If Our Credo is our compass, then our Code of Business Conduct is our road map . Our Code Worldwide Online Policy, available at Q&A. The values that guide our decision-making are spelled out in our credo. Put simply, our credo challenges us to put the needs and well-being of. As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, the values that guide our decision-making are spelled out in Our Credo. Put simply, Our Credo.

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One of the key points in their analysis is that the truly great companies do not — yes, do not — set creso as their driving value. Contrary to right-wing economic mythology, companies whose mission is to deliver value to customers, employees and community actually perform the best over time.

The J&J Credo — A Model for Corporate America That Would Make America Work

We believe our first responsibility is to the doctors, nurses and patients, to mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services. In meeting their needs everything we do must dredo of high quality. We must constantly strive to reduce our costs in order to maintain reasonable prices.

Customers’ orders must be serviced promptly and accurately. Our suppliers and distributors must have an opportunity to make a fair profit.


We are responsible to our employeesthe men and women who work with us throughout the world. Everyone must be considered as an individual. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit. They must have a sense of security in their jobs.

Compensation must be fair j&&j adequate, and working conditions clean, orderly and safe. We must be mindful of ways to help our employees fulfill their family obligations. Crexo must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified.

We must provide competent management, and their actions must be just and ethical. We are k&j to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well. We must be good citizens — support good works and charities and pay our fair share of taxes. We cgedo encourage civic improvements and better health and education. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.

Our final responsibility is to our stockholders. Business must make a sound profit. We must experiment with new ideas. Research must be carried on, innovative programs developed and mistakes paid for. New equipment must be purchased, new facilities provided and new products launched.

Reserves must be created to provide for adverse times. When we operate according to these principles, the stockholders should realize a fair return. In today’s sterile economic debate, several elements of the Credo stand out.


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First, it was written by the Chairman of a major U. Thus, it is inoculated from any suggestion that it arose from some nefarious left-wing source. Second, it is very far ahead of its time, recognizing men and women, equality of opportunity, credi to community, facilitating employees’ care for their families, and recognizing the importance of the environment.

Indeed, it is quite humble, recognizing that the employees work “with,” not “for,” them, and that the property they own is a sacred trust for future generations.

Third, cdedo Credo recognizes that the company has responsibilities to its customers, to its employees, to the environment, to the community and to their shareholders. It proposes that it pay its fair share of taxes, and that shareholders are entitled to a fair profit.

Note it does not advocate avoiding paying taxes or maximizing profits at the expense of its other responsibilities. The Credo is very detailed about its responsibilities to its employees: Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost?

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