“A giant step towards a world where a healthy mind, body and environment is within reach for everyone, everywhere.”
This is our partner Johnson & Johnson’s promise for 2030. It’s ambitious, but our friends at Johnson & Johnson are investing people, resources and their best innovation efforts to do their part for our world.
During UN General Assembly Week, the company reiterated its commitment to global health as it brought together employees, partners and young leaders to present plans to further impact the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or global goals.
It’s inspiring to see a company so passionate about making the world a better place, particularly for mothers and children around the world. Working alongside partners on the frontlines of care, the company set – and exceeded – its previous commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with Every Women Every Child (EWEC), improving the lives of over 400 million women and children over the five-year timeframe.
For the SDGs, Johnson & Johnson is dedicating its expertise, ideas, and ingenuity to catalyze efforts to achieve SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, which is at the heart of the SDGs and the core of the company’s business. The company’s efforts will exemplify the importance of Goal 5: Gender Equality, and will be founded in the principles of Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.
To achieve these goals, the company plans to catalyze efforts in five areas where they are uniquely positioned to create sustainable and scalable impact:
Women’s & Children’s Health
J&J’s vision: A world where every woman and child survives and has the opportunity for a healthy future.
JNJ’s 5-year target: 60 million women and children will have received support and tools to enable a healthy future.
Global Disease Challenges
J&J’s vision: A world where innovations and holistic health solutions prevent, control and eliminate global disease challenges and epidemics.
J&J’s 5-year target: 175 million individuals will have benefited from J&J solutions that prevent, control and eliminate global diseases.
J&J’s vision: A world where the current and future healthcare workforce has the necessary competencies to deliver high quality health care.
J&J’s 5-year target: 650,000 health workers will have received training to better deliver quality health care.
J&J’s vision: A world where safe, essential and timely surgical care can be accessed by all to save lives, prevent disability, promote economic growth, and reduce social marginalization.
J&J’s 5-year target: 50 million people will have had access to safe, essential, and timely surgical care.
J&J’s vision: A world where the places we live, work and play are healthier for the people who share them.
J&J’s 5-year target: The 1 billion people we touch every day inspire our action and will benefit from our improvements to the sustainability of our business, products and solutions.
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Lead photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID