Johnson & Johnson Pacific
Personal care products

Overall

Owned USA
Rating F
About the Ratings

Company Ownership

Johnson & Johnson Pacific Pty Ltd
AUS
Kenvue Inc
owns 100% of Johnson & Johnson Pacific Pty Ltd
USA
Consumer health
Spun-off from Johnson and Johnson and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in May 2023. Sales in more than 165 countries and 25 in-house manufacturing facilities.

Company Assessment

Johnson & Johnson Pacific Pty Ltd
Praise
This company received a packaging performance level of 3 (Advanced) in its 2024 APCO Annual Report. Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice).
Source: APCO (2024)
Information
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2008 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a pay tv ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
In 2013 and 2010 the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Complaints Resolution Panel upheld complaints about ads by this company on the grounds that they breached advertising codes. The Panel requested this company withdraw the ads and not to use representations in the ads again.
According to the democracyforsale.net website, this company donated $148,993 to Australia's major political parties between 2012 and 2018, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
This company is listed by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as a Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation holder. The citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Source: WGEA (2022)
Kenvue Inc
Criticism
This company appears on PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, USA) 'Companies That Do Test On Animals' list, signifying that they manufacture products that are tested on animals at some stage of development.
Source: PETA (2022)
The PalmOil Scan app, produced by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), rates companies on their commitment to sourcing sustainable palm oil. Companies are scored on their use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), commitment to sourcing CSPO, on-the-ground conservation action, and membership to the RSPO. Companies can earn a rating of Excellent, Good, Poor or No Commitment. This company is rated "Poor" (retrieved 18 Nov 2023).
Source: WAZA (2023)
In 2024, in a landmark ruling, Johnson & Johnson and its spinoff, Kenvue, were ordered to pay US$45 million to the family of Theresa Garcia, an Illinois woman who attributed her fatal cancer to the companies' talcum-based baby powders. This verdict, delivered by a Chicago jury, marks the first against Kenvue and a significant development in the decade-long litigation surrounding J&J’s baby powder products. The jury assigned 70% of the responsibility for Garcia's death to Kenvue, with the remainder attributed to J&J and its other units.
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 25/100 in the Personal Products category of the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices (last updated 25 Mar 2024). The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Information
The 2024 WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard evaluates the progress and performance of 285 major retailers and manufacturer companies, focusing on actions companies have taken to ensure their own palm oil supply chain is sustainable and free of deforestation, natural ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuse. This company failed to respond to WWF's requests for information.
This company has sustainability claims on its website in the areas of packaging, animal testing and transparency.

Company Details

Type:
Wholly-owned Subsidiary
Revenue:
1.25 billion AUD (2009)
Employees:
1,800 (2009)

Contact Details

Address:
45 Jones St, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, Australia
Phone:
13 15 65
Freecall:
1800 029 979
Website:
www.jnj.com.au

Products / Brands

Johnson & Johnson Pacific
Agarol Laxatives
Aveeno Skin Care
Aveeno Body Wash
Aveeno Baby Toiletries
Band Aid Bandages
Benadryl Cold & Flu
Carefree Feminine Hygiene
Clean & Clear Skin Care
Codral Cold & Flu
Compeed Foot Care
Compeed Lip Care
Desitin Baby Toiletries
First Aid Bandages
Gamophen Soap
Imodium Digestive Care
Johnson's Tanning Lotions
Johnson's Baby Wipes
Johnson's Baby Toiletries
Johnson's Cotton Buds/Balls
Johnson's Shampoo
Johnson's Skin Care
Johnson's Body Wash
Listerine Mouthwash
Meds Feminine Hygiene
Mylanta Digestive Care
Neutrogena Sunscreen
Neutrogena Tanning Lotions
Neutrogena Shampoo
Neutrogena Skin Care
Nicorette Quit Smoking
Petite Planet Baby Toiletries
Stayfree Feminine Hygiene
Sudafed Cold & Flu
Visine Eye & Ear Care
Zyrtec Cold & Flu