n a global level, we have a total of 17 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that employees can join on a voluntary basis. These employee-led groups focus on shared identities/affinities and experiences and look to apply those perspectives to initiatives that create value for all of Johnson & Johnson. Our enterprise-wide ERGs are uniquely positioned to provide key insights—ultimately driving better outcomes on behalf of our people, our marketplace and our communities.
They enable us to attract and retain diverse talent, provide employee leadership development opportunities, and support several community patient initiatives to drive greater health and wellness education for all. ERGs also contribute to advancing our culture of belonging by fostering employee engagement, which positively impacts business outcomes.
In the U.K. we support six internal employee networks that serve as a platform to exchange knowledge and experience as well as strengthen our corporate culture. We drive an aligned and harmonized approach for our ERGs across the U.K.