January 17th, 2014
Update on milestone in formulation of our baby products
Editor’s note: Below is a letter to our customers from Zephanie Jordan, Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs with our Consumer team, which provides context for the current news about a major milestone in our commitment to meet your expectations in the formulation of our baby products.
In 2011, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies started on a journey to enhance our products based on your suggestions. Today, we’re pleased to let you know that we have met our commitment to remove formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and reduce traces of 1,4 dioxane from all of our baby products, everywhere around the world.
We’ve been listening to you, and that’s why we’ve made a public pledge to reduce or eliminate certain ingredients in our baby and beauty products worldwide. We want our beauty and baby care products to reflect your current and future needs, so you will always have complete peace of mind when you bring them into your home.
Over one billion people trust the quality and safety of our products, and maintaining this trust is of paramount importance to us. Every one of our products on the market today is safe and effective when used as directed, and either meets or exceeds government standards, as well as stringent regulations globally, including N.A. and E.U. cosmetic ingredient safety guidelines. Where guidelines differ, we apply whichever standard is stricter.
We understand that earning your trust means more than meeting government safety regulations, and sometimes even more than meeting the highest scientific standards for safety. Trust means gaining your complete confidence in our ingredient selection and decision-making process as a company, and also making your views and concerns a part of this process. That’s why we’ve created a website that brings to life all we do to ensure the quality and safety of every product: Our Safety & Care Commitment.
We’re proud to be the first major company to set and meet this public commitment, and we’ll continue to lead by working with our suppliers and partners to produce the very best products for you and your family. Already, we’ve committed to make further enhancements to our baby products by the end of 2015.
As science advances and your preferences change, we’ll continue to listen to you and earn your trust.
Thank you for choosing Johnson & Johnson.
Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs