The original, still operative, credo was personally crafted by a Johnson founding family member in 1943. In somewhat pedestrian terms it spells out the company’s responsibility to run its business fairly and competently (and profitably), but it also foreshadows John Anderson’s vision for companies that are fully engaged in community well being. The Credo states, “We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well…We must encourage civic improvements and better health and education…We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.”
As a key player in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Johnson & Johnson understands the responsibility they have when it comes to providing safe products to their consumers, as the risks tied to faulty products within this industry are particularly sensitive.”
• A long history of recognition and awards has positioned Johnson & Johnson as a brand that represents commitment to transparency and consumer protection.
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Although Johnson and Johnson has dark spots in its past, clearly through their bright actions and positive impact, the company recognizes that in order in continue to be successful, ethical practices must be a priority.
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On the Johnson and Johnson corporate website, they state that:
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• “Our Credo challenges us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first.
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1924: Johnson and Johnson expand overseas in the United Kingdom.
1930-1931: Johnson and Johnson expands company to Mexico, South Africa and Australia
1931: Johnson and Johnson creates the first prescription contraceptive gel, the beginning of its family planning products
1932: Robert Wood Johnson II, son of co-founder, takes over leadership role of the company and transforms the organization global superpower
1937: Company expands to Brazil and Argentina
1944: Johnson and Johnson grow bigger and with more publicity, with a listing on the New York stock exchange
1957: Johnson and Johnson expands to India
1959: Johnson and Johnson create Tylenol, the first ever prescription aspirin pain reliever on the market.
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The company has also strongly supported nonprofit organizations involved in advancing alternatives to animal research and was one of the first corporations to put in place the “3 Rs” principle of animal use: replacement (of animals used), refinement and reduction (in the numbers of animals used).
• Johnson & Johnson has always been ahead of the CSR and ethics trend, beginning with the efforts taken when faced with a massive Tylenol recall in the early 80’s.