Johnson & Johnson Private Limited (J&J India) is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care corporation. We are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.
While the term “Corporate Social Responsibility” is widely used today, the concept behind it is not new to the Johnson & Johnson Group of Companies. Our responsibilities to those who use our products and services, to our employees, to the communities in which we live and work, and to our shareholders are voiced in Our Credo, which has guided our decision-making and our actions for many decades.
J&J India’s Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) policy is rooted in the J&J Group's core values of quality, reliability and trust guided by international standards and best practices, and driven by our aspiration for excellence in the overall performance of our business.Constitution of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
The Board of Directors of J&J India (the “Board”) have formed a Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (the “CSR Committee”) in line with section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 (the “Act”) read together with the applicable rules thereto.
The CSR Committee will carry out the following functions:
(i) to formulate and recommend to the Board, a CSR policy indicating activities to be undertaken as specified in Schedule VII of the Act;
(ii) to recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the activities referred to in sub-paragraph (i) above; and
(iii) to monitor the CSR policy from time to time. CSR projects, programs, and activities:
We believe that a targeted approach to corporate giving enables us to focus our resources to support identified needs in the most effective way. As healthcare and improving the trajectory of health are closest to our hearts, our efforts focus on strategic platforms to help advance health and improve people’s lives through targeted initiatives.
In accordance with the primary CSR philosophy and the specified activities listed under Schedule VII of the Act read with Section 135 and the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 (the “CSR Rules”), and any amendment(s) thereof, the CSR activities of J&J India will have the following broad thrust areas:
Advancing women’s and children’s health
- Nutrition for maternal and infant well-being
- Programs/projects that address the issues of woman and child health
Strengthening the healthcare workforce
- Training and capacity building of healthcare personnel such as ASHA workers, ANMs etc.
- Supplementary training for doctors working in government, not for profit hospitals, rural settings and NGO sectors
- Support for educational events such as seminars/symposiums/summits on health issues or advanced management of diseases
Building Livelihood Capacity
- Impart technical training and skills development to enhance livelihood/employability of underprivileged adults and youth
- Training for disadvantaged girls on skills such as ANM or Nursing or healthcare assistants
- Undertake, support or partner livelihood projects/programs
Accelerating innovative solutions to address global disease challenges:
- Awareness and Prevention of HIV/AIDS
- Awareness and Prevention and treatment of Diabetes, Obesity and associated co-morbidities
- Awareness and Treatment of Tuberculosis
- Awareness and Issues related to Mental Health
- Issues related to Eye Health
- Awareness, Prevention and treatment of cancer, stroke, COPD and all non-communicable diseases that are listed by the Central Government as NCDs requiring intervention
- Any other disease or condition that merits focus due to the magnitude of the problem and relevance to India
- Undertake, support or partner rural or community development projects/programs
- Contributions or funds provided to technology incubators and startups located within academic institutions which are approved by the Central Government, State Government, Union Territories or Government approved agencies
- Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining quality of soil, air and water.
Under the umbrella of “India Community Impact”, and with a view to reach out to different parts of the country, Site*/Location Committees have been constituted to identify and screen projects, motivate and sensitize fellow Johnsonians to the challenges faced by the underprivileged and underserved members of the communities in which we live and work.
The company works together with key community-based partners that have insights into the needs of local populations to develop strategies and plans that stand the best chance of delivering successful outcomes. The company works with multiple partners, leveraging the strengths of many to maximize the benefit to the communities we serve.
Such partnerships are often strategic, multi-year and multi-faceted: where appropriate, our goal is to engage via a range of channels working in tandem, including financial support, technology and knowledge-sharing .
The Company expects no favorable treatment as a result of the social investment that it makes.
The programs and activities are tailored to provide support where it is needed most, so that communities can more effectively address the health needs of the country’s most vulnerable people.CSR budget
The total budget for the CSR projects will be decided by the CSR Committee in accordance with applicable provisions of the Act and the CSR Rules. Any surplus arising out of the CSR projects or programs or activities shall not form part of the business profit of the Company.Implementation, monitoring and review mechanism
The CSR activities will be driven by a dedicated project team under the guidance and support of the CSR Committee and the Board. The CSR Committee will play a significant role in ensuring that the CSR policy is embedded across J&J India’s operations and the CSR initiatives are in line with this policy.
The CSR Committee will be responsible for monitoring approved projects and fund disbursals for such projects. The CSR Committee will put in place a transparent monitoring and reporting mechanism for ensuring effective implementation of the projects, programs and activities proposed to be undertaken by J&J India. Such monitoring mechanisms will include visits, meetings and progress/status reporting by the project teams.
Any or all provisions of this CSR policy may be amended by the Board based on the recommendations of the CSR Committee or in accordance with any statutory guidelines that may be issued from time to time.Guiding Principles for selection, implementation, and monitoring of activities as well as for formulation of the Annual Action Plan.
J&J India has an India Community Impact (‘ICI’) Charter to guide its CSR strategy and programs. There is an ICI Core Committee with a member of the President’s Council as the sponsor which meets at least once every quarter in the months of April, July, October and January. Further there are Site Committees at each location/ site of the company which meets two weeks prior to the ICI Core Committee meeting.
Important projects are aligned to the Global Community Impact (GCI) priority areas to leverage the synergy of global and regional efforts to support and champion community health workers who are at the heart of delivering care. The ICI Lead along with ICI team plays an active role in identifying CSR projects. Each business division of J&J India identifies priority projects and is responsible for successful execution of such projects
Most CSR projects are implemented through qualifying Implementing Agencies. Projects are evaluated for probable impact and eligibility under the relevant provisions of law at the review stage by the ICI/Sector lead and relevant functional heads. These Implementing Agencies (recipients of the grant) are thereafter given a confirmation to proceed with the implementation of the project.
In certain cases, J&J India makes undertakes and delivers CSR projects on its own.
Monitoring of the CSR activities includes physical visits to the project sites as well as regular connects with the implementation agencies. The on-going progress report is received during the project duration and a project completion report is received at the end of the project. Going forward, where applicable, Impact Assessments will be carried out as per the requirements of The Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 as amended by The Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021.
The Company will also prepare an Annual Action Plan that includes all ongoing projects and other projects for each Financial Year, for evaluation and finalization by the Board of Directors of the Company. This shall be undertaken as per the requirements of The Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 as amended by The Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021. Review of Policy
This CSR policy document will be reviewed from time to time and any changes, if necessary, will be proposed by the CSR Committee, followed by approval and adoption by the Board of the company.Composition of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee is as follows
Mr. Vikas Srivastava- Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Mayur Vasani- Director & Company Secretary, Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Manish Vora- Director & CFO, Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Marco Wadia- Non- Executive Director, Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd.