GRI Data Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT BIOGEN

 

 

Revenue

Units

 

Million USD

2016

 

11,449

2017

 

12,274

2018

 

13,453

2019

 

14,378

R&D Spend

Million USD

1,973

2,254

2,597

2,281

No. of Employees

#

7,400

7,300

7,800

7,400

Corporate Equality Index 1

%

100

100

100

100

CDP Climate Change 1

Score

B

A

A-

A-

CDP Water 1

Score

B

A

B

B

Dow Jones Sustainability Index 1,2

Score

80

80

83
(Industry Leader)

83
(Industry Leader)

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Climate

Scope 1 (fossil fuels and refrigerants)

Metric Tons (MTCO2e)

61,926

61,577

68,448

67,031

Scope 2 Location-based method (electricity and steam)

MTCO2e

45,919

41,108

36,248

36,802

Scope 2 Market-based method (electricity and steam)

MTCO2e

155

59

61

106

Scope 3 3

MTCO2e

254,791

482,465

436,353

424,537

Purchased goods and services (category 1) 

MTCO2e

191,599

396,280

325,928

334,954

Capital goods
(category 2) 

MTCO2e

16,664

35,424

51,635

32,759

Upstream/downstream energy and water-related activities (category 3)

MTCO2e

9,321

10,533

11,048

10,515

Waste generated in operations
(category 5) 4

MTCO2e

637

573

758

645

Business travel
(category 6)

MTCO2e

17,542

21,111

27,277

24,083

Employee commuting (category 7)

MTCO2e

8,549

8,106

8,133

9,516

Upstream leased assets (category 8)

MTCO2e

0

0

0

0

End of life treatment, sold products
(category 12)

MTCO2e

10,479

10,438

11,574

12,065

Total Value Chain (Scopes 1, 2 Market and 3)

MTCO2e

316,873

544,100

504,862

491,674

Absolute Value Chain Reduction from 2013
(Target: 35% by 2030)

%

-17

43

33

30

Carbon Neutrality

Renewable Electricity Certificates Retired 5
(for Biogen operations)

MWh

142,988

130,532

129,570

141,669

Renewable Electricity Certificates Retired 5,6
(for Suppliers operations)

MWh

227,015

9,652

0

0

Carbon Offsets 7

MTCO2e

316,917

69,783

76,642

76,667

Net Operational Emissions (Scopes 1 & 2) 7

MTCO2e

0

0

0

0

Net Value Chain Emissions
(Scopes 1, 2 & 3) 7

MTCO2e

-44

474,317

428,220

415,007

Energy

Total Energy

MWh

465,007

451,253

491,194

497,496

Total Energy (non-renewable)

MWh

322,019

320,721

358,443

352,559

Fossil Fuels (gas, oil, diesel, gasoline)

MWh

321,374

320,480

358,198

352,158

District Steam

MWh

644

239

236

316

Electricity
(non-renewable)

MWh

0

2

10

85

Electricity (renewable) 5

MWh

142,988

130,532

132,751

144,937

Renewable Energy (% of Total Electricity)

%

100

100

100

100

Renewable Energy (% of Total Energy)

%

31

29

27

29

Fleet Efficiency (US Only)

g CO2e / mile

375

397

409

415

Water

Total Net Water Use

Million Cubic meters (m3)

1.107

0.985

1.310

1.272

Reused/Recycled Water 8

%

8

8

6

5

Water Withdrawal

Million m3

1.026

1.306

1.629

1.511

Municipal Supply (potable & grey water)

Million m3

1.016

0.901

1.217

1.207

Fresh Surface Water

Million m3

0.008

0.404

0.411

0.303

Rainwater

Million m3

0.001

0.001

0.001

0.001

Water Discharges

Million m3

0.600

0.935

1.214

0.990

Fresh Surface Water

Million m3

0.000

0.392

0.400

0.303

Wastewater

Million m3

0.600

0.543

0.815

0.687

Assessment of Water Withdrawal 9
(Target: 100% by 2019)

% of Major Facilities

50

50

40

100

Major Facilities with Fair Share of Water Withdrawal
(Target: Maintain 100%)

% of Major Facilities

50

50

40

100

Waste5

Non-hazardous Waste 10

Metric Tons

7,961

7,606

8,161

7,561

Waste Reused

Metric Tons

48

31

11

6

Waste Recycled

Metric Tons

1,123.4

1,012.3

932.4

1,732

Waste Composted

Metric Tons

3,543

3,461

3,334

2,997

Energy Recovery via Anaerobic Digestion

Metric Tons

57

76

70

43

Waste to Energy

Metric Tons

1,195

1,014

1,309

1,206

Incineration

Metric Tons

1,929

1,990

2,472

1,544

Waste to Landfill

Metric Tons

66

21

33

32

Waste to Landfill Diversion
(Target: Maintain 100%)

%

99

100

100

100

Recovery & Recycling Rate (Reuse, Compost, Recycle)

%

60

60

53

63

Hazardous and Biohazardous Waste

Metric Tons

227

211

233

219

SOCIAL IMPACT

Community Engagement

Total Grants 11

Million USD

4.9

4.5

4.9

4.7

Matching Gifts Program

Million USD

1.3

1.7

1.4

1.7

Volunteer Hours 12

Hours

12,000

11,000

12,200

16,560

STAR Initiative Investment 13
(Target: Cumulative $10M by 2022)

Million USD

N/A

N/A

2.0

2.7

Diversity & Inclusion

Total Diversity Spend 14

Million USD

202

153

160

161

Total Diversity Spend of US Spend 14

%

10.2

7.9

7.4

7.8

Women in Workforce

%

49.2

49.6

50.6

52.5

Women in Management 15

%

47.7

47.1

48.4

49.8

Women Director and Above

%

N/A

43

44

46

Women in Management in Revenue Generating Functions 15,16

%

N/A

N/A

51.1

50.5

Minorities in Management
(US Only) 15

%

26.5

26.4

28.0

29.2

Minorities Director and Above

%

N/A

22

22

26

Women on Executive Team

%

22

25

30

33

Women on Board of Directors

%

27

27

27

23

Employee Development and Retention

Employee Satisfaction 17

%

89

89

77

76

Management Effectiveness Training  18
(Target: 100% of managers by 2020)

%

31

52

51

56

Total Turnover19  

%

N/A

N/A

13.7

13

Voluntary Turnover19

%

N/A

N/A

9.5

10.3

Health & Safety

Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) 20

Cases / 200,000 working hours

0.39

0.22

0.23

0.28

Days Away Case Rate (DACR) 21

Cases / 200,000 working hours

0.19

0.05

0.11

0.11

3-Year Average DACR Industry Rank 20
(Target: 1st Quartile by 2019)

Rank

7

5

2

2

Contractor DACR 22

Cases / 200,000 working hours

0.42

0.30

0.20

0.87

Number of Fatalities

#

0

0

0

0

Collisions per Million Miles
(US Fleet)

Collisions / million miles

4.6

5.6

5.0

3.7

 

 

Footnotes for 2019 Data Table

N/A = Data was not collected in reporting year.
All prior environmental data was adjusted with the most recent emission factors available, as applicable.
  1. Year of the result is based on the ranking publication year, which may use data from other time periods per the publication's methodology.
  2. major scoring methodology update occurred in 2018. For year on year comparison, only 2017 results have been recalculated.
  3. Scope 3 categories 4, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were determined to not be relevant to our value chain or are aggregated into other categories.
  4. Waste generation at affiliate offices, excluding Weston, Massachusetts, is considered de minimis and excluded. However, waste generation is estimated for the purposes of calculating Scope 3 carbon emissions from Waste Generated in Operations – Category 5.
  5. Renewable electricity certificates retired include bundled and unbundled Green-e certified Renewable Energy Certifications, Guarantees of Origin, Green Power Certificates, Australian RECs, I-RECs to match Biogen's electricity usage in the U.S./Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America/China/Mexico, respectively. 
  6. Carbon emissions generated for the goods and services and capital goods we purchase are based on a proprietary EEIO model and actual supplier data, which can estimate the portion derived from electricity usage. Between 2014 and 2016, Biogen matched 100% of our share of supplier's electricity usage with renewable electricity certificates.
  7. Carbon offsets purchased and retired in 2019 originate from the New Bedford Landfill Gas project in Massachusetts. Biogen acknowledges that carbon offsets will no longer be sufficient to achieve carbon neutrality and will cease accounting for them in this manner starting in 2020.
  8. Data reflects percentage of reclaimed water on-site, harvested rainwater and municipal grey water compared to total water use.
  9. Percent of major sites assessed for water withdrawal using a context-based methodology. Fair, just and proportionate share of locally available renewable supplies is defined as a ratio of less than 1.0 using the Center for Sustainable Organization’s Corporate Water Gauge tool, a context-based water metric.
  10. Data includes non-hazardous solid waste and trucked off wastewater from our routine operations only. Waste derived from construction and demolition debris, incinerator ash and other contractor activities is not included.
  11. Includes all grants awarded by the Biogen Foundation exclusive of the Employee Matching Gifts Program.
  12. 146 hours were performed during paid working hours. Total monetary value of philanthropic contributions associated with Community Labs, Biogen Foundation and Medical Grants include: $19.9 million cash contributions; $12,500 employee volunteering time; $175,000 in-kind giving; and $1.4 million management oversight.
  13. The STAR Initiative is a coordinated funding strategy designed to help catalyze the development of local STEM ecosystems in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Somerville, Massachusetts. STAR stands for Science, Teacher support, Access and Readiness and is intended to strengthen and support the educational landscapes in these cities by helping increase access to STEM resources and opportunities for students most underrepresented in STEM college or career pathways.
  14. 2017, 2018, and 2019 diverse supplier spend and related percentage is limited to Tier I direct spend, while 2016 includes both Tier I and Tier II direct spend. Excluding Tier II spend, 2017, 2018 and 2019 were similar to 2016.
  15. Inclusive of all management levels, consisting of manager+ level employees.
  16. Revenue generating functions include Pharmaceutical Operation ad Technology, Commercial, and Research and Development.
  17. The annual people survey question for which our employee satisfaction metric is derived changed in 2018 to help us better assess our overall employee engagement. The employee satisfaction value for 2018 and 2019 are in line with global industry benchmarks.
  18. Defined as People Managers completing at least one course in the manager training curriculum.
  19. In August 2019 Biogen completed the sale of all of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary that owned its biologics manufacturing operations in Hillerød, Denmark to FUJIFILM Corporation. 2019 total turnover data does not include the 800 employees who continued employment under Fujifilm ownership.
  20. Includes permanent and contracted employees, excludes contractors (e.g. construction, janitorial, food services). TRIR values prior to 2016 exclude affiliate office employees.
  21. Industry composed of 15 leading pharmaceutical company peers.
  22. Contractor DACR: Includes construction-related contractors only.