Editor’s Note: On April 10, PFLAG honored Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies with its 2014 Straight for Equality in the Workplace Award. Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky attended the Straight for Equality Gala in New York and accepted the award. You can read his remarks below.
On behalf of the 128,000 men and women of Johnson & Johnson I am proud to accept the 2014 Straight for Equality in the Workplace award given by PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
For over 40 years, PFLAG has been at the forefront of fighting for equality and inclusion, values we believe in deeply at Johnson & Johnson.
Personally, I’m very proud of this as recognition that we are living up to our Credo, a document and the set of beliefs that have acted as a moral GPS system for this organization for over 70 years.
Our Credo defines our responsibility to doctors, nurses, patients, mothers, fathers, consumers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and our employees. Our Credo says of employees, “everyone must be considered as an individual. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit.” I know that these beliefs attracted most of us to this Company and unite all of us in our work every day.