Johnson & Johnson manufactures health care products and provides related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. The Company sells products such as skin and hair products, over the-counter-products, prescription pharmaceuticals, and surgical implants in countries around the world. Founded, and still based, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, it is a publicly owned multinational with more than 260 operating companies in more than 60 countries, employing approximately 134,000 people. Johnson & Johnson estimates its palm oil footprint at 81,441 metric tonnes used to manufacture the ingredients it buys (ACOP 2017).
Earthworm is working with Johnson & Johnson to trace the origin of the Company's palm oil, identify risk areas, and engage priority suppliers to implement its Responsible Sourcing Criteria. Johnson & Johnson is investing in a range of on-the-ground projects that positively impact management practices in its palm oil supply.