Through our company’s Healthy Future 2015 Citizenship & Sustainability goals, we are encouraging our employees to be health conscious and take proactive steps toward a healthier lifestyle. That’s how our Asia Pacific employees took the initial step and joined the Global Corporate Challenge, a program that aims to promote a culture of health across the Johnson & Johnson businesses in the region. The program is designed to help employees become more active in a fun and easy way. With the help of accelerometers, teams tracked their daily activities (walking, jogging, cycling, etc.). The more active a team, the more progress made along a virtual journey around the world. More than 4,000 Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies employees participated, totaling more than 600 teams.
“As the Johnson & Johnson health champion for Asia Pacific, it was very pleasing to see so many colleagues from the region participate in this Global Health Challenge," said Kim Taylor, Company Group Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Asia Pacific. "The number of teams from our region truly exceeded our expectations."
The fitness challenge allowed employees to reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle, while engaging with colleagues worldwide in a very unique way.
“Life changed for all of us,” said Rachit Garg, Director, Oncology and Nephrology, Asia Pacific/India, whose team took first place in the challenge. “It has provided me with the confidence that – if you will it, you can do it. Since this challenge, I have run a half marathon and now, I am more determined to run my first full marathon. This new energy has allowed me to put forth more contribution at work and home as well.”
Johnson & Johnson has a Healthy Future 2015 goal to foster the most engaged, health-conscious and safe employees in the world.
June 2014 Data Update: U.S Participation has gone from 71 percent to 78 percent
From the 2013 Johnson & Johnson Annual Report