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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Pulp & Paper
      "We are committed to doing our part, in our purchases, our buildings and our products, to help eliminate and/or prevent deforestation."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; New York Declaration on Forests; UN Global Compact
      Johnson & Johnson is a member of the UN Global Compact and the Consumer Goods Forum, and a signatory of the New York Declaration on Forests.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Forests are critically important to life on Earth [...] Given the global value and importance of forests, it is an enormous concern that they face significant threats. Perhaps the most serious threat is deforestation or the removal of a forest or stand of trees followed by conversion of that land for non-forest use. 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
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: "The Committee will meet formally at least three times each fiscal year."

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      "The Science, Technology & Sustainability Committee [...] shall from time to time [...] Review the Company’s policies, programs and practices on environment, health, safety and sustainability." These policies include a zero-deforestation policy.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    42/84
    • Palm oil
      56/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which 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. 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 applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            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]".
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            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]".
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Specific sourcing requirements for our suppliers that purchase palm oil, palm kernel oil or ingredients derivedfrom 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 SustainablePalm 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 itsconcessions."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Specific sourcing requirements for our suppliers that purchase palm oil, palm kernel oil or ingredients derivedfrom 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 SustainablePalm 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 itsconcessions."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed to implementing our sourcing criteria across our top suppliers representing at least 85 percent of our volume by year-end 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/8
          • 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. [...] 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Segment; Product line

            What is the rationale for any exclusion?: only applies to top suppliers and feed stock derivative palm oil
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            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. [...] 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."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "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. [...] 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."
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • 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
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: not specified

          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. In 2019, through the above listed efforts, we impacted over 1,000 smallholder palm oil farmers in key Indonesian palm oil growing regions through our on-going NGO collaborations."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          What percentage/number of new interests/developments/expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: not specified

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: current
          "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])"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            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
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit ofimplementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including:[...] Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, NoExploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own. Achieved 100% certification, through Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificationschemes, for the palm oil and palm kernel oil that serves as feedstock to our derivatives, based on2019 volumes. Approximately, 13% of our palm oil derivatives are RSPO certified through physicalsupply chains."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "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. [...] 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."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO Certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO Certification
            "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: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 13%

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "In partnership with Earthworm Foundation, we continue to achieve year-over-year improvement in pursuit ofimplementing our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria by year-end 2020, including:[...] Verified that 91% of our palm oil derivatives suppliers have No Deforestation, No Peat, NoExploitation (NDPE) policies in place consistent with our own. Achieved 100% certification, through Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificationschemes, for the palm oil and palm kernel oil that serves as feedstock to our derivatives, based on2019 volumes. Approximately, 13% of our palm oil derivatives are RSPO certified through physicalsupply chains."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • 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?: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) partnership
          "Forest partnership: We have completed the first full year of our multi-year partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), whose mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. In the first year of our partnership with WWF, we laid the foundation for advancing innovations in sustainable palm oil production done at a scale that supports forests, wildlife, and long-term community wellbeing."
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Credo Hotline - online form

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "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 non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 16180Tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 68116Tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          Total volume of 84,296.00 tonnes of palm oil were reported in their 2018 ACOP report
        • 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
          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,

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0%

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Yes - GPS coordinates for potential suppliers' mills

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 0 Not specified
          Johnson & Johnson's reports a "List of Johnson & Johnson’s TopDirect Suppliers (by Volume) ofPalm-Based Derivatives in 2019" and a "List of Potential Mills Connected to Johnson Johnson Palm-Based Derviatvies Supply Chains"
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

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

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 85%
          "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: 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          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

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non compliance with the responsible sourcing criteria
          None compliance processes are detailed in - "Johnson & Johnson Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Criteria: Process for Managing Nonconformance " [...] "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
      46/84
      • Commitment Strength
        24/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            Forest products supply chains will be confirmed to be “deforestation free” as soon as possible, and no later than 2020. "We prefer FSC certified and post-consumer recycled content in our wood-fiber based products."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We expect our suppliers to source wood-fiber-based products according to the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) [...]We prefer FSC certified and post-consumer recycled content in our wood-fiber based products."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We expect our suppliers to source wood-fiber-based products according to the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) [...]We prefer FSC certified and post-consumer recycled content in our wood-fiber based products [...] We are committed to implementing these sourcing criteria for the wood fiber products we purchase by the end of 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "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 applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "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"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "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"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "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
          6/8
          • 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
            "We are committed to doing our part, in our purchases, our buildings and our products, to help eliminate and/or prevent deforestation.In order to achieve this commitment, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies will aim to incorporate the following expectations for all new Johnson & Johnson products and all forest-based products purchased, including office paper, paper-based product or marketing literature, paper- based packaging, wood-based furniture and wood building materials:The content and country of origin for all forest-based materials purchased is known."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We are committed to doing our part, in our purchases, our buildings and our products, to help eliminate and/or prevent deforestation.In order to achieve this commitment, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies will aim to incorporate the following expectations for all new Johnson & Johnson products and all forest-based products purchased, including office paper, paper-based product or marketing literature, paper- based packaging, wood-based furniture and wood building materials:The content and country of origin for all forest-based materials purchased is known."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "We are committed to implementing these sourcing criteria for the wood fiber products we purchase by the end of 2020."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • 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; 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "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
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "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
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            "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 eithertransparent to country of origin or recycled content"
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 50%
            "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: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: 0 not specified

            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0 not specified

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

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC Certified
            "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: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 85%

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

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Rainforest Alliance
            "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 eithertransparent to country of origin or recycled content"
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: SupplyShift

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "This year we also brought on a new technology partner, SupplyShift, to help us improve the accuracy and efficiency in our wood-fiber products sourcing. We introduced the SupplyShift platform to suppliers in late 2019 and expect this tool will support noticeable improvements in our annual supply chain assessment."
        • 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
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Credo Hotline - online form

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "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
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified but regularly

          Details of monitoring: Using certification; Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "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."
        • 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: action plan support
          "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 *
      7/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Supply chain includes no indirect soy
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • 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; 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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 commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          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
    18/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    16/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/18
    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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