April 15th, 2014
Last week an event several years in the making took place in New York City that is cause for celebration for my Johnson & Johnson colleagues.
On behalf of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, our Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky accepted the Straight for Equality in the Workplace Award from PFLAG, the largest grassroots-based family organization providing support, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies (nearly 200,000 members across 350 communities across the U.S. and abroad).
This award honors Johnson & Johnson for our demonstrated commitment to achieving equality for LGBT people in the workplace by educating and engaging straight allies in creating both policy and culture change. Specifically, the organization recognized the success of Care with PRIDE™, an initiative to prevent bullying and make schools safer for all children, now celebrating its third year.
We are particularly proud of this honor because it is a testament to the commitment we make to Our Credo values, which call on us to respect all employees, and to serve the communities in which we live and work.