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Gold Sponsors J&J on supporting CleanMed

Finding balance

As we get excited to explore the opportunities of sustainability in healthcare at CleanMed Europe and network with people passionate about discovering sustainable solutions, I wanted to offer some insight into why Johnson & Johnson is honoured and proud to be a gold sponsor.  This year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of Our Credo, a foundation to the way Johnson & Johnson conducts business.  The Credo outlines our responsibilities to various groups of stakeholders and guides our behaviour.  Although written in 1943 it has citizenship and sustainability as a part of its core, a testament to sustainability being part of our heritage. 

We must be good citizens – support good works and charities and bear our fair share of taxes. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.”- Johnson & Johnson Credo

My hope is that J&J, and the healthcare industry as a whole, can be active participants in the conversation and process of redefining healthcare and healthcare systems for today and for future generations. 

Achieving sustainability in our healthcare systems is by no means a small undertaking.  During a time of economic constraints and shrinking resources, there are global challenges in meeting the needs of the growing middle class, ageing populations and rise of chronic diseases, and increasing demands for access to quality health care.  Though there are no easy solutions, I believe that we should start by looking at healthcare as an investment for societies as opposed to the price tag for treating sickness.  This is an investment that can improve productivity, reduce current and future costs and enhance quality of life.  At Janssen and Johnson & Johnson we are focusing on three areas as we evolve our way of thinking and way of working for the 21st century, through:

  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Prevention

At CleanMed, I will expand more on the above, and look forward to discussing with you how focusing on sustainability in the healthcare system could help us achieve more with fewer and finite resources.  Working along with other organizations, we have a chance to change our healthcare environment in a big way.  The conversation starts now.

Jane Griffiths

Company Group Chairman of Janssen in EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

Jane is speaking at the opening plenary on Tuesday, 17th September