The Goals Database
We continuously explore opportunities to reduce environmental impacts of our packaging by focusing on the following:
Reducing material use by decreasing packaging size, weight or thickness; Using packaging materials with more recycled content; Designing for recyclability by selecting materials that are already widely recycled in the given market; Purchasing responsibly sourced packaging materials; Influencing recycling rates by raising consumer and customer awareness.
Responsible Fiber Sourcing
All new J&J products or new J&J building designs seek a preference for post-consumer recycled (PCR) content and Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified materials. We also accept other national certification schemes under the framework of international forest management certification standards, such as the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Forest products supply chains will be confirmed to be “deforestation free” as soon as possible and no later than 2020.
Eliminate Unfavorable Materials
We are committed to using a systematic approach to energy management that incorporates the following:
- Driving energy efficiency improvements in all of our operations
- Constructing highly efficient new buildings
- Improving the efficiency of our transportation needs.
Manufacturing / Operational Waste
We have been systematically reducing the amount of raw material we use and finding alternatives to landfill disposal for our waste streams, with goals in place since 2005 to reduce the amount of waste we dispose. These efforts continue, and go one step further as we work to increase waste diversion rates from our manufacturing processes.
Improving Recovery Infrastructure
2020 Goals: In three other markets [besides U.S., UK, France, Germany, Canada] where recycling infrastructure is less mature engage in partnerships to advocate material recovery and recycling efforts.
In addition, in the United States, we continue to support the Closed Loop Fund, a social impact fund dedicated to improving recycling infrastructure and increasing the recycling of products and packaging.
Design For Recovery
2020 Goals: Increase the recyclability of our Consumer product packaging to 90+ percent (on a weight basis) via design and partnerships in five key markets where mature recycling infrastructure exists (U.S., UK, France, Germany, Canada).
We continue to help increase consumer recycling of personal care products through our CARE TO RECYCLE® program, which aims to increase consumer awareness of the recyclability of personal care product packaging, and ultimately increase recycling of those items.