Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Facts and Figures


  • 1.67 million square feet of building space situated on a 280-acre site.

Types of products produced, researched, or distributed:

  • The Lawrenceville site is an early discovery site with Research & Development (R&D) laboratories, offices and support services.

Community and Social Progress

  • Bristol Myers Squibb is a founding sponsor of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), 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. There are two trail segments on company-owned land in Lawrence Township and the company has provided more than $2 million in financial and in-kind support to the trail over the past decade.
  • The campus was recertified in 2012 by the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work program and each year the National Audubon Society conducts its Mercer County bird census on campus.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb helped D&R Greenway Land Trust acquire and preserve Carson Road Woods, which borders the campus.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb helps Sustainable Lawrence promote environmental education and stewardship in Lawrence Township and serves on the Lawrence Township Green Team.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb is a founding sponsor of the Lawrence Township Community Foundation, whose donors also include Educational Testing Service, Rider University and The Lawrenceville School.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb helped create a state-of-the-art community health clinic to serve uninsured and underinsured adults and children, which opened in May 2012 at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. In addition to meeting the primary care needs of struggling families, the clinic also will help those whose physical illnesses are complicated by depression, anxiety and other mental health issues through services such as individual psychotherapy, family therapy and addiction counseling.
  • Science and math teachers from 16 school districts in Central New Jersey participate in professional development workshops offered by the Bristol Myers Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Rider University in Lawrenceville. The company provides annual support to the center’s CONNECT-ED program, which promotes hands-on, inquiry-based learning of science in grades K-12.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb helped the Lawrence Township Education Foundation and the Lawrence Township School District introduce a robotics curriculum for all students at Lawrence Middle School and Lawrence Intermediate School and also supported a program to introduce students at the district’s elementary schools to engineering to enhance their interest in science and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • A Bristol Myers Squibb employee participates with the Mercer County Technical Rescue Operations Team.
  • 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.
  • A significant portion of Bristol Myers Squibb’s philanthropic support in New Jersey is directed to Trenton, the state’s capital city, where one in four children lives in poverty.
  • Wildlife Habitat Council-certified site since 2003.
  • Wildlife Habitat Council- Eastern Bluebird monitoring program by more than 30 Bristol Myers Squibb employees at 20 hours/year.
  • Sustainable Lawrence is a non-profit that employs 1 Bristol Myers Squibb employee at 10 hours/year.
  • Sustainable Lawrence was awarded monetary grants in 2006-2012 by Bristol Myers Squibb.
  • This facility maintains the State of New Jersey Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Awards Program, and has received multiple awards for outstanding performance.
  • The Lawrenceville facility has been a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Environmental Stewardship Initiative recipient for its voluntary and proactive measures taken to go beyond compliance in an effort to improve the environment and ensure a sustainable future.
  • This facility provides support to local Fire Departments, and 2 Bristol Myers Squibb employees are Fire Chiefs with local fire departments.
  • The Lawrenceville facility participates in the American Heart Association Heart Walk.
  • Lawrence Township’s Growth & Redevelopment Committee presented Bristol Myers Squibb with the Ralph Copleman Environmental Award for its environmental stewardship efforts such as the Lawrence Hopewell Trail and other projects.

Environmental Health and Safety

  • The Lawrenceville site increased the number of Eastern Bluebird nest boxes monitored from 55 to 75, which increases land area monitored by approximately 15 acres.
  • Coopers Hawk is the site-sponsored endangered species.
  • In 2010, the Lawrenceville site constructed a turtle beach for local turtle species to enrich the turtle laying habitat.
  • In 2009, the site received  the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Stewardship Award.
  • The Water Conservation Team meets regularly to provide ideas to help reduce water usage.
  • As of mid-2012, the Lawrenceville site has reduced water usage by 16.2% versus the baseline 2009 year. This is a result of several water usage reduction projects and processes including:
    • Installation of new cooling tower water treatment control systems to maximize water and chemical use.
    • Changes to the weekly fire pump testing process have reduced water used for testing by about 30,000 gallons a week.
  • The site increased Central Utilities cooling water cycle times to reduce use of makeup water.
  • In 2007, the Lawrenceville site completed a 3-year Aquascape program by planting emerging vegetation around the entire 15-acre lake shore (to reduce nutrient loading) as part of the Lake Management Program.
  • In April 2009, the Lawrenceville site planted 200 spruce tree seedlings, in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint at its Earth Day/Go Green activities.
  • In July 2009, the Lawrenceville site completed a site flora and fauna inventory. A native species seed planting at the pond riprap areas was completed to further enhance existing plantings on site.
Key Facility Environmental Performance Metrics 2012
Total Energy Use 780,000 gigajoules
Water Use 250,000,000 liters

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ mile bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, Mercer County, New Jersey. The idea for the LHT grew out of a commitment to improving the quality of life for all who live or work in the region. The LHT supports an active, livable, and sustainable community with alternative forms of transportation to reduce reliance on automobiles. We also promote health and fitness, recreation, and outdoor education.

The LHT was conceived by employees of the Bristol Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville campus in 2001 and then quickly embraced by staff from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The LHT was officially incorporated in 2002.

Since its inception, the LHT has achieved many milestones with the support of: Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, the County of Mercer, and the State of New Jersey; Bristol Myers-Squibb and Educational Testing Service (ETS); many other partners, including the Delaware & Raritan Greenway Land Trust, the Hopewell Valley Regional School District, the Hopewell Valley YMCA, The Lawrenceville School, Main Street Lawrenceville, the Lawrence Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Green Acres Program, St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Brandywine Realty Trust, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Master Gardeners of Mercer County; and a number of bicycle clubs, recreational groups, environmental organizations, and local residents.

Public access to over 50% of the LHT was achieved in 2008 and we established a goal to complete the entire trail by 2012.

The LHT and Bristol Myers Squibb commemorated Earth Day at Bristol Myers Squibb Lawrenceville with a ribbon-cutting to formally open a beautiful section of trail at the Bristol Myers Squibb campus and at Carson Road Woods Park. You can now ride from the Bristol Myers Squibb Lawrenceville campus through to the campus and trails at Educational Testing Service, about 4.5 miles.

Lawrence Township’s Growth & Redevelopment Committee presented Bristol Myers Squibb with the Ralph Coleman Environmental Award for its environmental stewardship efforts such as Lawrence Hopewell Trail and other projects.

Sustainable Lawrence

Who are we? Sustainable Lawrence is a large group of residents, businesses, congregations, and other organizations dedicated to creating a sustainable community in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

What is our mission? To encourage the people and institutions of Lawrence Township to cooperatively adopt fundamental principles of sustainability and to develop policies and practices that fulfill those principles.


The Greening of Lawrence Township, N.J. Despite the predictions of a possible blizzard, over 125 residents of Lawrence braved the elements to participate in The Greening of Lawrence Township, an informative and energizing public environmental forum sponsored by the Lawrence Township Community Foundation and The Lawrenceville School in 2005. This was the start of a true community conversation on sustainability.

From the Bottom Up Keynote speaker Sarah James, renowned planner and author of The Natural Step for Communities, presented the results of community-based efforts in Sweden and the U.S. which could be replicated here in Lawrence. Ms. James stressed the importance of local government committing to systematic change by clearly defining sustainability objectives. This can be done using a bottom-up approach in which the municipal government and community work together to become independent innovators and forces of change.

The Conversation Evolves Mayor Pam Mount and Ralph Copleman, acting as forces of change, signed up over 70 participants at the event who were keen to continue the dialogue and address sustainability issues head on. The conversation continued at a late Spring gathering in 2005, which ultimately gave birth to the nonprofit organization Sustainable Lawrence. The newly minted Board of Directors was able to secure initial funding from local and national sponsors to continue the conversation.

One of the first acts of Sustainable Lawrence was to host a 3-day Sustainability Conference starting March 30, 2006. The conference brought together well over 100 people willing to plan an ecologically sustainable future for Lawrence Township, New Jersey. They represented every part of the community - business, education, faith, families, farming, government, neighborhoods - as well as age groups spanning seven decades.

In 2012, two Bristol Myers Squibb employees (one serving since 2005) served as volunteers on Sustainable Lawrence’s Board of Trustees promoting sustainable policies and practices by changing attitudes and habits of businesses, residents and other organizations.

Water Conservation

In Lawrenceville, several initiatives have been developed to support our company-wide Sustainability 2015 Goal to reduce total water use by 10%:

  • More frequent review of water use and quicker response/investigation to unplanned increase in water use.
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Water Conservation.
  • Help save water by reporting any leaks to the Facilities Service Center.
Water Status 2011 to 2012
Data 5
Site Lawrenceville, NJ
2011 Water 1/2 year gallons 32,519,908
2012 Water 1/2 year gallons 26,780,320
Variance to prior term 1/2 year (17.6%)
2009 Base 1/2 year gallons 31,969,968
Variance to Base 1/2 year (16.2%)

As of mid-2012, the Lawrenceville site has reduced water usage by 16.2% vs. the baseline 2009 year.

This is a result of several water usage reduction projects and processes including:

  • Installation of new cooling tower water treatment control systems to reduce water and chemical use.
  • Changes to the weekly fire pump testing process to reduce water used for testing by about 30,000 gallons a week.

Wildlife Habitat Council Certification

About the Wildlife Habitat Council - WHC The Wildlife Habitat Council is a nonprofit, non-lobbying 501(c)(3) group of corporations, conservation organizations, and individuals dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat.

Formed in 1988, WHC was the first organization to bring together conservation and business. We work with corporations and other landowners to create tailored voluntary wildlife habitat enhancement and conservation education programs on corporate facilities and in the communities where they operate.

WHC’s programs take corporate sustainability goals and objectives and translate them into tangible and measurable on-the-ground action. Through a focus on building collaboration for conservation with corporate employees, other conservation organizations, government agencies and community members, WHC programs focus on healthy ecosystems and connected communities.

Wildlife at Work The Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work program provides a structure for corporate-driven cooperative efforts between management, employees and community members to create, conserve and restore wildlife habitats on corporate lands.

Wildlife at Work programs are voluntary efforts that exceed regulatory requirements. Projects vary in scope from large-scale prairie and wetland restoration, to individual species management and native planting projects. These programs emphasize community involvement in habitat projects by collaborating with local teachers and students, Scout groups, Master Gardeners and other community members.

Diverse avenues for continued development are available for habitat programs and opportunities to link local restoration efforts with national programs. Our collaborative partnerships with conservation groups, industry organizations and federal agencies offer a commitment to land stewardship. WHC also works frequently within Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Southeast Asia to promote increased integration of global sustainability to protect Earth’s biological diversity.

Programs established for at least one year are eligible to apply for certification through WHC’s Corporate Wildlife Habitat Certification/International Accreditation Program.

Bristol Myers Squibb Lawrenceville Site has been WHC-certified since 2003. The every-three-year recertification processes demonstrate that Bristol Myers Squibb and its Service Provider employees at the site have remained committed to a long-term program that provides and enhances the wildlife habitat.

In 2009, the WHC in its congratulatory letter to Bristol Myers Squibb Lawrenceville stated, “The efforts of the employees at the Lawrenceville Campus, particularly the continuing success of the nest box program and use of native plants in restoration efforts around the pond, have been truly exceptional. The staff at the Wildlife Habitat Council wishes you continued success in your wildlife habitat enhancement programs.”

Recycling (2011)
Material Amount (in Tons) Kilograms
Aluminum 0.93 843.7
Glass 10.92 9,906.5
Plastic 1.47 1,333.6
Commingle 13.32 12,083.7
Mixed Paper/Cardboard 67.80 61,507.1
Shredded Paper 67.80 70,715.1
Paper 145.75 132,222.2