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5 Ways We Are Caring for Our Planet

In 2020, we began an ambitious mission to improve people's health while improving the health of the planet. We laid out big, audacious goals and committed $800 million to make them a reality.

Some say it takes a village. We knew it would take a planet to create the kind of change our Healthy Lives Mission sought. So, we re-imagined our approach and enlisted every employee in our organization worldwide. We looked at what we put into our products. And what we didn’t. How we manufactured and packaged them. Even who we could partner with to accelerate and amplify our efforts locally and globally.

Here are five examples of how we are making a difference for people and the planet.

We united with industry leaders to help protect the planet

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We Made Disposable More Sustainable


In Brazil we reimagined our iconic Stayfree® sanitary pads for the consumers of today and beyond with the launch of SEMPRE LIVRE®️ ADAPT PLUS ECO. Made with 80% renewable-sourced materials, 50% less plastic and 100% recyclable packaging, this new, bamboo-covered sanitary pad is a great example of our forest and planet-saving efforts.

Read more about this new, more sustainable product.

We united with industry leaders to help protect the planet

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We United With Industry Leaders To Help Protect The Planet


We joined 39 other cosmetics and personal care companies and professional associations to launch the EcoBeautyScore (EBS) Consortium. This inclusive, global collaboration is focused on meeting consumer demand for greater transparency about the environmental impact of formulas, packaging, and usage of cosmetics products. Together, we will develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetic products to help people make informed, sustainable choices to protect the planet. 

Learn more about the one-of-a-kind collaboration.

we partnered to hit the sustainable packaging bullseye

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We Partnered to Hit the Sustainable Packaging Bullseye


NEUTROGENA® joined the Target Zero sustainable packaging initiative in North America to help drive the collective impact of multiple brands changing consumer behavior together. The program designates which products use packaging that is refillable, reusable, recyclable, reduce the use of plastic, or are made from recycled materials, making it easier for consumers to shop more intelligently and more sustainably. We can’t wait to announce even more brands joining the important mission.

Read more about the partnership.  

we put energy into renewable energy

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We Put Energy into Renewable Electricity


We looked at the impact our manufacturing plants have on the planet and joined the RE100–a global initiative uniting corporations committed to achieving 100% renewable electricity. We set two aggressive goals when we entered:

  • By 2023, all U.S., Canada, and Europe Johnson & Johnson facilities, including several Consumer Health facilities, will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.
  • By 2025, that list will include every Johnson & Johnson facility on Earth.

And the energy we’ve put into our mission is starting to pay off. Our Bangkok, Thailand, and Helsingborg, Sweden facilities recently earned the World Economic Forum’s Lighthouse designation, an honor celebrating sites that maximize efficiency, grow workforces, and, most importantly, protect the planet.

Learn more about our commitment to renewable electricity and energy. 

we got our hands dirty to clean up the world

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We Got Our Hands Dirty to Clean Up the World


On World Cleanup Day, one of the world's biggest civic movements to create a cleaner planet, 242 colleagues from our Central Europe offices rolled up their sleeves and took matters into their own hands. Together, the team filled 272 bags with over 1000 kilograms of trash in just a few hours, showing the power of our people working as one. 

Want to help make the planet a healthier place? Join us and apply through our careers page.