Meet the Innovators

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Meet the Innovators

“Our award-winning Earthwards® approach has been a real innovation driver for us.  With our customers demanding more sustainable products we are well positioned to deliver them” - Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director, New Jersey, USA
“When we applied the Earthwards® approach to the third generation of Buprenorphine, we were able to achieve some incredible results. But I know we can do more. Our team continues to strive for additional improvements.” - Cori Vail, New Product Program Manager, New Jersey, USA
“Earthwards® helps ensure the ‘green’ mindset is present every day – it’s one of the ways we live Our Credo. Not every company has these values, and I see it as an important leadership opportunity for Johnson & Johnson.” - Dennis Van Gool, Senior Technology Engineer, Geel, Belgium
 “I have a passion for helping employees across J&J develop and bring more sustainable products to market. That passion is fueled by knowing that through this work I can help leave the world a better place for my two sons.” - Keith Sutter, Director, Pennsylvania, USA
 Patient health will always be our top priority, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also work towards a healthier planet.” - Meredith Karow, Staff Engineer, R&D Packaging Design, Pennsylvania, USA
 “For me, the mark of a good program is when it becomes part of your everyday routine, and the Earthwards® approach has melded perfectly with our drug development processes at Janssen. Because Earthwards® is rooted in lifecycle thinking, sustainability isn’t just an afterthought, but rather something we’re considering along with achieving safety, quality, efficacy and patient convenience.” - Phil Dahlin, Director of Sustainability, Pennsylvania, USA
“When you think about sustainability as a part of your day-to-day work, it really opens your eyes. You notice the impact our products have on our communities. Things like sourcing, transportation routes and packaging design – they all have social and environmental consequences.” - Rachel Behm, Brand Manager, New Jersey, USA
“I do this because it’s the right thing to do. I have a personal passion to support the design of environmentally responsible products.” - Tony Villegas, Product Steward, Ohio, USA
"As a biochemist, participating in Earthwards® inspired me to apply the principles of green chemistry to a particular product. Now I strive to apply those principles to every product.” - Chris Galle, Principal Project Engineer, Geel, Belgium
“Our award-winning Earthwards® approach has been a real innovation driver for us.  With our customers demanding more sustainable products we are well positioned to deliver them” - Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director, New Jersey, USA
“When we applied the Earthwards® approach to the third generation of Buprenorphine, we were able to achieve some incredible results. But I know we can do more. Our team continues to strive for additional improvements.” - Cori Vail, New Product Program Manager, New Jersey, USA
“Earthwards® helps ensure the ‘green’ mindset is present every day – it’s one of the ways we live Our Credo. Not every company has these values, and I see it as an important leadership opportunity for Johnson & Johnson.” - Dennis Van Gool, Senior Technology Engineer, Geel, Belgium
 “I have a passion for helping employees across J&J develop and bring more sustainable products to market. That passion is fueled by knowing that through this work I can help leave the world a better place for my two sons.” - Keith Sutter, Director, Pennsylvania, USA
 Patient health will always be our top priority, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also work towards a healthier planet.” - Meredith Karow, Staff Engineer, R&D Packaging Design, Pennsylvania, USA
 “For me, the mark of a good program is when it becomes part of your everyday routine, and the Earthwards® approach has melded perfectly with our drug development processes at Janssen. Because Earthwards® is rooted in lifecycle thinking, sustainability isn’t just an afterthought, but rather something we’re considering along with achieving safety, quality, efficacy and patient convenience.” - Phil Dahlin, Director of Sustainability, Pennsylvania, USA
“When you think about sustainability as a part of your day-to-day work, it really opens your eyes. You notice the impact our products have on our communities. Things like sourcing, transportation routes and packaging design – they all have social and environmental consequences.” - Rachel Behm, Brand Manager, New Jersey, USA
“I do this because it’s the right thing to do. I have a personal passion to support the design of environmentally responsible products.” - Tony Villegas, Product Steward, Ohio, USA
"As a biochemist, participating in Earthwards® inspired me to apply the principles of green chemistry to a particular product. Now I strive to apply those principles to every product.” - Chris Galle, Principal Project Engineer, Geel, Belgium

At Johnson & Johnson, our ability to design and manufacture better, more sustainable products is made possible by our employees’ innovative thinking, passion for sustainable solutions and dedication to helping us reach our shared goals.

We invite you to click through our photo gallery and read what a few of our global employees have to say about their participation in the Earthwards® approach.