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Academia and Healthcare unite to stimulate sustainability learning and action


At Johnson & Johnson, we know that healthy people need a healthy planet.

With our reach, expertise, and convening power, we have a unique opportunity to look beyond our own operations to support, partner, and take action to positively impact planetary health.

In a recent collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW School of Life Sciences, we explored both progress and ways of improving sustainability action in healthcare. As part of this initiative, participants from the university, undertaking the “Health and Environment” Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) visited our Zuchwil site.

During their visit, participants gained insights into Johnson & Johnson's global and local sustainability initiatives. They had first-hand exposure to sustainability practices and technologies, as well as an introduction to challenges and the opportunity to share their solutions.

Before hearing our approach, two groups brainstormed solutions to presented challenges such as recycling from the operating rooms and reducing CO2 emissions from logistics. The engagement, curiosity, and innovative ideas coming from the participants fostered a collaborative environment where learning and creativity grew. Attendees on both sides not only gained a fresh perspective but also showcased the desire to partner cross-industry to drive positive change towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Our great day with J&J just exemplified that our journey towards health and health systems within planetary boundaries will only succeed through close exchange and mutual learning from each other. Our participants benefited from first-hand insights and could feed back stimulating ideas and new perspectives. A true win-win for all people involved.

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The partnership exemplifies the importance of academia-industry collaboration in driving sustainability. By harnessing collective expertise and fostering dialogue, we can pave the way for a healthier, more sustainable future. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and welcome the participants to the 2025 class to drive this positive change together.

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