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Enrich a healthy planet

We strive to enrich a healthy planet by making responsible and renewable choices to help safeguard the earth’s health and resources while managing the impacts we create.

Human health is inseparably linked to environmental health, and as the world’s largest pure-play consumer health company by revenue, our commitment to everyday care extends to the planet we call home. We’re advancing sustainability across our operations — from product and packaging design to material sourcing, manufacturing and transportation.

Climate change

We’re taking action on climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and increasing our use of renewable energy in our operations and across our value chain.

Our goals & commitments:

  • Kenvue commits to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions1, 2, 3 42% by 20304 from a 2020 base year
  • Kenvue also commits that 75% of its suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services and upstream transportation and distribution will have science-based targets by 20284
  • Set long-term net zero emission targets, informed by the SBTi Net Zero Standard5
  • Use 100% renewable electricity6 for our operations1 by 20304,7
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Taking action with science-based targets

We have committed to setting near-term and long-term company-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard.
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Renewable energy

Renewable electricity sources cover approximately 65% of our electricity usage. We’ve built 18 onsite systems in 12 countries; all are fully operational including five that came online in 2023. We have also executed nine contracts for offsite renewable electricity procurement in the form of Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) in North America and Europe, direct Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in Brazil, Argentina and India, and green retail contracts in Colombia, Malaysia and China.
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42% Scope 1 & 2 emissions reduction by 2030

Our goal is to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42% by 2030 (from a 2020 baseline year) by continuing to invest in on-site/off-site renewable energy, energy efficiency and fleet decarbonization projects.
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Virtual Power Purchase Agreements

Our Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) at Colbeck’s Corner, Texas allows us to source the equivalent of 100% renewable electricity from wind for our operations in the continental U.S. and Canada. An agreement at Campillo II in Spain enables us to secure the equivalent of 100% renewable electricity from wind for our operations in Europe (excluding Pomezia, Italy). We also have direct Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind in Argentina and Brazil, covering 100% of the electricity volumes.
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Partnering to reduce Scope 3 emissions

We’re targeting for Kenvue suppliers covering 75% of Scope 3 emissions to set science-based targets by 2028. We developed a supplier engagement program to enable suppliers to set their own targets, and we will customize our engagement with them based on their climate maturity, carbon footprint and long-term decarbonization strategies.
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Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Four Kenvue sites have been recognized by the Global Lighthouse Network for their excellence in manufacturing: Bangkok, Thailand and Helsingborg, Sweden in 2021; our India Value Chain (Mulund and Baddi) in 2022; and Shanghai, China in 2023. Our Bangkok site was also announced as a Global Sustainability Lighthouse in 2023, recognizing its use of 4IR technologies for more sustainable resource management.

Plastics

We are increasing the use of recyclable and renewable plastics, designing for recyclability, and introducing refillable product options across our portfolio. We’ve committed to a 50% reduction in plastics from virgin materials by 2030, and 100% recyclable or refillable packaging by 2025.

Our goals & commitments:

  • 100% recyclable8 or refillable9 packaging10 by 20254
  • 25% reduction of virgin plastic11 in packaging10 by 20254 (versus 2020)
  • 50% reduction of virgin plastic11 in packaging10 by 20304 (versus 2020)
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Partnering to accelerate progress

Our commitments to the Consumer Goods Forum Golden Design Rules and to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation show how we are reducing plastics — from how we produce, use and reuse them.
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Innovating to reduce

Le Petit Marseillais® optimized packaging by reducing the overall weight of the bottle and cap and including 30% recycled plastic content in the primary packaging.
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Innovating to replace

Aveeno® bottles are made with 50% recycled plastic, replacing plastic from virgin sources, and are recyclable (excluding labels). The lotion bottles now also have a pump that can be recycled in many markets.12
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Innovating to reuse

Designed for reuse, Neutrogena® Hydro Boost refill pods help to reduce plastic waste by 89% versus buying a new jar.13
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Innovating to recover

Aligned with the principles of the circular economy, Listerine® is gradually rolling out updated packaging around the globe, designed to be recycle-ready by using washable adhesive for its labels14 and by introducing a clear cap.15 The bottle is made with PET and is recyclable in practice and at scale.

Biodiversity, land & forests

Kenvue is committed to protecting our planet, biodiversity and the vital resources upon which we all rely, today and in the future.

Our goals & commitments:

  • 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 20254,19
  • 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 20254 and 100% by 20304
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Zero deforestation & protecting vital habitat

Forests are a vital resource, critical to the health of all people, plants and animals that inhabit our planet. They provide us with oxygen, food and medicine. They also sustain ecosystem services, such as water purification, and help to mitigate climate change and natural hazards, like droughts and floods.
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Paper & wood fiber

Kenvue has a goal of zero deforestation, and our wood fiber sourcing goal is to achieve 100% certified or verified recycled paper and wood fiber packaging by 2025. Given the challenges associated with traceability of wood fiber sources, Kenvue works with trusted partners to provide third-party verification and expertise necessary to improve supply chain transparency. These partnerships help progress our wood-fiber sourcing goals and improve our supplier engagement process.
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Sourcing sustainably

We aim to maintain 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification for the palm-based ingredients we purchase through a combination of RSPO-certified physical supply chains and RSPO Book & Claim credits. We intend to purchase at least 75% of our volumes from RSPO physical supply chains by 2025 and 100% by 2030.
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Sourcing palm oil

Aligned with our Responsible Palm Oil Sourcing Position, Kenvue is a member of Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD), a collaborative which aims to create harmonized approaches to transparency, traceability, risk monitoring and evaluation, specifically related to the palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives supply chain. Kenvue is working to trace our palm derivatives supply chain to the mill and beyond and will publish our mills list on our website in support of our commitment to transparency.

Read more about our commitments

We set Healthy Lives Mission goals and commitments to hold us accountable for demonstrating progress.

Nurture healthy people

We advance the well-being of the communities in which we operate and equip them with innovative products and information to make healthier decisions.

Maintain healthy practice

We promote our culture of integrity, ethics and transparency to build trust and create meaningful, long-term value.

1. 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 and all subsequent reporting years 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.
2. 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.
3. The target boundary includes land-related emissions and removals from bioenergy feedstocks.
4. We aim to meet the goal by end of fiscal year and publish the year after.
5. According to SBTi Net-Zero Standard, long-term targets must have a target year of 2050 or sooner.
6. Renewable energy source is an energy source that is capable of being replenished in a short time through ecological cycles or agricultural processes (e.g., biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar wind). Renewable electricity targets are achieved through a combination of actions, including on-site solar, virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), direct power purchase agreements (PPAs), energy attribute certificates (EACs), also known as renewable electricity certificates (RECs), and green retail contracts.
7. Inventory and reporting will follow RE100 technical criteria and supplemented by CDP.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Packaging for direct purchases, may not include all external manufactured products.
11. 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.
12. The Aveeno® 50% PCR bottle and recyclable pump are currently only available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
13. Currently available in Asia Pacific (APAC) and Latin America (LATAM).
14. Currently available in Thailand and EMEA.
15. Currently available in EMEA and some LATAM products.
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.