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 site for use as a research, data, and administrative center in 1997.
Community and Social Progress
Bristol Myers Squibb is a founding sponsor of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, a 22-mile loop for walkers, runners and bicyclists that links public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships in Mercer County, New Jersey. A one-mile section of the trail was constructed on the Hopewell Campus and the company provided its municipal and nonprofit partners with charitable donations for roadway safety improvements related to the trail in Hopewell Township and to construct an adjoining segment at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association reserve. The company also has provided in-kind support to extend the trail into neighboring Pennington Borough. There are two additional trail segments on company-owned land in Lawrence Township. In all, the company has provided more than $2 million in financial and in-kind support to the Lawrence Hopewell Trail over the past decade.
The Hopewell Campus was recertified in 2012 by the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work program. The Nesting Box Program provides nesting habitat for cavity nesting species, such as the Wood Duck, Screech Owl, Eastern Bluebird, and Tree Swallow. Over the past decade, more than 4,500 plants representing 45 native species have been planted in restoration areas and 2,270 feet of riparian buffers once dominated by invasive species or landscaping have been restored.
Bristol Myers Squibb made a major gift to support the planned expansion of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s Buttinger Environmental Education Center and also donated money for the purchase of science equipment at the center. The company for many years has supported the Watershed’s Natural Link program, an environmental camp that provides children from Trenton with an opportunity to learn about the natural world. The company also supports the Watershed Association’s annual Butterfly Festival and Green Fair, and provides free parking and security for festival-goers.
Bristol Myers Squibb provided financial support to help the D&R Greenway Land Trust preserve the former St. Michael’s property in Hopewell Borough and has provided additional funds and employee volunteers to create a native plant nursery and bulk seed production facility on the property.
Bristol Myers Squibb helped the Hopewell Valley Education Foundation and Hopewell Valley Regional School District bring the Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program to seventh and eighth-graders at Timberlane Middle School.
Educators from the Hopewell Valley Regional School District participate in CONNECT-ED, a professional development program offered by the Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Rider University. CONNECT-ED helps K-12 teachers of science and math model the inquiry approach to teaching and learning, organize content around the Big Ideas in science and math, and make concept connections across grade levels and academic disciplines. CONNECT-ED receives annual financial support from Bristol Myers Squibb.
Bristol Myers Squibb is a long-time sponsor of Pennington Day, which raises money for charitable organizations that strengthen the Pennington-area community.
Bristol Myers Squibb sponsors Hopewell Valley Central High School’s Team SPIKE 293 in the U.S. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The team is one of ten in New Jersey and Connecticut that is sponsored by the company.
Other organizations in the Hopewell Valley that have received charitable donations from Bristol Myers Squibb include: Recreation Foundation of Hopewell Valley, Hopewell Valley Senior Services, Hopewell Valley Veterans Association, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, and The Sourland Planning Council.
Each year, Bristol Myers Squibb provides Confined Space Rescue Training for over 60 emergency responders in Mercer and Middlesex counties as part of the Mercer County Technical Rescue Operations Team.
Bristol Myers Squibb employees participate with the New Jersey State Police Urban Search and Rescue Team and Mercer County Technical Rescue Operations that provide emergency response in the event of a major disaster in New Jersey or other affected regions.
Bristol Myers Squibb provides access to our facilities for training operations for police K-9 teams and hands-on fire extinguisher training for local fire departments and associated agencies.
Awards and Recognition
Bristol Myers Squibb Hopewell is recognized as a 2017 Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. We are engaged in comprehensive policies and programs to manage energy use at facilities worldwide.
Bristol Myers Squibb Hopewell received numerous New Jersey Annual Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Awards.
Installed a reclaimed water system in 2002 and reused over 20,000,000 gallons to date.
Dedicated 144 acres towards an open space easement as part of the General Development Plan.
Established a Riparian Restoration and Enhancement Program in 2001, restoring over 2,500 linear feet with native plantings.
Received certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council in 2001 and program recertification in 2006, 2009 and 2012.