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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      Commodities (if applicable): 0
      "Johnson & Johnson is committed to work to remove commodity-driven deforestation from our global supply chain"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      "Johnson & Johnson has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2013" [...] "The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) (Board Member). We participate in CGF working groups that aim to standardize and advance environmental and social sustainability practices across the consumer goods supply chains"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are critically important to life on Earth. Forests provide a diverse range of resources like oxygen, food and medicine, as well as functions like water purification, climate regulation and mitigation of natural hazards. Forests cover approximately 30% of the land area on Earth, and it is estimated that 300 hundred million people worldwide live in forests while 1.6 billion depend on them for their livelihoods. [...] It has been projected that nearly half of the world’s species of plants, animals and microorganisms may be destroyed or severely threatened over the next 25 years because of deforestation."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Competition
      "Many customer segments of our Consumer Health business have voiced concerns over the carbon footprint and sustainable sourcing of their products. ‘Sustainable sourcing’ can include a number of concerns over climate change impacts such as water scarcity, pollution, environmental practices and deforestation. Failure to effectively communicate technical improvements with consumers, or failure to provide environmentally / climate change-friendly products could cede market space to competitors."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: At least annually to address supply chain related climate issues

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Pulp & Paper
      "J&J’s corporate governance structure is comprised of an external Board of Directors and an internal management leadership group – the Executive Committee. The individual with responsibility for climate-related issues is the Executive Vice President & Chief Global Supply Chain Officer. [...] The WW VP of EHS&S presents updates on the progress towards goals and targets to the STSC at least annually and is also a management attendee invited to every Committee meeting. The Executive Vice President and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer has ultimate approval over climate risk strategy, policies, and release of climate-related information [...] As part of our broader climate strategy, we developed responsible sourcing criteria for commodities that have been linked to deforestation such as our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria and our Wood-Fiber Products Sourcing Criteria"
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions
      "By 2030, achieve carbon neutrality for our operations, going beyond our Science-Based Target to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions 60% from 2016 levels. [...] By 2030, reduce absolute upstream value chain (Scope 3) emissions 20% from 2016 levels." 
  • Commodity score
    46/88
    • Palm oil
      63/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to eliminating deforestation and respecting human rights in its palm oil, palm kernel oil and palm-based derivatives supply chains." [..] "We expect our suppliers to meet the sourcing principles below and to ensure the sources of palm oils are from: 1. A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented; 2. A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology (including High Conservation Value [HCV] [...]; 3. A supplier that ensures the protection of peatlands, HCV areas and HCS forests within its concessions" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own. Achieved 100% certification, through Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification schemes, for the palm oil and palm kernel oil that serves as feedstock to our derivatives, based on 2019 volumes. Approximately, 13% of our palm oil derivatives are RSPO certified through physical supply chains." " These suppliers are expected to ensure the sources of the oils are from: 1. A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented [...] A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology (including High Conservation Value [HCV]".
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own. Achieved 100% certification, through Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification schemes, for the palm oil and palm kernel oil that serves as feedstock to our derivatives, based on 2019 volumes. Approximately, 13% of our palm oil derivatives are RSPO certified through physical supply chains." " These suppliers are expected to ensure the sources of the oils are from: 1. A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented [...] A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology (including High Conservation Value [HCV]".
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own. Achieved 100% certification, through Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification schemes, for the palm oil and palm kernel oil that serves as feedstock to our derivatives, based on 2019 volumes. Approximately, 13% of our palm oil derivatives are RSPO certified through physical supply chains." " These suppliers are expected to ensure the sources of the oils are from: 1. A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented [...] A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology (including High Conservation Value [HCV]".
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Specific sourcing requirements for our suppliers that purchase palm oil, palm kernel oil or ingredients derived from palm and palm kernel oils. These suppliers are expected to ensure the sources of the oils are from: A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented. A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology(including High Conservation Value [HCV] and Free Prior and Informed Consent [FPIC]). A supplier that ensures the protection of peatlands, HCV areas and HCS forests within its concessions."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Specific sourcing requirements for our suppliers that purchase palm oil, palm kernel oil or ingredients derived from palm and palm kernel oils. These suppliers are expected to ensure the sources of the oils are from: A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented. A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology(including High Conservation Value [HCV] and Free Prior and Informed Consent [FPIC]). A supplier that ensures the protection of peatlands, HCV areas and HCS forests within its concessions."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Specific sourcing requirements for our suppliers that purchase palm oil, palm kernel oil or ingredients derived from palm and palm kernel oils. These suppliers are expected to ensure the sources of the oils are from: A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented. A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology(including High Conservation Value [HCV] and Free Prior and Informed Consent [FPIC]). A supplier that ensures the protection of peatlands, HCV areas and HCS forests within its concessions."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Specific sourcing requirements for our suppliers that purchase palm oil, palm kernel oil or ingredients derived from palm and palm kernel oils. These suppliers are expected to ensure the sources of the oils are from: A legal source, preferably from where the principles and criteria of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are met, or where a recognized equivalent certification has been implemented. A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology(including High Conservation Value [HCV] and Free Prior and Informed Consent [FPIC]). A supplier that ensures the protection of peatlands, HCV areas and HCS forests within its concessions."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, no compliance check
            2/4
            "Johnson & Johnson began working with Earthworm Foundation in March 2014 with the aim of increasing our transparency and ensuring that Johnson & Johnson’s suppliers of palm oil derivatives meet our sourcing criteria.  [...] For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Johnson & Johnson began working with Earthworm Foundation in March 2014 with the aim of increasing our transparency and ensuring that Johnson & Johnson’s suppliers of palm oil derivatives meet our sourcing criteria.  [...] For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: partnership with Earthworm Foundation
            "Johnson & Johnson began working with Earthworm Foundation in March 2014 with the aim of increasing our transparency and ensuring that Johnson & Johnson’s suppliers of palm oil derivatives meet our sourcing criteria.  [...] For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Johnson & Johnson began working with Earthworm Foundation in March 2014 with the aim of increasing our transparency and ensuring that Johnson & Johnson’s suppliers of palm oil derivatives meet our sourcing criteria.  [...] For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own."
      • Social Considerations
        13/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to treat people with dignity and respect. As such, they shall: Not engage in any form of human trafficking (for example, by using force, fraud or coercion to subject a person to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery), procure commercial sex acts or use forced labor (forexample, by knowingly providing labor from a person by threats of serious harm to that person or another person); [...] Not discriminate against or harass an individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, HIV status, health status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, marital status or political affiliation; [...] Respect workers’ rights to bargain collectively without unlawful interference; [...] Comply with the Johnson & Johnson Employment of Young Persons Policy". This latter policy states that "The employment of persons under the age of 18 (Young Persons) must comply with the requirements set forth below: No Young Person shall be employed to produce raw materials, finished products or components thereof, or in the provision of services to Johnson & Johnson or to a Johnson & Johnson operating company unless such employment is in compliance with International Labour Organization Conventions".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support
          "Throughout 2019 we maintained our investment in smallholder projects. Through partnerships with Earthworm Foundation’s Rurality Project, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the University of Wageningen, we have worked with smallholder groups across three regions in Indonesia to: • improve palm oil fruit quality; • train farmers on implementing best management practices; • avoid expansion in areas unsuitable according to RSPO Principles & Criteria; • identify other potential commodities as alternative income generators; and • facilitate farmers in obtaining RSPO certification."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to treat people with dignity and respect. As such, they shall:[...] Not discriminate against or harass an individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply? E.g. tier 1, tier 2, tier 3: Tier 3 
          "We expect all our direct suppliers to meet the Johnson & Johnson Responsibility Standards for Suppliers, which details our expectations for supplier business conduct, labor practices, workplace safety and environmental stewardship [...] A plantation that is suitable as defined by the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach methodology (including High Conservation Value [HCV] and Free Prior and Informed Consent [FPIC])"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        34/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. [...] Achieved 100% certification, through Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification schemes, for the palm oil and palm kernel oil that serves as feedstock to our derivatives, based on 2019 volumes. Approximately, 13% of our palm oil derivatives are RSPO certified through physical supply chains."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "In support of this commitment, our ambition is to: -Maintain 100% RSPO certification for the palm oil, palm kernel oil, and palm-based derivatives we purchase"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes, 84%
            "Johnson & Johnson began working with Earthworm Foundation in March 2014 with the aim of increasing our transparency and ensuring that Johnson & Johnson’s suppliers of palm oil derivatives meet our sourcing criteria.  [...] For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit of implementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including: • Increased transparency to mill-level for 84% of our palm oil derivatives volumes from our top suppliers. • Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "For the ingredients Johnson & Johnson purchased in 2019, a total of 65,249 MT of palm oil and palm kernel oil was consumed upstream in our supply chain. For these palm oil derivatives supply chains, we prioritize the implementation of our sourcing criteria with our top suppliers, who together represent at least 85% of this volume. [...] Achieved 100% certification, through Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification schemes, for the palm oil and palm kernel oil that serves as feedstock to our derivatives, based on 2019 volumes. Approximately, 13% of our palm oil derivatives are RSPO certified through physical supply chains."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 100%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
            "In support of this commitment, our ambition is to: -Maintain 100% RSPO certification for the palm oil, palm kernel oil, and palm-based derivatives we purchase"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "We expect our direct suppliers to: • Implement and cascade sourcing principles aligned with our own in their supply chains"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2015
          "We expect our suppliers to meet the sourcing principles below and to ensure the sources of palm oils are from: Areas that have not been cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: WWF Partnership 
          "we have completed the first full year of our multi-year partnerships with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Our work together laid the foundation for advancing innovations in sustainable palm oil production that support forests, wildlife, and long-term community well-being. WWF’s work synthesized existing research to better understand the relationship between human health, tropical forests, and the threshold at which forests can no longer recover from degradation. Additionally, WWF is conducting a review of critical landscapes impacted by deforestation that are also ripe for demonstrating the potential health benefits of forest conservation. With this information in hand, we are working with WWF to explore and champion innovations in sustainable landscape initiatives and investments that benefit forests and people."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries, states and localities in which they operate [...] Johnson & Johnson Companies may engage in monitoring activities to confirm a supplier’s compliance to these Standards, including on-site assessments of facilities, use of questionnaires, review of available information or other measures necessary to review supplier’s performance. Johnson & Johnson Companies may disqualify any potential supplier or terminate any relationship with a current supplier that has failed to conform to these Standards."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own mechanism 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          They have a specific "responsible palm oil grievance process" as well as "The Johnson & Johnson Credo Hotline is the grievance mechanism available to all employees and business partners, offering a secure channel for anonymous reporting of suspected concerns or potential violations of our policies or the law." The Credo Hotline webpage contains a link for reporting grievances.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 65249.01 tonnes
          Total volume of 65,249.01 tonnes were reported in their 2019 ACOP report. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the certified volume?: 65,249.01 tonnes
          Total volume of 65,249.01 tonnes were reported in their 2019 ACOP report. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries, states and localities in which they operate. This includes laws and regulations related to ethical business practices, quality, labor and employment practices, as well as health, safety and environmental protection." [...] "Johnson & Johnson Companies may engage in monitoring activities to confirm a supplier’s compliance to these Standards, including on-site assessments of facilities, use of questionnaires, review of available information or other measures necessary to review supplier’s performance."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report direct suppliers; Yes, report indirect suppliers
          4/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes - GPS coordinates

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Honduras, Philippines, Cambodia, Gabon, Thailand, Costa Rica, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Guatemala, Cameroon
          They have a document which is a "List of Johnson & Johnson’s Top Direct Suppliers (by Volume) of Palm-Based Derivatives in 2019" and a "List of Potential Mills Connected to Johnson Johnson Palm-Based Derivatives Supply Chains"
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 85%

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          "We work closely with our direct suppliers to implement our sourcing criteria in their own supply chains. As primarily a derivatives buyer, we are multiple links in the chain away from the original source of palm oil and palm kernel oil that serve as feedstocks for what will eventually become an ingredient in our products. A critical step, therefore, is to engage the suppliers with which we have the greatest volumes to adopt their own sourcing criteria, which they in turn may cascade up the supply chain. [...] We monitor supplier and producer performance to verify conformance to our responsible palm oil sourcing criteria using a wide range of technologies and partners. Central to this is our work with EF to gain access to source information that our suppliers deem sensitive and confidential. There are also instances where we may pilot and support technology solutions to gather data and risk assess sources in partnership with our suppliers."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with the responsible sourcing criteria

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: monitoring and implementation of an action plan. Type of engagement depends on the influence of J&J

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          "None compliance processes are detailed in - "Johnson & Johnson Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria: Process for Managing Non conformance " [...] "In the rare cases where we have determined high risk or verified non-conformance to our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria, we have engaged those sources in our non-conformance process." [...] "Our primary approach is to engage and give nonconforming producers the opportunity to improve their practices and come into conformance with our sourcing criteria."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      47/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC; RA

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Peat
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to eliminating deforestation and respecting human rights in its wood-fiber product supply chains." "We expect our suppliers to meet the sourcing principles below and to ensure the sources of the wood-fiber products they supply to Johnson & Johnson are: Harvested in a manner that protects high conservation value forests; Not harvested from an area that is being converted to plantation or non-forest use; Not developed on peatland; Not from areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015."; "We are committed to implementing these sourcing criteria for the wood fiber products we purchase by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Indirect suppliers
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to eliminating deforestation and respecting human rights in its wood-fiber product supply chains." "We expect our suppliers to meet the sourcing principles below and to ensure the sources of the wood-fiber products they supply to Johnson & Johnson are: Harvested in a manner that protects high conservation value forests; Not harvested from an area that is being converted to plantation or non-forest use; Not developed on peatland; Not from areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015."; "We are committed to implementing these sourcing criteria for the wood fiber products we purchase by the end of 2020."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to eliminating deforestation and respecting human rights in its wood-fiber product supply chains." "We expect our suppliers to meet the sourcing principles below and to ensure the sources of the wood-fiber products they supply to Johnson & Johnson are: Harvested in a manner that protects high conservation value forests; Not harvested from an area that is being converted to plantation or non-forest use; Not developed on peatland; Not from areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015."; "We are committed to implementing these sourcing criteria for the wood fiber products we purchase by the end of 2020."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to eliminating deforestation and respecting human rights in its wood-fiber product supply chains." "We expect our suppliers to meet the sourcing principles below and to ensure the sources of the wood-fiber products they supply to Johnson & Johnson are: Harvested in a manner that protects high conservation value forests; Not harvested from an area that is being converted to plantation or non-forest use; Not developed on peatland; Not from areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015."; "We are committed to implementing these sourcing criteria for the wood fiber products we purchase by the end of 2020."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to the responsible sourcing of wood-fiber products and removing commodity-driven deforestation and degradation from our supply chain, and to respecting human rights in our business relationships. In support of this commitment, our ambition is to: • Across our business, ensure the paper-based packaging we purchase originates from low-risk sources3 • For our Consumer Health brands, achieve 100% certified4 or post-consumer recycled (PCR) paper and pulp-based packaging5 by year-end 2025"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to the responsible sourcing of wood-fiber products and removing commodity-driven deforestation and degradation from our supply chain, and to respecting human rights in our business relationships. In support of this commitment, our ambition is to: • Across our business, ensure the paper-based packaging we purchase originates from low-risk sources3 • For our Consumer Health brands, achieve 100% certified4 or post-consumer recycled (PCR) paper and pulp-based packaging5 by year-end 2025"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "Johnson & Johnson is committed to the responsible sourcing of wood-fiber products and removing commodity-driven deforestation and degradation from our supply chain, and to respecting human rights in our business relationships. In support of this commitment, our ambition is to: • Across our business, ensure the paper-based packaging we purchase originates from low-risk sources3 • For our Consumer Health brands, achieve 100% certified4 or post-consumer recycled (PCR) paper and pulp-based packaging5 by year-end 2025"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "In 2020, we will continue to partner with Rainforest Alliance to build upon our work together. Our continuous improvement efforts will focus on: [...] Increasing our use of certified material, preferring FSC, and recycled content"[..] This is in relation to the Wood fiber products sourcing criteria "We are committed to implementing these sourcing criteria for the wood fiber products we purchase by the end of 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            "forest-based product categories are in scope: • wood fiber-based product or marketing literature • wood fiber-based packaging • wood fiber-based products [...] for forest-based product categories in scope: [...] We will work with our supply chain to build transparency back to the country of origin, and to confirm the content and characteristics of the materials that we buy." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "forest-based product categories are in scope: • wood fiber-based product or marketing literature • wood fiber-based packaging • wood fiber-based products [...] for forest-based product categories in scope: [...] We will work with our supply chain to build transparency back to the country of origin, and to confirm the content and characteristics of the materials that we buy." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "forest-based product categories are in scope: • wood fiber-based product or marketing literature • wood fiber-based packaging • wood fiber-based products [...] for forest-based product categories in scope: [...] We will work with our supply chain to build transparency back to the country of origin, and to confirm the content and characteristics of the materials that we buy." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "forest-based product categories are in scope: • wood fiber-based product or marketing literature • wood fiber-based packaging • wood fiber-based products [...] for forest-based product categories in scope: [...] We will work with our supply chain to build transparency back to the country of origin, and to confirm the content and characteristics of the materials that we buy." 
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to treat people withdignity and respect. As such, they shall: Not engage in any form of human trafficking (for example, by using force,fraud or coercion to subject a person to involuntary servitude, peonage, debtbondage or slavery), procure commercial sex acts or use forced labor (forexample, by knowingly providing labor from a person by threats of serious harmto that person or another person); [...] Not discriminate against or harass an individual on the basis of race, color,religion, gender, pregnancy, HIV status, health status, sexual orientation,national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, marital status or politicalaffiliation; [...] Respect workers’ rights to bargain collectively without unlawful interference; [...] Comply with the Johnson & Johnson Employment of Young Persons Policy". This latter policy states that "The employment of persons under the age of 18 (Young Persons) must comply with the requirements setforth below: No Young Person shall be employed to produce raw materials, finished products or componentsthereof, or in the provision of services to Johnson & Johnson or to a Johnson & Johnson operatingcompany unless such employment is in compliance with International Labour OrganizationConventions".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to treat people with dignity and respect. As such, they shall:[...] Not discriminate against or harass an individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Harvested in a manner that respects human rights and traditional rights, including a commitment to secure the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for activities that may affect indigenous people’s and local community rights, land, resources and livelihoods."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        22/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "In 2019, in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance, we achieved the following: [...] Validated that nearly 50% of our in-scope volume is either Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)certified, The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified, or 100% recycled content."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "While our sourcing criteria apply to all wood-fiber products that we buy, we take a risk-based approach to building transparency and verifying conformance. Based on volume, we focus our due diligence efforts on the paper-based packaging that we purchase directly [...] We prioritize implementation of our sourcing criteria with our largest cartons, corrugates, and leaflets suppliers by spend. In total, our 2019 supply chain risk assessment accounted for more than 90% of our global, direct spend on these materials and 90,134 MT of material [...] In 2019, in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance, we achieved the following: validated that nearly 50% of our in-scope volume is either Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, or 100% recycled content. [...] In 2020, we will continue to partner with Rainforest Alliance to build upon our work together. Our continuous improvement efforts will focus on: [...] Increasing our use of certified material, preferring FSC, and recycled content"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: yes (cartons, corrugates and leaflets)
            "In 2019, in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance, we achieved the following: [...] Confirmed that more than 85% our spend with cartons, corrugates, and leaflets suppliers is either transparent to country of origin or recycled content"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC 

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC
            "In 2019, in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance, we achieved the following: [...] Validated that nearly 50% of our in-scope volume is either Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)certified, The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified, or 100% recycled content."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC certified

            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: Not specified

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC
            "While our sourcing criteria apply to all wood-fiber products that we buy, we take a risk-based approach to building transparency and verifying conformance. Based on volume, we focus our due diligence efforts on the paper-based packaging that we purchase directly [...] We prioritize implementation of our sourcing criteria with our largest cartons, corrugates, and leaflets suppliers by spend. In total, our 2019 supply chain risk assessment accounted for more than 90% of our global, direct spend on these materials and 90,134 MT of material [...] In 2019, in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance, we achieved the following: validated that nearly 50% of our in-scope volume is either Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, or 100% recycled content. [...] In 2020, we will continue to partner with Rainforest Alliance to build upon our work together. Our continuous improvement efforts will focus on: [...] Increasing our use of certified material, preferring FSC, and recycled content"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: Rainforest alliance
            "In addition, for forest-based product categories in scope: • We will prioritize high-risk supply chains, defined through a baseline assessment, for additional verification and—together with our partner, Rainforest Alliance—conduct visits, when needed, to confirm conformance with our expectations."; "In 2019, in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance, we achieved the following: [...] Confirmed that more than 85% our spend with cartons, corrugates, and leaflets suppliers is either transparent to country of origin or recycled content."
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 31 December 2015
          "We expect our suppliers to meet the sourcing principles below and to ensure the sources of the wood-fiber products they supply to Johnson & Johnson are:[...] Not from areas cleared of natural forest after December 31, 2015."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
           "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries, states and localities in which they operate [...] Johnson & Johnson Companies may engage in monitoring activities to confirm a supplier’s compliance to these Standards, including on-site assessments of facilities, use of questionnaires, review of available information or other measures necessary to review supplier’s performance. Johnson & Johnson Companies may disqualify any potential supplier or terminate any relationship with a current supplier that has failed to conform to these Standards."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "The Johnson & Johnson Our Credo Integrity Line is the grievance mechanism available to all employees and business partners, offering a secure channel for anonymous reporting of suspected concerns or potential violations of our policies or the law."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What is the certified volume?: 50%
          "Scope: Our sourcing criteria apply to the following wood-fiber-based products: packaging product materials marketing literature office paper furniture construction materials" In 2019, with the RA they "Validated that nearly 50% of our in-scope volume is either Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified, or 100% recycled content."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights; Yes, company discloses how many land developments or site acquisitions, by either itself or its suppliers, indicated the use of FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights; Yes, company discloses how many land developments or site acquisitions, by either itself or its suppliers, indicated the use of FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities
          4/4
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries, states and localities in which they operate. This includes laws and regulations related to ethical business practices, quality, labor and employment practices, as well as health, safety and environmental protection." [...] "Johnson & Johnson Companies may engage in monitoring activities to confirm a supplier’s compliance to these Standards, including on-site assessments of facilities, use of questionnaires, review of available information or other measures necessary to review supplier’s performance."; "For these materials, we conduct an annual supplier risk assessment to maintain supply chain transparency, validate supplier product claims and verify conformance to our sourcing principles and commitments. To implement the risk assessment, we partner with Rainforest Alliance." - FPIC is in their sourcing principles.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually 
          "Forest Products Scope and Sourcing Criteria Materiality and risk assessments determine our in-scope suppliers to ensure we focus our efforts in a manner that produces the greatest gains. This prioritization exercise also enables Johnson & Johnson to engage quickly with suppliers and sources that would benefit from near-term intervention [...] To verify conformance with these sourcing principles, we prefer Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)- certified material. Other relevant third-party certifications or verifications will be accepted as risk mitigation tools; however, conformance with our sourcing principles may not be guaranteed. In some cases, additional verification may be required." [....] We will prioritize high-risk supply chains, defined through a baseline assessment, for additional verification and—together with our partner, Rainforest Alliance—conduct visits, when needed, to confirm conformance with our expectations." [...] "For these materials, we conduct an annual supplier risk assessment to maintain supply chain transparency" 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers with a time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: action plan support

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance 
          "We will prioritize high-risk supply chains, defined through a baseline assessment, for additional verification and—together with our partner, Rainforest Alliance—conduct visits, when needed, to confirm conformance with our expectations. [...] If non-conforming sources are verified, it is expected that a time-bound action plan, approved by Johnson & Johnson and our direct supplier, will be developed swiftly and put into action. Progress will be reviewed regularly."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      11/88
      • Commitment Strength
        0/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to treat people withdignity and respect. As such, they shall: Not engage in any form of human trafficking (for example, by using force,fraud or coercion to subject a person to involuntary servitude, peonage, debtbondage or slavery), procure commercial sex acts or use forced labor (forexample, by knowingly providing labor from a person by threats of serious harmto that person or another person); [...] Not discriminate against or harass an individual on the basis of race, color,religion, gender, pregnancy, HIV status, health status, sexual orientation,national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, marital status or politicalaffiliation; [...] Respect workers’ rights to bargain collectively without unlawful interference; [...] Comply with the Johnson & Johnson Employment of Young Persons Policy". This latter policy states that "The employment of persons under the age of 18 (Young Persons) must comply with the requirements setforth below: No Young Person shall be employed to produce raw materials, finished products or componentsthereof, or in the provision of services to Johnson & Johnson or to a Johnson & Johnson operatingcompany unless such employment is in compliance with International Labour OrganizationConventions".
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to treat people with dignity and respect. As such, they shall:[...] Not discriminate against or harass an individual on the basis of race, color, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries, states and localities in which they operate [...] Johnson & Johnson Companies may engage in monitoring activities to confirm a supplier’s compliance to these Standards, including on-site assessments of facilities, use of questionnaires, review of available information or other measures necessary to review supplier’s performance. Johnson & Johnson Companies may disqualify any potential supplier or terminate any relationship with a current supplier that has failed to conform to these Standards."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "The Johnson & Johnson Our Credo Integrity Line is the grievance mechanism available to all employees and business partners, offering a secure channel for anonymous reporting of suspected concerns or potential violations of our policies or the law."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "Suppliers to Johnson & Johnson Companies are expected to operate in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries, states and localities in which they operate. This includes laws and regulations related to ethical business practices, quality, labor and employment practices, as well as health, safety and environmental protection." [...] "Johnson & Johnson Companies may engage in monitoring activities to confirm a supplier’s compliance to these Standards, including on-site assessments of facilities, use of questionnaires, review of available information or other measures necessary to review supplier’s performance."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    13/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    24/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    10/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Johnson & Johnson is a global family of companies manufacturing medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare products. Its consumer range contains well-known beauty brands such as Aveeno, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear and Le Petit Marseillais. Amongst its soaps, shampoos, lotions and creams, Johnson & Johnson uses palm oil derivatives as emollients and emulsifiers. Johnson & Johnson is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to soy.

Sector
Industry sector 
Cosmetics, Personal care
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Aveeno, Benylin, Calpol, Carefree, Clean and Clear, Dr CI:LABO, Johnsons, Johnsons Baby, Listerine, Neutrogena, Nicorette, Sudafed, Neostrata, Exuviance, dabao, Regaine, Rogaine

How we assess the Forest 500

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