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Our Credo

The values that guide our decision-making are spelled out in our credo. Put simply, our credo challenges us to put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first.

Robert Wood Johnson, Chairman from 1932 to 1963 and a member of the company’s founding family, drafted our credo himself in 1943, just before Johnson & Johnson became a publicly traded company. This was long before anyone ever heard the term "corporate social responsibility". Our credo is more than just a moral compass. We believe it’s a recipe for business success. The fact that Johnson & Johnson is one of only a handful of companies that have flourished through more than a century of change is proof of that.

The full-length version of the credo is available for download here:
Our Credo (PDF, 645 KB)

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