The Companies that comprise the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies (Johnson & Johnson Companies) hold themselves to high standards that, along with our management philosophy, are embodied in Our Credo. Our Responsibility Standards for Suppliers (the Standards) reflect our internal values and the expectations of external stakeholders, such as customers, regulators, investors and the public. We find business relationships are more productive and effective when they are built on trust, mutual respect and common values, and seek relationships with suppliers who share our vision. We believe that when these guiding principles are followed, both businesses and communities realize economic, social and environmental benefits.
We developed the Standards to assist us with selecting suppliers who operate in a manner consistent with these guiding principles and to support our suppliers in understanding and upholding our expectations. We strive to include elements of these Standards in purchasing contracts and may take steps to assess a supplier’s conformance to them. When appropriate, Johnson & Johnson Companies may work with suppliers to identify agreed upon actions and timelines to achieve improvement. Johnson & Johnson Companies consider progress in meeting these expectations and ongoing performance in their sourcing decisions.
Note: As articulated in the Standards, in addition to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, we expect our suppliers to comply with our Human Trafficking Policy, our Policy on the Employment of Young Persons, and the requirements outlined in our Statement on Conflict Minerals. Given our goals in this area, we fully support the Consumer Goods Forum Priority Industry Principles on Forced Labor: every worker should have freedom of movement; no worker should pay for a job; and no worker should be indebted or coerced to work.