Energy conservation

Using responsible practices to conserve and create energy

We collect and report data on electricity, purchased steam and fuel use from our facilities worldwide. Fuels include diesel, propane, kerosene, fuel oil and natural gas. Gasoline consumption is tracked for our sales fleet. The majority of the fuel consumed by our facilities is natural gas, which is cleaner burning than fuel oils. In addition to the fuel used on-site by our facilities (categorized as Scope 1 direct energy use), we also track indirect energy (Scope 2), which includes electricity purchased by Bristol Myers Squibb. Our total absolute energy use decreased 13.3 percent between 2015 and 2019 (See Key Performance Indicators table).

Energy program


We have established a Global Energy & Sustainability Services team, with worldwide responsibility and oversight of energy management throughout the company. Program objectives are supported by a number of other company initiatives that address energy issues, including our EOHSS Policy, engineering standards and review of capital investments. As a result, our new facilities make use of state-of-the art, energy-efficient technologies.

Our efforts have resulted in significant recognition for our sites, and our company as a whole. We are a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star® Partner, and Bristol Myers Squibb was recognized as a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, after having won Energy Star Partner of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Sustained Excellence in 2019 and 2020. We have 17 LEED®-rated buildings (7 Gold, 9 Silver, 1 Certified) across our North American and European footprint. 

Currently, several of our facilities around the world have systems that generate electricity on site, including:

  • Summit, New Jersey
  • Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Princeton Pike, New Jersey
  • New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Shanghai, China

Some of these locations have cogeneration facilities on site. Cogeneration produces electricity plus steam or hot water for site operations using one fuel (typically natural gas), thereby greatly increasing efficiency and decreasing the site's use of purchased electricity.

Our manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China has installed two solar photovoltaic systems. These rooftop systems will generate over 400,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, resulting in greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 250 metric tons. 

Solar photovoltaic arrays have been installed in several facilities across New Jersey. A rooftop solar PV system at our Princeton Pike site generates nearly 10% of the site’s total annual electricity needs. Our Lawrenceville site hosts a solar photovoltaic system which came on-line in late 2019.