Mt. Vernon, Indiana
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The Mt. Vernon operations manufacture pharmaceutical products and include the following business groups:
Community and Social Progress
- Indiana Global Manufacturing and Supply
- Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Greenway Project Awarded Donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
To help commemorate their 100th Anniversary, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation provided a gift of $250,000 to the City of Evansville Parks Foundation for the Greenway project. The Greenway project which began in the mid-1990s, will eventually encircle the city, forming a bicycle/pedestrian path with links to neighborhoods and parks. The donation, which is the largest corporate donation to the Greenway project, will enable the city to receive $2.2 million in matching funds. These funds will be used to complete the next section of the Greenway project which will extend from Casino Aztar to just north of Franklin Street. This new portion of the greenway will follow the north side of Ohio Street to Pigeon Creek where a new trailhead parking area and canoe launch have been created. In addition, the new section will include a passage to the historic Joan Marchand Bridge that is currently being restored and converted to a lookout point. The Greenway project is important to the quality of life in the Evansville area because it not only creates "green space," it also promotes healthy activity to people of all ages.
- Mt. Vernon Indiana Global Manufacturing and Supply obtained OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) star status by entering into a partnership with OSHA to continue to improve and meet the requirements of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. The VPP process emphasizes holding managers accountable for worker safety and health, the continual identification and elimination of hazards, and the active involvement of employees in their own protection.
- Two employees were selected to participate as Special Government Employees (SGE), part of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) in 2011. The SGE program allows industry employees to work alongside OSHA during VPP onsite evaluations. This benefits OSHA by supplementing its on-site evaluation teams, and it gives industry and government an opportunity to work together, sharing views and ideas.
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- The Mt. Vernon site implemented a systems based EHS program that emphasizes process robustness in four element areas: Physical Conditions, Capability Development, Behavior Management and Leadership. This process extends ownership of the EHS process to all employees and encourages participation through many value-adding activities. Results to date have been excellent.
- In support of the Bristol-Myers Squibb 2015 Sustainability Goals, the site completed an energy reduction project of replacing over 600 conventional steam traps to a new venturi-style steam trap. The project will result in an estimated natural gas consumption reduction of 15%.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company has been a member of the Wildlife Habitat Council since 1999. Bristol-Myers Squibb has five certified Wildlife at Work programs in the US. The Mount Vernon facility, certified since 2002, is proud to be home to one of the Wildlife at Work sites. The Mount Vernon Facility is a 220-acre campus in a rural setting bounded on the north by railroad rights-of-way. McFadden Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River, meanders around the property forming a riparian corridor approximately one mile in length. Approximately 75 acres of the property is planted with a mixture of grassland, shrub, woods and landscaped parking areas and 15 acres in wildlife habitat development areas. Working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife, local university, and a local nature society, Bristol-Myers Squibb developed a plan to improve nesting, brood and escape habitat for upland wildlife species and to promote soil and water conservation on-site.
- Various conservation practices and projects are managed through the property, such as field borders, food plots, warm season grass plots, wildflower gardens and reforestation activities. Along the southern portion of the property, employees planted grass-legume food plot strips to increase the availability of wildlife forage. Selected areas along McFadden Creek were revegetated, including 300 white oak seedlings, 200 bald cypress seedlings and 100 dogwood seedlings.
- The various habitat types present on-site provide grassland habitat and cover opportunities required by bobwhite quail, red-tailed hawk and eastern meadowlark, as well as red fox, coyote and groundhog. The Mount Vernon campus is divided into three areas, which are maintained with site-specific plans. Wildlife observations are recorded at each of these sites.
- A partnership between Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy has promoted environmental stewardship. Funds from a Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Grant are being used to assist in a 240-acre addition to Saunders Woods, a State Nature Preserve in Gibson County, Indiana. Saunders Woods is a rare remnant and best remaining example of a Wabash River wet-mesic, bottomland forest.
- The Mt. Vernon campus is a charter member of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). ESP is yet another alliance with regulatory officials to integrate environmental stewardship into our culture.
- Each year the facility participates in Earth Day activities. Home electronics recycling was added to the event. People were able to bring computers, VCRs, and other appliances to the Mt. Vernon site for proper recycling. In April 2010, the site installed a collection center for employee home recyclables, hosted several e-waste and chemical waste collections, and provided various educational opportunities from our local utility services. In 2011, the site handed out over 700 trees, erected bird houses and returned 10 additional acres to native grasslands.