March 22nd, 2010
From Mark Krajnak, Manager, Corporate Communication, Johnson & Johnson
Around the world, the scarcity of water is increasing. This is especially evident in India, where a few months ago I had the opportunity to visit a Johnson & Johnson Consumer manufacturing facility located in Baddi, in the Himachal Pradesh region of India, nearly at the base of the Himalaya Mountains. While there, I got the chance to meet one of my colleagues, Achal Gupta, who is Manager of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) at the facility.
One of the stories in the Johnson & Johnson 2009 Annual Report focuses on Achal, and what he and his colleagues are doing to help conserve water in the region. Achal and the rest of the team work hard at harvesting rain water and runoff from the mountains. The facility also sees to it that every drop of treated water is reused for actions like irrigation and toilet flushing. Their water conservation efforts also extend beyond this facility, as the team collaborates with other companies in the region to share best practices.
It was one thing to hear about what the facility was doing and to see the goals and successes in a Power Point presentation.