For more than 20 years Johnson & Johnson, through its commitment to the health and well-being of vulnerable communities, has been a key partner to the US Fund for UNICEF.
The company’s philanthropy is inspired by its credo: “Responsibility to the local communities in which its employees live and work, and to the global community of which we are all a part.” Penned in 1943 by Robert Wood Johnson, former chairman and son of one of the company’s founders, the corporate credo serves as a guiding philosophy, outlining responsibilities to customers, employees, communities, and shareholders.
The philanthropic mission of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies focuses on making life-changing, long-term differences in human health in three strategic areas:
Over the past 20 years, Johnson & Johnson has supported UNICEF through philanthropic grants, employee giving, and product donations. In the past five years alone, Johnson & Johnson and its employees have contributed more than $6 million in support of maternal and newborn health programs around the world.
Preventing Maternal and Infant Mortality
Johnson & Johnson is a key partner in providing both systemic and emergency support to UNICEF’s work on behalf of women and children’s health and well being. Most recently, the company provided life-saving aid to support maternal and child health in earthquake-affected areas of China, and to the estimated 1.65 million displaced people living in Pakistan. Johnson & Johnson provides long-term support to mothers and infants through UNICEF’s Home-Based Newborn Care Initiative in India, Pakistan and Nepal that trains community health workers in safe pregnancy, delivery and newborn care techniques. Through UNICEF’s Extended Immunization Program, the company’s support has protected children in Indonesia from preventable childhood diseases, such as tuberculosis, measles, polio, hepatitis B, and whooping cough.