Humacao, Puerto Rico
Facts and Figures
Community and Social Progress
- The site started operations in 1970. Major product categories include:
- Central Nervous System
Environmental Performance and Awards
- The site sponsors an academic workshop on environmental topics,
open houses, radio messages on environmental conservation, participation
in community fairs and technical seminars. The site has received recognition by government, academic and public organizations
for the company's EHS efforts. Program highlights include:
- Two schools adopted, High School Ana Roque and Elementary School
- Under the "Science for All" educational program
sponsorship of summer research internships, hands-on inquiry science
education training and science fairs
- BMS provides support to the Natural Reserve of Humacao to help maintain and preserve
the habitat for numerous aquatic species, many of them endangered
- Reforestation of adjacent areas near the facility; Adopt-a-Road
- To further improve the site's safety statistics, the following programs
have been strengthened:
- Accident and incident investigation
- EHS training
- EHS facility self assessment
- EHS inspection
- Behavioral accident prevention process
- The Puerto Rico Engineers and Surveyors Association, as well as its
Humacao Region, have both conferred upon the Bristol-Myers Squibb Humacao
site the Outstanding Achievement Award in Civil Engineering for the
facility's storm water management enhancement project. As a result of
its innovative design and implementation, the project recycles storm
water, controls run off, and relieves flooding in surrounding residential
communities and main thoroughfares.
- Since 1994 Humacao has been recognized annually for its strict compliance
with its wastewater treatment plant operation permits and the Puerto
Rico Aqueducts and Water Authority.
- The site's waste water treatment plant has been cited as one of the
"Best" by the Puerto Rico Environmental Association.
- A continuous innovation team has been instituted to implement processes
and procedures to bring the emergency response team to an "Excellence
Level of Performance" in the mitigation of catastrophic events.
- For two consecutive years, G.C. Reciclaje, Inc. recognized the site
for its extraordinary successful effort in implementing a recycling
program with the GOLDEN COQUI AWARD.
- The municipal government of Humacao awarded the CACIQUE JUMACAO AWARD
in recognition as one of the best industries in regards to recycling
This facility is required to report annually on releases of toxic chemicals
to the air, water, and land under Section 313 of the Superfund Amendments
and Reauthorization Act. This website contains links
to the U.S. government's toxic release inventory database.