Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products and provider of related services in three key areas; Consumer, Pharmaceutical and Medical devices and diagnostics. Listed in the Fortune 500, Johnson & Johnson is renowned for its corporate responsibly and consistently ranks at the top of Harris Interactive's National Corporate Reputation Survey. With more than 250 operating companies around the world, Johnson & Johnson employ around 121,000 men and women in 57 countries.
The fundamental objective of Johnson & Johnson is to “provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.” Johnson & Johnson and its operating companies have a presence in most areas of healthcare including allergies, cold and flu, dental, vision, baby care, first aid, oncology, orthopaedics, family planning and hair and skin care. Some brands that will be more recognisable on the shelves are Sinutab, Benadryl, Listermint, Roc, Piz Buin, Neutrogena and Band Aid.
Since its inception in 1843, the key driver for the business has always been its Credo, a single page statement that outlines the commitment and responsibility first and foremost to the people that use their products and services, and to its employees, local and global communities and finally to its shareholders. It is displayed in full in the ‘Credo’ section of this site however the underlying promise is to provide affordable and high quality goods to its customers and fair and sound business environment for the suppliers, to strive to encourage diversity and recognition by merit in the workplace, improve economical and human heath all over the world and as a business to make a sound profit while maintaining responsibility for research, development and any mistakes made in the process.
Johnson and Johnson’s adherence to the ethical principles embodied in this Credo has resulted in numerous awards and accolades over the last 10 years, most recently including a top spot in the “2007 DiversityInc Top 50 companies for Diversity” list, 4th place in Fortune Magazines 2006 Global Most Admired List and was named the “Most Respected Company” in an on-line survey of the world’s largest companies and conducted among investors for Barrons’ in 2006.
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