Bristol-Myers Squibb has obtained the following independent reviews:
Investor Carbon Disclosure Project – Accuracy of GHG Emissions & Water Withdrawal Assertions
- Investor Carbon Disclosure Project - Accuracy of GHG Emissions & Water Withdrawal Assertions
- Select Environmental Data – Independent Assurance Statement
- GRI Application Level Check
- EHS Evaluation Program Attestation
Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. (BVNA) was engaged to conduct an independent verification of the
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water withdrawal reported by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) for the
period of January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. This Verification Statement applies to the related information included within the scope of work.
The determination of the GHG emissions and water withdrawal is the sole responsibility of BMS. BVNA’s
sole responsibility was to provide independent verification on the accuracy of the GHG emissions and
water withdrawal assertions, and on the underlying systems and processes used to collect, analyze and review the information.
A copy of the letter detailing the results of this assessment is available here. (PDF 79KB)
Select Environmental Data - Independent Assurance Statement
Bureau Veritas North America, Inc. (BVNA) was engaged by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) to conduct an independent assurance of select environmental data reported in its corporate social responsibility report (the Report). This Assurance Statement applies to the related information included within the scope of work which includes; Direct Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1) (excluding refrigerant emissions), Indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2), GHG emissions from business travel on commercial airlines (Scope 3), Energy Consumption and Water Withdrawal. The intended users of the assurance statement are the stakeholders of BMS. The overall aim of this process is to provide assurance to BMS’s stakeholders on the accuracy, reliability and objectivity of select information included in the Report.
The environmental data and its presentation in the Report are the sole responsibility of the management of BMS. BVNA was not involved in the collection of the information or the drafting of the Report.
A copy of the Independent Assurance Statement detailing the results of this assessment is available here. (PDF 35KB)
GRI Application Level Check
GRI hereby states that Bristol-Myers Squibb has presented its report “Sustainability Report” (2011) to GRI’s Report Services which have concluded that the report fulfills the requirement of Application Level B+.
GRI Application Levels communicate the extent to which the content of the G3 Guidelines has been used in the submitted sustainability reporting. The Check confirms that the required set and number of disclosures for that Application Level have been addressed in the reporting and that the GRI Content Index demonstrates a valid representation of the required disclosures, as described in the GRI G3 Guidelines. For methodology, see (www.globalreporting.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/ALC-Methodology.pdf 117KB)
A copy of the GRI Application Level Check B+ is available here. (PDF 325)
EHS Evaluation Program Attestation
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc. (STC) was engaged by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS), to perform a quality assurance review of its internal Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Evaluation Program. The objective of this review was to determine if internal EHS audit systems are functioning effectively to maintain and continually improve EHS performance and to verify that the Evaluation Program was operating in conformance with established procedures and selected external consensus standards.
STC’s review process included the observation of an EHS Evaluation site visit, interviews with Evaluation Program staff and key stakeholders, and review of audit documents. Data gathering took place during November 2010.
STC found that the BMS EHS Evaluation program conforms to the organization’s Corporate Evaluation SOP (CEHSS-ADM-007) and to the external standards against which it was compared.
A copy of the EHS Evaluation Program Attestation is available here (PDF 60KB).