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ABOUT Johnson & Johnson
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, former chairman from 1932 to 1963 and a member of the Companys founding family, crafted Our Credo himself in 1943, just before JohnsonJohnson 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 its a recipe for business success. The fact that JohnsonJohnson is one of only a handful of companies that have flourished through more than a century of change is proof of that.
Employer of the Year
This year ABOHN is pleased and honored to present the Annual Employer’s Recognition Award to: Johnson & Johnson
Our next honoree has a long history of supporting the occupational health field. Johnson & Johnson is a trusted and known brand and in 2011, celebrated their 125th anniversary. Started in 1886 by three brothers, Johnson & Johnson went into business to improve hospital sanitation practices and launched their first product--a line of ready-to-use surgical products.
Now, in 2012, Johnson and Johnson has over 250 subsidiary companies in 57 countries, employs over 114,000 people and is responsible for over 200 consumer brands.
Johnson and Johnson was nominated by an employee Janice McHugh (COHN-S). Ms. McHugh detailed the company's commitment to all of their employees. Expressed in the heart of their values credo that was written in 1943, Johnson and Johnson acknowledges their responsibility to the men and women who work their companies throughout the world and point to areas such as fair and adequate compensation; clean, orderly and safe working conditions; and equal opportunities for employment development and advancement for those that are qualified.
One way that Johnson and Johnson demonstrates commitment to their workforce is showcased by the way they support ABOHN's credentials.
Certification is a requirement for the Senior OHN level. This requirement sends a strong message throughout the entire Global Health Department that the welfare of its employees is in the most skilled and caring hands. To date, more than 75% of Johnson and Johnson's RN's have achieved COHN-S status.
Johnson and Johnson executives promote, recognize and support each individual's path to certification by encouraging all occupational health nurses to engage in a personal development plan. To help the OHN's achieve their goals, Johnson and Johnson sponsors a "Payment for Professional Certifications" policy. An ABOHN core credential gives an OHN greater eligibility for promotion to a position with greater leadership duties and more responsibility in representing Johnson and Johnson at outside functions.
Johnson and Johnson recognizes the achievement of professional certification by announcing it to all relevant internal stakeholders; including the nurse's operating company, Human Resources, EHS staff and the company's internal media site.
Please join us as we extend our thanks and gratitude to Johnson and Johnson and their staff for their continued dedication to ABOHN's certification programs and the promotion of certification for occupational health nurses.