26th June 2017 – 2degrees, the world’s leading digital collaboration platform provider for sustainable business, is today announcing that global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson is joining its Manufacture 2030 platform.

The move represents an important step towards Johnson & Johnson’s 2020 Citizenship & Sustainability Goals, with the business utilising the Manufacture 2030 Waste Hub to focus their initial activity on increasing reuse and recycling of waste within their consumer goods business. Additionally, the business will also trial M2030 bee, a revolutionary tool which drives energy efficiency across manufacturing sites. Longer term, opportunities exist to expand the use of M2030 across all their business segments.

Kevin Whitehead, Senior Director Strategy & Deployment Global Consumer Manufacturing, Johnson & Johnson commented:

 “With our 2020 Citizenship & Sustainability Goals, Johnson & Johnson is committed to going further than ever before to integrate sustainability into our day-to-day work, thus reducing our impact on the Earth. Through collaboration and best practice sharing in platforms such as Manufacture 2030, we believe we can drive positive and innovative change more effectively across our operations and supply chain.”

Johnson & Johnson joins other leading brands including Mars, Co-op, npower Business Solutions and William Jackson Food Group in joining the platform, following its launch in March 2017.

Martin Chilcott, Founder & CEO, 2degrees commented on the new partnership:

“Johnson and Johnson is a prestigious, world renowned company which has led the way in reducing environmental impact and improving the sustainability of its supply chain. We welcome this partnership as Johnson & Johnson’s focus on reducing environmental impacts in its operations and supply chain via collaborative working aligns perfectly with the ambitions of the platform and its partners. Commitment from global brands such as Johnson & Johnson is critical in driving scale and encouraging others to follow their lead by joining the platform.”


For many large brands, 80% or more of their cost and risk sits in their supply chain. Manufacture 2030 enables brands to make their supply chains more sustainable by collaborating to cut costs, risk and impact at scale. The Platform is accessible to businesses of all sizes, corporates and SMEs to collaborate and drive improvement via waste, water, energy and cost reduction. It builds upon 2degrees’ existing collaboration solutions that have helped remove over $40million of operational costs from just one food and drink supply chain.


“Through collaboration and best practice sharing in platforms such as Manufacture 2030, we believe we can drive positive and innovative change more effectively across our operations and supply chain.”