Hopewell, New Jersey
Facts and Figures
Community and Social Progress
- The 433-acre campus offers one million square feet of laboratories,
office space, and computing facilities, with opportunities to expand
in the future.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb acquired the research, data, and administrative
center in Hopewell in 1997.
Awards and Recognition
- Bristol-Myers Squibb has provided a $50,000 grant to the Hopewell Valley Foundation
to support science education. Bristol-Myers has also provided science
kits used in the Hopewell Elementary School.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb sponsored two "Project WET" teacher workshops to promote awareness, appreciation,
knowledge, and stewardship of water resources.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb partnered with Hopewell Valley High School, North
Brunswick High School, and Rutgers University as part of FIRST (For
Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to expose high school students to engineering
by teaming them up with experts from the business and academic sectors.
- For the past 15 years, the company has supported the Minority Access
to the Professions Scholars program at Middlesex County College
in Edison, New Jersey to provide African-American and Hispanic students
with career and educational planning support as well as personal growth
and development through internships and mentoring with corporate sponsors.
- At Princeton University, the company supports the QUEST program to
enhance the science and math teaching skills of elementary school teachers.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Hopewell participates in the BLAST (Building Leadership &
Assistance for Science Teaching) program, in which employees
assist teachers in classroom science
and participate in short courses at Rider University that enable
them to delve into the theory and practice of inquiry, classroom learning,
and "science coaching."
Support to local emergency response organizations
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Hopewell received numerous New
Jersey Annual Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Awards
- Bristol-Myers Squibb donated $30,000 to the Hopewell Valley Fire Commissioners for
the purchase of a Fire Education Trailer to teach children the proper way to react to and escape from
Land conservation / habitat protection / endangered species
- In August 2006, the Hopewell campus was nominated
by the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association for the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's first annual Water Efficiency Leaders Award, which
recognizes organizations who are providing leadership and innovation
in water efficient practices.
- The Hopewell campus received River Friendly
Business Certification from the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association
in July 2006.
- The Hopewell campus received certification from
the Wildlife Habitat Council in 2001, recognizing commendable management and environmental
- The facility has adopted the Marsh Hawk (Northern Harrier/Circus cyaneus)
as part of the company's Sustainability
2010 goal to encourage each facility and business to help protect
endangered species and habitats.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb has been a member of the Wildlife Habitat
Council since 1999. Bristol-Myers Squibb has five certified Wildlife
at Work programs in the U.S. The Hopewell campus, certified since
2001, is proud to be one of them. A 433-acre
campus with more than 385 acres available for wildlife habitat projects, the campus is a mosaic of agricultural fields, upland forest, landscaped
open space, riparian forest and aquatic habitats that are part of the
Stony Brook watershed. The Hopewell campus' volunteer wildlife
team implements and maintains a number of habitat enhancement projects,
such as installing 60 bluebird boxes, seven screech
owl boxes and eight wood duck boxes around the campus. Through the Campus
Nesting Box program, volunteers monitor the nest boxes throughout the
breeding season to record data on use of the boxes, and perform maintenance
on boxes following the breeding season.
- To date, volunteers have planted more than 4,000 plants representing 33 native species, including
oak, steeplebush, winterberry, red-osier dogwood and chokeberry.
In more than 15 acres of wetland habitat. Volunteers have restored 1,350 linear feet of riparian
buffers once dominated by invasive species or landscaping. Each
year, new locations are identified to implement restoration activities.
- The Hopewell team conducted an education campaign
on campus to address large scale issues such as ecosystem and watershed
health, hazardous materials recycling, protecting endangered species
and conducting environmentally friendly business within the community.
- The Hopewell facility developed a brochure (1.9 MB PDF) to help raise awareness about stormwater management. We have implemented a watershed
stormwater management plan that provides an integrative approach to
evaluating activities that may influence water
resources locally and downstream. We have
optimized water reuse to reduce wastewater discharge, reduced our use
of fertilizers and pesticides, enhanced wetland areas to reduce stormwater
velocity and increase groundwater recharge, and landscaped the Hopewell
campus to reduce high maintenance and impervious surfaces. We monitor water quality in the Stony Brook.
- The Hopewell facility has developed a brochure (319k PDF) to help raise awareness about local threatened and endangered
species. This brochure also encourages taking steps in order to protect
- Brochure ( Watershed
Walk (529k PDF)), shows our two-mile trail with seven stations highlighting the important features
of the campus.
- In support of Earth Day, we also developed a Wildlife
Walk (1.3mb PDF), which is a two-mile walk with six stations
describing the natural and developed wildlife habitat at the site.
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