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What is Kenvue? 8 important things to know about us

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Kenvue debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on May 4, 2023. (Credit: NYSE)

If you’ve heard of Kenvue, you may already know that we’re a global consumer health company. But beyond our portfolio of iconic brands, Kenvue is built on a foundation of core values, which fuel our 22,000+ global team members every day.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. You already know us

Kenvue is the new driving force behind dozens of iconic brands that consumers have used in everyday care rituals for more than 135 years — including BAND-AID® Brand bandages and Neosporin® to salve scraped knees, Aveeno® and Neutrogena® to supercharge daily skincare rituals, and Tylenol and Motrin to ease aches and pains – to name just a few.

2. Our name speaks volumes

Kenvue arrived at our name (pronounced “KEN-view”) by drawing inspiration from two powerful ideas: “ken,” meaning “knowledge,” is an English word primarily used in Scotland, and “vue” references insight.

3. We put people first

We stand for what’s right, even when it’s hard. Our work impacts consumers and colleagues, communities and generations, in daily rituals and in the moments that matter most. This incredible responsibility means every decision and action we take is guided by integrity and quality. Because when we put people first, performance will follow.

You can see this put into action across the entire portfolio of Kenvue brands, including the launch of Johnson’s® Baby refills range, which keeps sustainability in mind with its recyclable paper-based cartons, and Tylenol SmartCheck digital ear scope, a product that helps parents manage children’s ear infections from the comfort of home.

4. We care fiercely

We’re driven to win for those we serve, and when we care fiercely for them and one another, we can deliver the best possible care. Together, we create an inclusive place where we can bring our whole selves. Our committed collaboration fuels our relentless external competitive drive — because the stronger our bonds are, the stronger our brands are, too.

There are plenty of examples when it comes to Kenvue’s commitment to caring fiercely, from our powerful Neutrogena® documentary In the Sun, which illustrates easy ways to help prevent melanoma, to Nicorette’s ongoing support of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Cessation Consortium — one of many ways the brand is encouraging people to stop smoking cigarettes or relying on tobacco-based products.

5. We earn trust with science

From best practices to best-in-class products, we learn, test, partner and optimize. Then we move fast to bring real solutions into communities, homes and hands. With leading science and knowledge, we educate and empower — so that when people need us, they can rely on our brands.

Kenvue products are studied rigorously to ensure their safety and efficacy. As a recent example: In August 2022, long-term studies conducted by an external clinical research facility confirmed that Listerine® is five times more effective than flossing for plaque reduction above the gumline — an outcome that’s proven to be incredibly useful to dental professionals as they recommend the most effective oral care routines to their patients.

6. We solve with courage

We see and solve for unheard needs. With empathy, we unearth extraordinary breakthroughs in everyday care, and with courage and conviction, we bring them to life. We boldly pursue more innovative ways of working, pioneer solutions that improve lives, and create products that create categories — then improve them again and again.

For example, the creation of BAND-AID® Brand HYDRO SEAL™ acne blemish patches was born out of viral social media skincare trends. The development of this product demonstrates how Kenvue boldly pursues innovative ways to work, creating solutions that can genuinely improve people’s lives.

7. We care about the planet

Our Healthy Lives Mission strives to advance the well-being of both your health and the planet’s health. We’re working to improve the sustainability of our products, packaging and operations to build lasting positive change for people, communities and the one planet we call home.

8. Kenvue is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange

In May 2023, Kenvue made our debut as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the KVUE ticker symbol. Today, Kenvue is the world’s largest pure-play consumer health company by revenue, with annual sales of ~$15 billion in 2022.

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