Bristol-Myers Squibb: Transportation
Transportation Fleet Vehicles

Our goal for transportation includes a 10 percent increase in fuel economy from 2009 to 2015 for the combined U.S./Canada fleet. The 2011 U.S. and Canada fleet fuel economy was 10.5 kilometers per liter (24.6 miles per gallon).

Year 2009
Reporting Year 2010 Reporting Year 2011 % Change vs. Baseline Goal
Fleet fuel economy (m/g) 21.2 24.2 24.6 16% 10%
Fleet fuel economy (km/l) 9.0 10.3 10.5 16% 10%

Bristol-Myers Squibb's fleet leases vehicles in the United States and Canada. The estimated annual CO2 emissions from these vehicles for 2011 were 29.6 million kilograms and are roughly 6 percent of the total CO2 emissions associated with our operations worldwide. From 2009 to 2011, these emissions decreased 12.9 percent in absolute terms. A transition to vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the Unites States is expected to drive progress against this goal.

Air Travel

Air Miles Flown

2009 2010 2011
239 million 241 million 247 million

Global data tracked by our corporate travel service indicate that company employees flew a total of 247 million air miles in 2011, representing approximately 49.4 million kilograms of annual CO2 emissions. Between 2009 and 2011, CO2 emissions from air travel have increased by 2.9 percent absolute. We continue to look for opportunities to reduce our transportation-related environmental impacts.


We are working with the shippers we use to identify environmental impacts, and to take innovative steps to reduce these impacts. Examples of improvements implemented so far for some of our products, resulting in carbon emission and cost reductions, include:

  • changing the transportation mode from air to ocean shipping, and
  • enhancing shipping efficiency by modifying tertiary packaging to reduce shipping volume.

With videoconferencing capabilities at Bristol-Myers Squibb facilities worldwide, our employees are conserving energy and reducing pollution, and saving time and costs associated with traveling to attend company business meetings. We estimate that we avoided several million air kilometers and hundreds of thousands of automobile kilometers annually by using videoconferencing. In addition, we realized productivity and cost savings from videoconference meetings. Bristol-Myers Squibb also actively encourages the use of electronic meetings via our intranet as a means for reducing travel.

Local Traffic

We offer flexible work schedules to employees, which also helps to reduce local traffic congestion.


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