Sustainable Jersey recognizes Bristol-Myers Squibb with Sustainable Business Leadership Award

on Feb 12, 2016

Sustainable Jersey presented Bristol-Myers Squibb with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability in New Jersey.

“Bristol-Myers Squibb is an excellent example of how business can take leadership in environmental stewardship and contribute locally to improving the quality of life in New Jersey,” said Donna Drewes, co-director of Sustainable Jersey. “Bristol-Myers Squibb is a leader in business and in the communities where they have facilities. The company has increased its efforts to preserve natural resources, focus on opportunities to reduce packaging and save energy and water,” she added.

“Bristol-Myers Squibb is proud of the important sustainability initiatives we pursue, both in New Jersey, and on a global scale. This award recognizes the work we have put into improving the sustainability at our facilities and integrating the wider New Jersey community in these initiatives,” said Carol Powell, global head and vice president of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

As a global BioPharma company with six New Jersey facilities, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Central New Jersey campuses boast protective havens for endangered species as well as carbon footprint reduction and water management strategies. Each facility sets goals for sustainability on campus and measures significant results, but even more impressive is the reach of the company’s sustainability efforts into the communities around each location. Through its investments in community health, science and technology education, addressing basic needs and stewarding the environment,  Bristol-Myers Squibb’s involvement in community sustainability has had a significant effect on the  communities where the company’s employees work and live.

Bristol-Myers Squibb also funded a three-year Green Schools Fellowship through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools that is helping New Jersey school districts create healthier, more sustainable learning environments. This Fellow was placed at the New Jersey School Boards Association and helped support the development of the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program in addition to other initiatives.

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