Bristol-Myers Squibb - The 12 greenest companies in biopharma

Bristol-Myers Squibb

2009 figures

CO2 emissions: about 650M kilograms (kg) (about 700M); 35 kg per $1000 of sales (40kg)
Water Intake/Use: Use: almost 25B liters (about 26B); about 1,250 liters per $1000 of sales (about 1,500B)
Hazardous Waste
: about 2.8M kg (about 3.3M); 0.15 kg per $1000 of sales (0,19)
Nonhazardous Waste: about 21M kg (about 18M); 1.2 kg per $1000 of sales (about 1)
Wastewater Effluents: about 825 metric tons (about 950); about 45 grams per $1000 sales (about 55)
Energy: about 12.6M gigajoules (about the same); about 650M joules per $1000 sales (about 700M)

Among its sustainability accomplishments, Bristol-Myers Squibb boasts the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Silver certification it received last year for its biologics manufacturing facility in Devens, MA. The associated lab and office building at the same facility achieved Gold status.

The project involved advanced energy modeling during the design stage, targeting an 11 percent savings over comparable buildings through high-efficiency windows, insulation and motors. Some 30 percent of the building materials were themselves recycled, and nearly 90 percent of construction and demolition waste was diverted from landfills for recycling. The plant is situated on a redeveloped brownfield site.

BMS is implementing a new set of environmental goals to run through 2015. Among them, a further 15 percent reduction in both total energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and a water use reduction of 10 percent.

Bristol-Myers Squibb - The 12 greenest companies in biopharma