At Clean & Clear®, we recognize the importance of being a voice for change. While we know there is much more work to be done for the Black and brown community, we’ve made progress against our long-term commitments.
Innovate for Inclusivity
We continue to advance our innovation process to ensure development of more relevant, representative, and culturally competent research & skin health solutions including increasing representation in clinical studies and testing our products across the full Fitzpatrick scale.
In 2020, we established the BIPOC Advisory Council, an employee group that contributes to our ability to innovate with inclusivity. The BIPOC Advisory Council provides dynamic, real-time, and fast feedback to help guide thinking and support in the development of inclusive insights, science, consumer perception, communication & shape internal practices. The Council participates in surveys, focus groups, product trials, retail shopping excursion and more to help provide meaningful insight and guidance to our innovation teams.
Use Our Voice for Good
We’ve provided more than $100K in financial support for activists and organizations fighting for social justice and racial equality, including the Marsha P. Johnson Foundation.
Drive Economic Advancement in Industry
We recognize racial injustice can’t be solved by or through marketing. However, marketers and advertising have a huge influence in shaping people’s perceptions and can play a powerful role in disrupting stereotypes and encouraging positive cultural attitudes.
In June 2020, in solidarity with the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM), we signed a petition holding ourselves accountable to aggressively pursue equity and create systemic change in advertising and marketing. Read here.
Thus far, we’ve been able to increase diversity of our agency teams, advance our diverse supplier roster, enhance representation in front and behind the camera, integrate more robust tools to measure, track, optimize impact of multicultural initiatives, and have included specific DE&I metrics in our agencies year-end evaluations and pay-for-performance compensation models to measure the impact of our efforts.
Proudly, we’ve increased representation across our brand and product communications, influencer engagement and healthcare professional partnerships.
Our Race to Health Equity
We are proud to be part of Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.
In November 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced a $100 million commitment over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the United States.
The Company’s commitment prioritizes three key areas: Healthier Communities – investing in programs that help provide equitable healthcare for underserved communities; Enduring Alliances – forging partnerships and alliances that combat racial and social health determinants; and People First Culture – focused on cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce that inspires innovative healthcare solutions around the world.
The Company’s commitment prioritizes three key areas: Healthier Communities – investing in programs that help provide equitable healthcare for underserved communities; Enduring Alliances – forging partnerships and alliances that combat racial and social health determinants; and People First Culture – focused on cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce that inspires innovative healthcare solutions around the world. This includes a goal of achieving 50% growth of our African American talent at the manager and above levels in the U.S. over the next five years, enhancing HR processes to optimize how we access, hire, and develop talent, as well as offering cultural immersion programs to enhance awareness and understanding. For more information, please read here.