J & J recipient of top environmental award

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Dec. 2, 2005 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On November 22, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger honored a number of individual, organizations and businesses for exhibiting extraordinary leadership by voluntarily working to conserve California’s precious natural resources or improve the environment.  Johnson & Johnson’s California family of companies was the recipient in the sustainable practices category.  The award is considered California’s most prestigious environmental honor.  J&J’s "particular nomination was deemed exceptional for its breadth, environmental and economic impact, and value to California."

In addition to explaining J&J’s leadership role among multinational corporations in ethical behavior and environmental stewardship, the application required specific focus on 2004 efforts.  Among the many ongoing practices, two J&J facilities completed major projects in 2004: 
  • The green building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification (LEED) and the design and installation of a cogeneration system that meets the entire electrical demand at Pharmaceutical Research and Development in San Diego; and
  • The innovative contract ALZA (a J&J company) implemented with the City of Mountain View to purchase methane gas from their municipal landfill. That gas now fuels three electric generators, providing the ALZA campus with three megawatts of power supply while reducing CO2 emissions by an average of 17.3 million pounds per year, roughly the equivalent of taking 1,500 cars off the road annually.
Governor Schwarzenegger presented the award to J&J’s Executive Committee Vice Chair Christine Poon and State Government Affairs Executive Director Kathy Procida, who accepted on behalf of J&J’s California companies for all the excellent work they do and good business examples they provide in reducing negative impacts on the environment and improving the security of energy supplies.

CMTA congratulates J&J on their outstanding endeavors. Click here to view the Governor’s press release.

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