and carbon dioxide emissions data, which reflects all owned and leased facilities. External manufacturing is not included in any of our data. As we engage further with our supply chain on sustainability topics, additional information on these efforts will be incorporated.
Changes during the reporting period were a result of previously announced restructuring activity as well as acquisitions and divestitures. Divestitures in 2009 did not have a material effect on the Company’s results of operations, cash flows or financial position. For further details about these changes, please see Note 20 (Business Combinations and Divestitures) in our 10-K Annual Report, available on our website at www.investor.jnj.com/governance/sec-filings.cfm.
There have been no significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary or measurement methods applied in this report.
FEEDBACK AND FURTHER INFORMATION
We invite your comments on our sustainability activities and this report. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.