Johnson & Johnson has a long legacy of giving, with hundreds of programmes supported
around the world each year. Our primary focus is on making life-changing,
long-term differences in human health by targeting the world’s major health-related issues.
We work to fulfill this, and other philanthropic efforts, through community-based partnerships.
The Company’s efforts focus on:
- Saving and improving the lives of women and children;
- Building the skills of people who serve community health needs,
- primarily through education;
- andPreventing diseases and reducing stigma and
- disability in underserved communities
- where Johnson & Johnson has a high potential for impact.
Programmes & Partners in South Africa
Johnson & Johnson South Africa support community-based programs that improve health and well-being
of all South Africans. Our community partners show us where our giving can help the most.
We listen to them and we learn from them so that the programs we support make a meaningful
difference in people’s lives.
Together with our partners -
1. We are helping mothers and infants survive childbirth.
2. We are supporting doctors, nurses and local leaders as they work
to provide the best care to their people.
3. We are educating communities on how to reduce their risk of infection
from preventable diseases.
The desire to make people healthier and safer is at the heart of our company’s giving.
Our projects highlight the tremendous work some of our partners are doing in building capacity
and improving the lives of South Africans.
In addition to these programmes, Johnson & Johnson (Pty) Ltd
provides product support to more than 400 organisations within South Africa each year.
In developing their social investment strategies, all three companies in South Africa operate according
to strict qualifying criteria.
• All projects should reflect the principles of the Johnson & Johnson Credo.
• Projects must benefit either the community/group, employees or the company.
• Projects must be practical to implement, be financially viable and realised within a mutually acceptable time frame.
• Projects must be within agreed budgetary constraints.
• Sectarian or discriminatory projects such as churches or cults that do not embrace an “all welcome”
approach are not considered.
• The basic needs of communities and groups – food, shelter, education, and skills for employment – are a priority.
Combating the HIV/Aids pandemic is a core focus area where a co-ordinated approach
at community and national level is required - a combination of direct healthcare intervention,
education and awareness programmes and social support for affected communities is applied.
These social responsibility initiatives assume ever-increasing importance as the impact of
this human tragedy becomes apparent, and the investment of capital, human resources,
energy and expertise are necessary to avert a scenario that is too awful to contemplate.
Doornkop Childrens Centre
It is a task for which Johnson & Johnson South Africa is prepared. A task, which,
like all its corporate social responsibilities in South Africa
, the Company plans to fulfil in accordance with Johnson & Johnson’s world-wide commitment to making a difference.
Johnson & Johnson’s social investment outreach has extensive scope. In many cases,
these projects occur in communities
where our own employees are located, or are schemes in conjunction with government agencies that
service these same communities. Other individual projects focus on developing skills, enabling people
to raise the quality of life for themselves and their community.
Johnson & Johnson Community Work in South Africa
Our community work in South Africa dates back more than 80 years.
We support efforts in more than 25 African nations, The programs here highlight
some examples of our
efforts in South Africa to help those most in need.