Our Commitment to Responsibility
At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we are firmly focused on our
to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail
over serious diseases. In addition, we are steadfast in our Commitment to
economic, social and environmental
Integrity is the foundation from which we operate. As a
, we take our responsibilities seriously, and always strive to do the right
thing for the benefit of the patients we serve around the world, our company,
our employees, our shareholders and our communities.
We know that all too often, patients worldwide face health disparities and
barriers to health care. Certain populations – particularly the urban and rural
poor, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and marginalized people – experience
worse health outcomes compared with others. Through the
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
, we seek to bridge gaps in health care in fighting
HIV/AIDS in Africa
hepatitis in Asia
serious mental illness in the U.S.
cancer in central and eastern Europe
. Most recently, we launched
Together on Diabetes®
, the largest corporate initiative in the U.S. to fight type 2 diabetes.
The model for these programs is Bristol-Myers Squibb’s groundbreaking
SECURE THE FUTURE®
. This $150 million program has funded more than 240 projects and now supports
programs in 20 African countries, integrating clinic-based medical care with
community-based health education and supportive care.
Patient Assistance Foundation
, we provide free medications to qualifying patients in the U.S. with financial
hardship who generally have no private prescription drug insurance and are not
enrolled in a prescription drug coverage plan through Medicaid or any other
federal, state or local health program. In addition, the Bristol-Myers Squibb
Foundation has provided funding support to international relief partners, to
help enable timely responses with humanitarian aid to sudden natural disasters.
It has also used its resources and relationships with international relief
agencies to expand health care resources in developing countries.
Bristol-Myers Squibb strives to be a good neighbor,
supporting the communities where we live and do business
. We are particularly interested in helping to address unmet medical needs in
the community through non-profit partners, improving science education and
re-engaging students in local schools, and helping people in need through
philanthropy and volunteerism.
Preservation of natural resources represents one of our key commitments. Our
Sustainability 2010 Goals
, initiated in 2000, have resulted in significant progress in reducing
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s environmental impacts worldwide. Since then, the company
has met and surpassed the majority of its goals, including a 40 percent
reduction in energy use, normalized to sales. I am particularly proud of the
Green Building Council’s LEED certification for our state-of-the-art biologics
manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts.
As Bristol-Myers Squibb focuses on the future, our next generation of
sustainability goals (through
), intensifies our commitment to sustainable, ethical and compliant global
business practices. We have a long history of public reporting that increases
transparency and enhances public trust. Since helping to pilot the first
Global Reporting Initiative guidelines
, we have used these updates to guide our external reporting on bms.com. I
invite you to track our progress against our commitments.
Our employees are the foundation of our success. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we
foster a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, with the recognition that
with diversity comes strength. Our
Employee Resource Groups
employee development opportunities
help create such a culture. Bristol-Myers Squibb has been recognized year after
year as one of the best companies for female executives and working parents. We
have also been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate
Global health care challenges are daunting. We recognize that as we provide
innovative medicines for patients in need we must work together with
governments, payers, patients, health care providers and other stakeholders to
develop workable and sustainable solutions. As part of our Mission to help
patients prevail, this is what we do.