In the autumn of 2013 Janssen started with the full review of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. An evaluation revealed that the company's supports for charities and and social projects is quite fragmented. Therefore, the wish was expressed to align all the efforts and get a better total overview of all initiatives.
Therefore, Janssen is going to develop a new integrated CSR policy for Belgium. And contribute to solving major social needs with the necessary impact and sustainability. An extra motivation is provided by the third paragraph of Our Credo, in which parent company Johnson & Johnson expresses its responsibility towards society.
The commercial organization in the Netherlands and Luxembourg soon indicated they were interested in joining our efforts, hence the scope is now the Benelux. A project team makes an inventory of all existing initiatives and set out the main criteria to be complied with by this CSR policy.
The planning is that concrete needs, which Janssen wants to solve to the benefit of society, have to be identified in 2014. This will be done together with stakeholders from the social sector. A benchmark with other larger companies is also planned. Subsequently, the policy will be developed in more detail. A full roll-out is scheduled in 2015.