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Kenvue affirms commitment to its Healthy Lives Mission

- Company environmental, social and governance strategy strives to advance the well-being of both people and planet
- Progress toward goals and commitments to be shared in inaugural Healthy Lives Mission Report in June 2024

March 14, 2024 — Kenvue is affirming its commitment to its Healthy Lives Mission, the company’s environmental, social and governance strategy, designed to advance the well-being of both people and planet. Kenvue plans to share progress towards its goals and commitments in its inaugural Healthy Lives Mission Report in June 2024.

“Consumers are increasingly prioritizing sustainability, looking for solutions that are healthier for their families and better for the planet,” said Pamela Gill-Alabaster, Global Head of ESG & Sustainability.1 “Our Healthy Lives Mission is focused on nine priority topics for which we have set goals and commitments to hold us accountable for progress and help drive impact in the areas where we are positioned to make a difference for both people and planet.”

The Healthy Lives Mission aims to build lasting positive change for people, communities, and the planet through three pillars:

  • Healthy People: Kenvue aims to advance the well-being of the communities in which the company operates and equips them with innovative products and actionable information to make healthier decisions every day.
  • Healthy Planet: Kenvue strives to enrich a healthy planet by making responsible and renewable choices to help safeguard the earth’s health and resources while managing the impacts the company creates.
  • Healthy Practice: Kenvue believes in promoting a culture of integrity, ethics, and transparency to build trust and create meaningful, long-term value.

In support of these pillars, Kenvue set the following 19 goals and commitments:

Healthy People Goals & Commitments

  • Diversity, equity & inclusion
    • Strengthen the representation of women at all management levels2 to reflect the markets in which we operate
    • Strengthen ethnic representation3 within our U.S. workforce at all management levels2 to reflect the markets in which we operate
    • Pay all Kenvuers4 equitably based on role, experience, market competitiveness and performance
    • Achieve a company-wide Inclusion Index Score5 in the top quartile
  • Public health
    • Advance community health and well-being by fostering a culture of caring through volunteerism
    • Help restore the dignity of everyday care for vulnerable and displaced people around the world
    • Create positive environmental and social impacts through brand purpose programs led by Kenvue’s top brands

Healthy Planet Goals & Commitments

  • Climate change
    • Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 42% by 2030,6 from a 2020 baseline year7,8
    • Suppliers covering ≥67% of emissions from Scope 3 will set Science Based Targets (SBTs) by 20286,9
    • Set long-term net zero emission targets, informed by the SBTi Net Zero Standard10
    • Use 100% renewable electricity for our operations7 by 20306,11
  • Plastics
    • 100% recyclable12 or refillable13 packaging14 by 20256
    • 25% reduction of virgin plastic15 in packaging14 by 20256 (versus 2020)
    • 50% reduction of virgin plastic15 in packaging14 by 20306 (versus 2020)
  • Biodiversity, land & forests
    • Kenvue is committed to zero deforestation and to ensuring the paper-based packaging we purchase directly originates from low-risk sources.16 Specifically, we aim to achieve 100% certified17 or verified recycled18 paper and wood fiber packaging by 20256,19
    • Maintain 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification for the palm-based ingredients we purchase20 through a combination of RSPO certified physical supply chains and RSPO Book & Claim credits21
    • Purchase20 at least 75% of our volumes from RSPO physical supply chains21 by 20256 and 100% by 20306

Healthy Practice Goals & Commitments

  • Sustainable product innovation
    • 75% of new product development,22 using eco-design scientific principles,23 will have an improved environmental performance24 by 20306
  • Product transparency
    • Provide greater product transparency, beginning with our ingredients

For more information about the Healthy Live Mission, including examples of how Kenvuers are using their talent, passion and resources to advance the strategy, please visit

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the company’s environmental, social and governance strategy. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “plans,” “expects,” “will,” “anticipates,” “estimates” and other words of similar meaning. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the expectations and projections of Kenvue and its affiliates.

A list and descriptions of risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in Kenvue’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings, available at or on request from Kenvue. Kenvue and its affiliates undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments or otherwise.

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1. Pam Gill-Alabaster is an employee of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
2. All management levels (M1 and above) including manager, director, vice president
3. Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Other Ethnic Racial Diversity; 2+ more races, NH/PI, AI/AN (Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native)
4. All Kenvuers irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
5. Inclusion index is scored as % favorable responses using the 5 pt Likert scale of “Strongly Agree – Agree – Neither Agree nor Disagree-Disagree-Strongly Disagree” across 12 questions: Senior Leadership is committed to building a diverse workforce; Senior Leadership champions an inclusive work environment where each employee is considered an individual; Sufficient effort is made to get the opinions and thinking of people who work here; There is equal opportunity for people to have a successful career at Kenvue, regardless of their differences or background; Diverse perspectives are valued at Kenvue; In my workgroup, it feels safe to take social risks (e.g. suggesting ideas, asking questions, making mistakes, etc.); I trust my people leader; My people leader holds people accountable for demonstrating inclusive behaviors (e.g. ensuring all voices are heard, being respectful); My people leader values team members’ perspectives even when those perspectives are different from their own; I believe diversity and inclusion is important for Kenvue’s success; I am treated with respect at work; I feel like I belong at Kenvue.
6. We aim to meet the goal by end of fiscal year and publish the year after.
7. Applies to all Kenvue-owned facilities where Kenvue has operational control, regardless of building type; all leased facilities used for manufacturing and/or research & development; and leased, non-manufacturing and/or non-research & development facilities where the facility is greater than 50,000 square feet and where Kenvue has operational control. The 2020 baseline includes all facilities aligned to Kenvue’s structure upon separation from Johnson & Johnson in 2023 and does not include any operational or organizational exclusions. Scope 1 are greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that Kenvue directly generates – e.g., running boilers and vehicles using fossil fuels. Scope 2 are GHG emissions that Kenvue indirectly generates – from electricity or energy purchased for heating and cooling buildings.
8. Inventory and reporting will follow the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Goal performance will be tracked using the market-based accounting method for Scope 2, and Kenvue will publish both market-based and location-based Scope 2 figures annually.
9. Subject to SBTi (Science Based Target initiative) approval. A supplier engagement goal does not align with a specific temperature pathway per SBTi.
10. According to SBTi Net-Zero Standard, long-term targets must have a target year of 2050 or sooner.
11. Inventory and reporting will follow RE100 technical criteria and supplemented by CDP.
12. Recyclable also defined as recycle-ready is when packaging is designed for collection, sorting and recycling, using end-of-life processes, but where collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure may not yet be in place for the packaging to actually be recycled. Best practices of ‘designing for recyclability’ guidance for plastic-based packaging include the Association of Plastics Recyclers in the United States. Note: ‘Designed for recycling,’ ‘designed for recyclability,’ ‘recycling ready’ are also used interchangeably and reflect the same meaning.
13. Kenvue defines refillable or reusable packaging as packaging that is designed for either the business or the consumer to put the same type of purchased product back into the original packaging, is designed to be returnable and/or refillable, and accomplishes a minimum number of reuses by being part of a system that enables reuse.
14. Packaging for direct purchases, may not include all external manufactured products.
15. Virgin plastic means newly manufactured resin produced from petrochemical feedstock used as the raw material for the manufacture of plastic products and which has never been used or processed before.
16. Low-risk source is defined as material that is either (i) Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified, (ii) post-consumer recycled content, (iii) traced back to country of harvest and assigned a low-risk categorization at country level using Preferred by Nature’s Timber Sourcing Hub, or (iv) demonstrates other approved methods of verifying low risk.
17. Certification schemes accepted by Kenvue include FSC® or PEFC chain of custody standard, only when FSC® is not available.
18. Recycled includes both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content; Verification of recycled content would by conducted by an external third party (for example, Rainforest Alliance).
19. Includes direct purchases of primary and secondary packaging and leaflets; does not include the packaging materials in some external manufactured products.
20. Includes palm oil-based ingredients directly procured by Kenvue; does not include palm oil-based ingredients in some external manufactured products.
21. Physical supply chain refers to palm oil supply that is sourced from certified plantations under the Mass Balance, Segregated, or Identity Preserved certifications. More information on RSPO certified supply chains can be found here.
22. New product development includes: improvement of existing product, extension of product line, or new-to-the-market in each calendar year.
23. Eco-design scientific principles are defined as the 16 life cycle analysis (LCA) impact categories aligned with product environmental footprint (PEF) methodology.
24. Where regulation allows, improved environmental performance is defined as a 10% combined overall improvement against 16 life cycle analysis (LCA) impact categories defined according to product environmental footprint. (PEF) methodology, with no regression compared to benchmark product; and must include a minimum 10% reduction in carbon impact.