Our corporate social responsibility
Country to Country for Cancer (C2C4C)
C2C4C in Benelux
From 16 to 18 September 2023, BMS employees from Belgium and the Netherlands took part in the 8th edition of the Country 2 Country 4 Cancer bike tour. In 3 stages, they cycled via a start in Paris to Calais with Uxbridge (London) as the final destination. A total of 320.65 kilometres were covered, in 13 hours and 28 minutes and with 2,774 metres of altitude gain. The race was organised for the charity Villa Joep in the Netherlands and the Foundation against Cancer in Belgium.
Watch the 2022 compilation video and the 2023 BMS employees' motivations for participating and raising money for cancer research below.
Every year, Bristol Myers Squibb employees around the world come together and express their unwavering commitment to cancer research. Around the world, they participate in the C2C4C rides: the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer (USA), Country 2 Country 4 Cancer (Europe) and Continent 2 Continent 4 Cancer (Japan) bike rides. Over the past seven years, BMS has raised over $6.7 million for cancer research worldwide.
C2C4C in Europe
Bristol Myers Squibb organised the 7th edition of the "Country 2 Country 4 Cancer" from 3 to 19 September 2022. In Europe, 150 Bristol Myers Squibb employees, divided into 16 teams from 14 countries, came together to cycle for 18 days. They covered almost 3,000 km in 7 stages, i.e., 360 km per cyclist in 3 days with the aim of raising funds for cancer research and for European cancer organisations that are members of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC). Since 2016, more than 1.31 million euros have been raised in Europe in this way.
BMS for Community
In 2020, BMS colleagues around the world, their families and patients exercised, moved or volunteered for the BMS for Community initiative. Not only did we reach our goal of one million minutes of walking, running, biking but we also donated $1 million to the fight against COVID-19. We exceeded it twice over by moving 2,967,388 minutes.
Move for Minutes was organised again in 2021 by BMS for Community. A total of over 3.2 million minutes of exercise, sports and volunteering were registred, resulting in a $1 million donation to Special Olympics.