April 21st, 2011
From Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director, Worldwide Health & Safety, Johnson & Johnson
Today marks the 41st annual celebration of Earth Day, a day to celebrate our environment and focus on creating a greener planet.
Here at Johnson & Johnson, we are joining the one billion people around the world celebrating this important day. In my role as a senior director of Worldwide Health and Safety for Johnson & Johnson, I’ve had a firsthand look at our work in product stewardship and sustainability across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. As a large healthcare company, it’s important that we remain committed to reducing our medical waste in the environment.
We’ve done a lot of work in the area of sustainability. Our EARTHWARDS program, established in 2009, encourages product stewardship as well as sustainable product innovation in all of our companies. As of today, we have 16 products given the EARTHWARDS distinction, and we hope to have 60 EARTHWARDS products by 2015.
Across the company, our businesses are working to reduce their environmental impact and improve the health of our planet. Our Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics franchise installed a 1.7 Megawatt solar power array at their headquarters in Raritan, NJ. Our campus of Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen powered up the largest solar power installation in New Jersey last September.