How Kenvue is moving ‘Healthy Lives’ ideal to forefront of its mission

Upcoming environmental, social & governance strategy outlines 19 goals and commitments

Kenvue, the multibillion-dollar spinoff of Johnson & Johnson’s consumer health brands, has made the health of its customers — and the planet — a point of emphasis since it was formally created last year.

How it will do so is coming into focus.

In June, affirming its commitment to its Healthy Lives Mission, the company’s environmental, social & governance strategy designed to advance the well-being of both people and planet, Kenvue plans to share progress toward its goals and commitments.

Pamela Gill-Alabaster, global head of ESG & sustainability, said Kenvue’s inaugural Healthy Lives Mission report will focus on its three pillars:

  • Healthy People: Kenvue aims to advance the well-being of the communities in which the company operates and equip them with innovative products and actionable information to make healthier decisions every day;
  • Healthy Planet: Kenvue strives to enrich a healthy planet by making responsible and renewable choices to help safeguard the earth’s health and resources while managing the impacts the company creates;
  • Healthy Practice: Kenvue believes in promoting a culture of integrity, ethics and transparency to build trust and create meaningful, long-term value.

“Consumers are increasingly prioritizing sustainability, looking for solutions that are healthier for their families and better for the planet,” she said. “Our Healthy Lives Mission is focused on nine priority topics for which we have set goals and commitments to hold us accountable for progress and help drive impact in the areas where we are positioned to make a difference for both people and planet.”

In support of these pillars, Kenvue set the following 19 goals and commitments:

Healthy people

Diversity, equity & inclusion

  • Strengthen the representation of women at all management levels to reflect the markets in which we operate;
  • Strengthen ethnic representation within our U.S. workforce at all management levels to reflect the markets in which we operate;
  • Pay all Kenvuers equitably based on role, experience, market competitiveness and performance;
  • Achieve a companywide Inclusion Index Score in the top quartile.

Public health

  • Advance community health and well-being by fostering a culture of caring through volunteerism;
  • Help restore the dignity of everyday care for vulnerable and displaced people around the world;
  • Create positive environmental and social impacts through brand purpose programs led by Kenvue’s top brands.

Healthy planet

Climate change

  • Reduce absolute Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions 42% by 2030, from a 2020 baseline year;
  • Suppliers covering ≥67% of emissions from Scope 3 will set Science Based Targets by 2028;
  • Set long-term net zero emission targets, informed by the SBTi Net Zero Standard;
  • Use 100% renewable electricity for our operations by 2030.


  • 100% recyclable or refillable packaging by 2025;
  • 25% reduction of virgin plastic in packaging by 2025 (versus 2020);
  • 50% reduction of virgin plastic in packaging by 2030 (versus 2020).

Biodiversity, land & forests

  • Kenvue is committed to zero deforestation and to ensuring the paper-based packaging we purchase directly originates from low-risk sources. Specifically, we aim to achieve 100% certified or verified recycled paper and wood fiber packaging by 2025;
  • Maintain 100% Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification for the palm-based ingredients we purchase through a combination of RSPO certified physical supply chains and RSPO Book & Claim credits;
  • Purchase at least 75% of our volumes from RSPO physical supply chains by 2025 and 100% by 2030.

Healthy Practice

Sustainable product innovation

  • 75% of new product development, using eco-design scientific principles, will have an improved environmental performance by 2030.

Product transparency

  • Provide greater product transparency, beginning with our ingredients;