Regional Center Partnership Honors Johnson & Johnson
The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership presented representatives from Johnson & Johnson Information Technology the River-Friendly Certification for Business
SOMERVILLE – The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership presented a unanimously passed resolution to representatives from Johnson & Johnson Information Technology (J&JIT) commemorating the recently awarded River-Friendly Certification for Business.
River-Friendly Certification is a program of the New Jersey Water Supply Authority in which the authority works with landowners to improve water resources by implementing actions in categories including: water quality management and non-point source pollution management; water conservation, native habitat and wildlife enhancement; and education and outreach. The volunteer program normally takes two years to earn certification.
J&JIT campus is on Route 202 North in Raritan. Among the programs implemented over the two-year process were creation and employee maintenance of a butterfly garden; development of a site map with environmental issue priorities; signage at water collection areas; construction of bird houses; creation of flower beds; controlled lawn maintenance program; promotion of native species throughout the property; a public awareness signage program; a rain barrel workshop for employees; employee education programs; and distribution of a monthly newsletter.
The Somerset County Regional Center has been an active partner with the authoirty, promoting conservation and environmental protection measures in the Peters Brook Watershed and throughout the Regional Center communities of Bridgewater, Raritan and Somerville.
“The successful efforts by Johnson & Johnson at the Information Technology site and others in Somerset County set a standard of sustainability that should be emulated at all business campuses,” Regional Center Partnership Chair Troy Fischer said in a news release. “The Regional Center, NJWSA, and the Somerset County Park Commission have already partnered to take steps to protect our environment for our children and beyond.”