AchievementsWhat sets Bristol-Myers Squibb apart? It's our commitment to patients with serious diseases, and our focus on finding innovative medicines to combat those diseases.
Over the years, Bristol-Myers Squibb and its employees have received numerous distinguished awards and recognitions, including the National Medal of Technology, the Lasker Award for Medical Research and the Prix Galien Award. Also, we've been hailed year after year as one of the best companies for working mothers, a great place to work for scientists and an acknowledged industry leader in environment, health and safety.
Below is a selection of awards and recognitions we have received.
In April 2014, Bristol-Myers Squibb ranked first among health care companies on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s 2014 list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Bristol-Myers Squibb is the only company to achieve the No. 1 ranking three times, including 2009 and 2012, and has ranked among the top 10 each of the last six years.
In September 2013, Bristol-Myers Squibb was recognized as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies – marking the 16th consecutive year that our company has made the list. The company was recognized for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, such as child care, flexibility and paid family leave.
In May, Bristol-Myers Squibb received a 2013 Environmental Tracking (ET) Carbon Ranking Leader Award as a result of being named a top 10 company in the 2013 ET North America 300 Carbon Ranking report, issued by the Environmental Investment Organization. Our company ranked in the top 30 in the 2013 ET Global 800 Carbon Ranking.
In April, Bristol-Myers Squibb was chosen as one of the 2013 Top 50 Companies for Diversity by Diversity Inc. The ranking is based on a company’s answers to a detailed survey divided into four equally weighted areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications and Supplier Diversity. This year, 893 companies participated in the survey.
For the eighth year in a row, Bristol-Myers Squibb received the top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index. The report, released annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation -- the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization -- provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices. This year’s index rated 688 businesses.
In February 2013, the National Association for Female Executives selected Bristol-Myers Squibb as one of the Top 50 Company for Executive Women, for the 11th consecutive year. Companies on this year’s list of 50 companies must have at least two women on the board of directors, a significant number of women in senior ranks and programs and policies that support women’s advancement.
In July 2012, Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance, awarded Bristol-Myers Squibb the Compliance Leader Verification Award. The award recognizes companies with best-in-industry ethics and compliance programs -- those organizations that have made the decision to proactively invest resources in compliance, sending a clear signal to key stakeholders that compliance and ethics are an absolute organizational priority.
In 2011, Bristol-Myers Squibb received a Prime Company rating for the fourth time in a row from oekom research, a leading European sustainability rating firm. Using social and environmental criteria, Prime Status is awarded to companies that are among the leaders in their industry.
Bristol-Myers Squibb was recognized as 78th among 500 of America’s largest corporations in Newsweek’s 2012 Green Rankings.
In January 2011, Bristol-Myers Squibb was recognized by R&D Directions magazine as having the “Most Innovative Pipeline” within the pharmaceutical industry.
According to a report released by the Roberts Environmental Center at Claremont McKenna College, Bristol-Myers Squibb earned the highest score in the pharmaceutical sector for sustainability reporting. The report compiled Pacific Sustainability Index scores evaluating the environmental and social reporting of the 26 largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
Our corporate website was recognized with the Best in Class award for a pharmaceutical company in 2009 by the Interactive Media Awards.
Bristol-Myers Squibb's Investor Relations department was rated the best in the pharmaceutical business by investors polled by Institutional Investor magazine, a leading international business-to-business publisher focused primarily on international finance.
Bristol-Myers Squibb awarded the Allicense 2009 Breakthrough Alliance Award for collaboration with Exelixis. This is the second year in a row that the company has been presented with this prestigious recognition, which honors the world's best and most innovative partnerships between biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
FORTUNE China named Bristol-Myers Squibb China a Top Ten Green Company for 2009 in recognition of Bristol-Myers Squibb's hepatitis awareness, prevention and care efforts in Asia. Since 2002, Bristol-Myers Squibb China has partnered with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and local non-profit organizations on 11 hepatitis prevention and control projects that have directly benefited seven million people.
Barron's 2009 Most Respected Companies Survey includes Bristol-Myers Squibb as the world's 40th most respected company. The survey reflects opinions of money managers for the 100 largest public companies in the world based on stock market capitalization. A variety of attributes contribute to the overall score, including strong management, sound business strategy, ethical practices and financial performance.
Calvert, a leader in socially responsible investing, has created the Calvert Social Index®, a broad-based, rigorously constructed benchmark for measuring the performance of socially responsible companies. Calvert's Social Research Department analyzes the top 1,000 largest U.S. companies annually. Bristol-Myers Squibb has been on its Social Index of companies since 2003.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund honored Sandra Leung, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, as a recipient of its 2009 Justice in Action Award. The award, which recognizes exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions in advancing justice and equality, was presented in March in New York.
The Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the American Chemical Society will present John E. Macor, executive director, Neuroscience Discovery Chemistry, Research and Development, with the 2009 Robert M. Scarborough Memorial Award. This prestigious achievement recognizes scientists under the age of 50 who have documented success in the discovery of pharmaceutical compounds and who have made significant research contributions in medicinal chemistry. Macor was cited for the discovery of an anti-migraine medicine as well as a number of other clinical discoveries. The society will bestow the award at its annual meeting later this year.