In February 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed Johnson & Johnson's website for its policy on the use of nanotechnology. The company stated that it used nanotechnology. It stated:
"With respect to responsible use of nanotechnology, each Johnson & Johnson Operating Company should: Ensure that the responsibility for guiding and managing involvement with nanotechnologies resides with an appropriate governing body. Seek input from key stakeholders and evaluate these inputs in development or use of products using nanotechnologies. Identify and minimize sources of risk for workers handling products using nanotechnologies, at all stages in the discovery/research and production processes or in industrial use, to ensure high standards of occupational and environmental health and safety. Carry out thorough risk assessments and minimize any potential human health, safety and environmental risks relating to its products using nanotechnologies. Consider and respond to any social and ethical implications and impacts in the development or sale of products using nanotechnologies. Adopt responsible practice in the sales and marketing of products using nanotechnologies. Consider the sustainability of nanomaterials. Engage with suppliers and/or business partners to assure there are no conflicts with these guidelines."
The company was thus marked down in the controversial technologies category.
Website (30 April 2019)