Position Statement on Human Rights
This Position Statement sets forth Bristol-Myers Squibb’s commitment to support the principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption in all our business activities. It is incumbent on all company employees to help advance human rights in the communities we serve worldwide.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Position
Bristol-Myers Squibb fully supports the principles established under the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. Governments have the responsibility to protect and respect the human rights of its citizens. Bristol-Myers Squibb appreciates and understands its significant responsibility to protect human rights. Through the Global Compact, we commit to support the principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption in all our business activities.
As embodied in our company’s Commitment, we promise to our patients and customers, employees, global communities, shareholders, environment and other stakeholders that we will act on our belief that the priceless ingredient of every product is the integrity of its maker. As such, we operate with effective governance and high standards of ethical behavior and we take our commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability seriously, and extend this expectation to our partners and suppliers.
We strive to avoid complicity in human rights abuses and comply with the laws in the countries where we do business. We embrace a diverse and inclusive workforce, and promote the health, safety, equitable and respectful treatment of our employees without discrimination or harassment.
Our Mission, “To discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases” helps advance human rights in the communities we serve worldwide. We advocate for increased access to health care throughout the world. We partner with governments, international agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other stakeholders to help reduce health disparities by strengthening community-based health care support services and through our patient assistance and philanthropic programs. To learn more about our programs to improve access to medicines and global health please click here.