Johnson & Johnson is a multinational medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods manufacturer headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Fortune 500 conglomerate consists of over 260 companies in more than 60 countries, and its brands include Band-Aid bandages, Tylenol medications, Johnson’s baby products, Neutrogena skin and beauty products, Clean & Clear facial products, and Acuvue contact lenses.
The company is committed to putting the needs of the people it serves first and “caring for the world, one person at a time.” As part of its credo, crafted by Robert Wood Johnson, a former chairman and member of the company’s founding family, the company is particularly focused on serving the communities in which its employees live and work, as well as charities and organizations that advance health and education. The company also embraces scientific research as part of its mission to develop products and ideas that improve peoples’ lives.
Through its philanthropic arm, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Foundation, also known as the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund, the company partners with organizations all over the world to help new mothers and their children survive childbirth, improve the lives of women and children, prevent disease in vulnerable populations, strengthen the health care workforce, and support community programs in the company’s home state of New Jersey.
Its partnerships include a collaboration with ELMA Philanthropies and the US Government designed to help South Africa’s National Department of Health launch MomConnect. MomConnect is a mobile health initiative aimed at helping more women obtain the information and care they need to ensure safe and healthy pregnancy and labor. The company also works abroad with WISER, an organization that addresses the issues of gender inequality in health care, education, and economic opportunity for girls in Kenya by providing full scholarships and toiletries to the girls in the program.
To promote diversity and inclusion within the company, Johnson & Johnson has established 12 Employee Resource Group (ERG)s, the Mentoring Works! mentoring program, and its online Diversity University.
The company’s efforts to embrace its diverse work culture have been recognized by Hispanic Network Magazine, which named Johnson & Johnson a top employer in its “Best of the Best” 2016 issue, and The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), which recognized the company for having the nation's top Latino ERGs during the USHCC’s Fourth Annual Latino ERG Summit and Corporate Challenge.
The company also encourages its employees and retirees to make a difference in their communities through its Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Matching Gifts Program. The company matches and gives two dollars for every dollar an employee contributes to nonprofit organizations of his/her own choosing, up to $10,000.
A longstanding partner of HSF, Johnson & Johnson has provided funding for scholarships and scholar support services since 1981. Most recently, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, provided funding for the 2016 Johnson & Johnson/HSF Scholarship Program. Scholarship support has helped students pay for tuition, books, and other education-related expenses.