We define sustainability as conducting our business to help patients prevail over serious diseases in a manner that contributes to economic growth, social responsibility and a healthy environment now and in the future.
Our Key Sustainability Issues
Sustainability is embedded in the guiding principles and values that drive our business strategy: the Bristol-Myers Squibb mission—to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases—and Our Commitment to all of our stakeholders: “To act on our belief that the priceless ingredient of every product is the honor and integrity of its maker.”
Bristol-Myers Squibb has worked with internal and external stakeholders in identifying the following sustainability issues as most significant to our company:
- Commitment to corporate governance, compliance and transparency
- Focus on serious diseases with significant unmet medical needs
- Enabling research and development through protection of intellectual property rights and pricing
- Facilitating access to medicines and health care: compassion for patients
- Conserving energy and water to protect the global environment
These five key issues are highlighted in our sustainability website, where we provide detailed information on the systems we have in place to manage these issues, our efforts to engage with stakeholders, our goals for the future and the results of our performance.