Paulette Frank, worldwide vice-president of environmental health, safety and sustainability at Johnson & Johnson, told the Future Human audience about the company’s ‘bold and ambitious’ climate commitments.

While some may see the Covid-19 pandemic as a setback for climate action, taking resources and focus away from one crisis to solve another, Johnson & Johnson’s Paulette Frank sees this year as an accelerant to go further faster.

According to Frank, Johnson & Johnson began setting public climate goals 20 years ago, and it now aims to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations by 2030.

“In order to achieve this goal, we will need to exceed what the science tells us is necessary to help keep our planet below 1.5 degrees Celsius of temperature rise,” she said.

“To help meet this goal, we are aggressively accelerating our target for 100pc renewable electricity from 2050 to 2025. In addition, we are committing to work with our suppliers to reduce our upstream carbon footprint by 20pc by 2030.”


Words by Elaine Burke