Facts and Figures
The Wallingford facility is a multi-wing single building with one million square feet dedicated to drug discovery and drug development activities within the Pharmaceutical Research Institute. The following departments are represented in Wallingford:
Community and Social Progress
- Applied biotechnology
- Applied Genomics
- Clinical research
- Metabolism & pharmacokinetics
Health and safety performance
- Environmental Health & Safety training is provided as part of the new employee orientation program for all new and transferred employees. This training covers the EHS aspects for working safely at the Wallingford site including proper waste segregation and disposal. This training covers the company's commitment to safety and environmental stewardship.
- With the installation of the cogeneration (cogen) unit for both power and steam, the building of the daycare facility, the building of the E-F node, and the expansion of the materials handling building, the company is saving energy, increasing capacity for pharmaceutical research, improving safety, and enhancing flexibility for researchers.
- 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 U.S. and the Wallingford campus, certified since 2004, is proud to be one of them. The property contains approximately 180 acres of undeveloped land consisting of forests, meadows, fields and wetlands. The current wildlife team grew out of the former "Green Team" of the late 1990's. As employee interest grew, the group refocused to promote and implement projects that would increase species diversity, preserve and enhance natural habitats and provide education regarding the value of habitat preservation. Today, the wildlife team has grown to over 35 participants and continues to expand.
- With the help of local Boy Scouts, nest boxes were built and installed around the property for eastern bluebirds and tree swallows. Twenty-five boxes were placed near water and open meadows. A pond management program has helped create a diverse habitat for a number of insects, amphibians, birds and other species. No-mow zones have created buffer areas where native plants established themselves naturally in an early successional stage. Basking logs were added to the ponds to create perching, resting and cover resources for aquatic species
- Additionally, algae growth and migratory geese populations are controlled. A self-sustaining pollinator habitat and two nature trails with interpretive signage are also on site. The Wallingford Campus adopted stiff goldenrod, an endangered species in Connecticut, as part of their habitat management efforts. The perennial flower was planted in the flower garden and is highly attractive to pollinators and birds who feed on its seeds. This program was designed as an initiative to raise employee awareness while also protecting an important native species. Site employees are involved in community outreach as well.
- The two ponds on site were vacuum dredged to remove accumulated sediments and excessive weed growth, to enhance the aesthetics and provide an improved aquatic habitat for resident species.
- The Wallingford facility has created a nature trail to provide a fitness walk and encourage wildlife habitat awareness. Bird boxes and bat houses have been installed and features from the farmland and apple orchard have been preserved and picnic tables added for an ideal setting for the enjoyment of the diverse local and migrant bird population.
Goals and Objectives
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- Achieve 100 percent compliance with required Environment Health and Safety training programs.