Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics markets. Johnson & Johnson has more than 200 operating companies in 57 countries around the world employing 109,500 employees and selling products in more than 175 countries. The fundamental objective of Johnson & Johnson is to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life. This is a goal that began with the Company's founding in 1886. In 1943 Robert Wood Johnson wrote Our Credo, a one-page document that outlines our responsibilities to our customers, employees, the community and shareholders. The Credo is available in 36 languages on this Web site. Johnson & Johnson's adherence to the ethical principles embodied in the Credo have resulted in numerous awards and accolades which recognize the company as an employer and a good corporate citizen.