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Our History

Mead Johnson Nutrition’s recognition as a world leader in pediatric nutrition can be traced back to the company’s founding in 1905 by Edward Mead Johnson, Sr.

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Our Vision:

To be the world's leading nutrition company for babies and children.

  • Mead Johnson Responds to the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Modern Slavery Act

    As a global leader in pediatric nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition believes it is imperative to conduct business in a manner that is consistent with the highest principles of moral and ethical behavior. The company expects all parties – including its suppliers – to hold themselves to the same high standards.

    To help ensure suppliers conduct business in a manner that is compliant and consistent with Mead Johnson’s ethical standards, we are taking certain steps to align what suppliers do for us with our own standards of fair and honest dealings.

    Mead Johnson Nutrition (“MJN”) is committed to responsible sourcing practices within our supply chain. The MJN Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics for Suppliers, which we expect all of our suppliers and other third-party business partners (collectively “Suppliers”) to accept and adhere to, helps to implement this commitment by establishing minimum standards in the areas of Business Integrity, Labor Standards, Treatment of the Environment, Health, Safety, and Compliance.

    Every two years we evaluate our Suppliers against known-risk categories to assess supplier risk. Forced and child labor is included as a known-risk category in this evaluation.

    MJN is also a member of Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Sedex is currently being used by a number of retailers and brand manufacturers, and over 15,000 sites are registered on Sedex.

    MJN reserves the right to verify our Suppliers’ compliance with the MJN Supplier Code through a Responsible Sourcing Audit. Responsible Sourcing Audits are completed by an independent third party using the SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) protocol.

    Through our Sedex membership, MJN supports mutual recognition platforms for audits to encourage our Suppliers to focus on remediation and improvements rather than re-audit by multiple customers. In the event that MJN becomes aware of any actions or conditions not in compliance with the MJN Supplier Code, MJN reserves the right to demand corrective measures. In addition, MJN reserves the right to terminate its agreement with any Supplier who does not comply with the MJN Supplier Code.