Facts and Figures
Community and Social Progress
- The Tlalpan, Mexico, facility produces pharmaceutical and consumer products for domestic and international markets. The facility operations include maintenance, warehousing, planning, purchasing and human resources.
- Dosage forms include tablets, capsules, film-coated tablets, oral liquids, sterile liquids, suspensions, oral powders, effervescent powders, and suppositories. Product types manufactured include:
- Cardiovascular products
- Central nervous system products
- Non penicillin antibiotic products
- Anti-acid products
- The "Recicla Jugando" Program teaches employees' children the importance of segregation of refuse materials for recycling.
- The First Aid for the Community program provides neighbors with training to respond to off-the-job emergencies.
The cafeteria has met the "Distinctive H" qualifications from the Secretary of Tourism, certifying the cafeteria as a "Comedor de Alta Calidad e Higiene" (high quality and hygiene restaurant). This certification addresses hygiene surveillance and performance on food safety issues. Bristol-Myers Squibb established this requirement for the cafeteria service provider and actively monitors its performance.
- In the Tlalpan facility, the EHS department is responsible for:
- Evaluation of risks in the workplace
- Monitoring emissions
- Water Analysis
- Management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid wastes
- Industrial hygiene monitoring
- Analyses of process safety
- Preparation and response to emergencies
- Personnel training in environmental and safety matters
- On December 16, 1996, the Tlalpan facility was the first Bristol-Myers Squibb worldwide medicines plant certified under the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. The facility was the first pharmaceutical facility in Mexico to be certified under this standard. Site management simultaneously pursued ISO 9002 registration, which was achieved in March 1997. This effort reinforced the teamwork ethic at the site and provided the opportunity to eliminate redundancies in quality and EHS procedures.
- The certification of ISO 14001 (achieved in 1996), jointly with ISO 9002 (achieved in 2000), has improved the efficiency of all personnel in the plant. These standards are a management system that covers the organizational structure, planning, responsibilities, practices, procedures, and resources. Included in the process are the follow-up, re-examination, and maintenance of the facility's environmental and quality policies. This has created one strategic vision for the facility, and has established personal and team objectives that are aligned with that vision.
By optimizing the use or purchase of resources, energy, combustibles, water and raw materials, this plant has been able to:
- Reduce costs of waste management and eliminate wastes
- Rationalize process investments to improve safety
- Reduce accidents in the last five years
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