GRI Data Table

The 2018 data indicated in bold form part of ERM CVS’ assurance engagement. This Assurance Statement can be found at GRI Report.   

  Units 2015 2016 2017 2018
ABOUT BIOGEN
Revenue
Million USD
10,764
11,449
12,274
13,453
R&D Spend
Million USD
2,013
1,973
2,254
2,597
No. of Employees
#
7,350
7,400
7,300
7,800
Corporate Equality Index 1
%
100
100
100
100
CDP Climate Change 1
Score
96 C
B
A
A-
CDP Water 1
Score
B
B
A
B
Dow Jones Sustainability Index 1,2
Score
79 
(Industry Leader)
80
80
83
(Industry Leader)

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Climate
Scope 1 (fossil fuels and refrigerants)
Metric Tons
(MT CO2e)
60,179
61,970
61,616
68,448
Scope 2 Location-based method (electricity and steam)
MTCO2e
38,173
45,899
42,408
40,172
Scope 2 Market-based method (electricity and steam)
MTCO2e
187
155
59
61
Scope 3 2
MTCO2e
262,358
254,791
482,465
436,265
Purchased goods and services (category 1) 4,5
MTCO2e
152,900
191,599
396,055
325,928
Capital goods
(category 2) 4,5
MTCO2e
47,700
16,664
35,424
51,635
Upstream/downstream energy and water-related activities (category 3)
MTCO2e
9,120
9,321
10,533
11,047
Waste generated in operations
(category 5) 6
MTCO2e
437
637
573
758
Business travel
(category 6)
MTCO2e
21,506
17,542
21,111
27,190
Employee commuting (category 7) 4
MTCO2e
15,947
8,549
8,106
8,133
Upstream leased assets (category 8)
MTCO2e
3,612
0
0
0
End of life treatment, sold products
(category 12)
MTCO2e
11,136
10,479
10,438
11,574
Total Value Chain (Scopes 1, 2 Market and 3) 4
MTCO2e
322,725
316,916
544,139
504,774
Absolute Value Chain Reduction from 2013
(Target: 35% by 2030) 3
%
15
17
-43
-32
Carbon Neutrality
Renewable Electricity Certificates Retired 7
(for Biogen operations)
MWh
114,919
142,988
130,532
132,751
Renewable Electricity Certificates Retired 5,7
(for Suppliers operations)
MWh
217,282
227,015
9,652
0
Carbon Offsets 8
MTCO2e
322,563
316,917
69,783
76,642
Net Operational Emissions (Scopes 1 & 2)
MTCO2e
0
0
0
0
Net Value Chain Emissions
(Scopes 1, 2 & 3)
MTCO2e
0
0
474,356
428,133
Energy
Total Energy
MWh
427,717
465,007
451,253
491,194
Total Energy (non-renewable)
MWh
312,798
322,019
320,721
358,443
Fossil Fuels (gas, oil, diesel, gasoline)
MWh
312,328
321,374
320,480
358,198
District Steam
MWh
292
644
239
236
Electricity
(non-renewable)
MWh
178
0
2
10
Electricity (renewable) 7
MWh
114,919
142,988
130,532
132,751
Renewable Energy (% of Total Electricity)
%
100
100
100
100
Renewable Energy (% of Total Energy)
%
27
31
29
27
Fleet Efficiency (US Only)
g CO2e / mile
365
375
397
409
Water
Total Net Water Use
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0.94
1.11
0.99
1.31
Reused/Recycled Water 9
%
10
8
8
7
Water Withdrawal
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0.86
1.03
1.31
1.63
Municipal Supply (potable & grey water)
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0.86
 
1.02
0.90
1.22
Fresh Surface Water
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0
0.01
0.40
0.41
Rainwater
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0.001
0.001
0.001
0.001
Water Discharges
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0.48
0.60
0.94
1.21
Fresh Surface Water
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0
0
0.39
0.40
Wastewater
Million Cubic meters (m3)
0.48
0.60
0.54
0.81
Assessment of Water Withdrawal 10
(Target: 100% by 2019)
% of Major Facilities
25
50
50
40
Major Facilities with Fair Share of Water Withdrawal
(Target: 100% by 2030)
% of Major Facilities
25
50
50
40
Waste5
Non-hazardous Waste 11
Metric Tons
4,975
7,961
7,606
8,161
Waste Reused
Metric Tons
N/A
48
31
11
Waste Recycled
Metric Tons
949
1,123
1,012
932
Waste Composted
Metric Tons
1,802
3,543
3,461
3,334
Energy Recovery via Anaerobic Digestion
Metric Tons
43
57
76
70
Waste to Energy
Metric Tons
1,138
1,195
1,014
1,309
Incineration
Metric Tons
988
1,929
1,990
2,472
Waste to Landfill
Metric Tons
55
66
21
33
Waste to Landfill Diversion
(Target: 100 percent each year)
%
99
99
100
100
Recovery & Recycling Rate (Reuse, Compost, Recycle)
%
56
60
60
53
Hazardous and Biohazardous Waste
Metric Tons
222
227
211
233

SOCIAL IMPACT

Community Engagement
Total Grants 12
Million USD
5.2
4.9
4.5
4.8
Matching Gifts Program
Million USD
1.5
1.3
1.7
1.4
Care Deeply Day Volunteer Hours
Hours
14,000
12,000
11,000
12,200
STAR Initiative
Investment 13
(Target: $10M by 2022)
Million USD
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.0
Diversity & Inclusion
Total Diversity Spend 14
Million USD
196
202
153
160
Total Diversity Spend of US Spend 14
%
9
10
8
7
Women in Workforce
%
50.1
49.2
49.6
50.6
Women in Management 15
%
47.3
47.7
47.1
48.4
Minorities in Management
(US Only) 15
%
26.4
26.5
26.4
28
Women on Executive Team
%
18
22
25
30
Women on Board of Directors
%
27
27
27
27
Employee Development
Employee Satisfaction 16
%
89
89
89
77
Management Effectiveness Training  17
(Target: 100% of managers by 2020)
%
N/A
31
52
51
Health & Safety
Total Injury and Illness Rate (TIIR) 18
Cases / 200,000 working hours
0.43
0.39
0.22
0.23
Days Away Case Rate (DACR) 18
Cases / 200,000 working hours
0.16
0.19
0.05
0.11
3-Year Average DACR Industry Rank 19
(Target: 1st Quartile by 2019)
Rank
5
5
5
4
Contractor DACR 20
Cases / 200,000 working hours
0.41
0.42
0.30
0.21
Number of Fatalities
#
0
0
0
0
Collisions per Million Miles
(US Fleet)
Collisions / million miles
5.5
4.6
5.6
5.0

 

Footnotes for 2018 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. Biogen adjusted its approach to carbon neutrality in 2017 to align with industry best practice of operational carbon neutrality. Scope 3 emissions will be noticeably higher as they are no longer 100% matched with renewable energy certificates (see Note 5) or carbon offsets with the exception of employee commuting, which was offset entirely. Biogen will continually improve its strategy towards achieving its science-based target.
  5. 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. Since 2014, Biogen has matched up to 100% of our share of supplier's electricity usage with renewable electricity certificates.
  6. 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.
  7. Renewable electricity certificates retired include 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 US/Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and South America/China/Mexico, respectively. 
  8. Carbon offsets purchased and retired in 2018 originate from the following projects: Surrey Landfill in North Carolina, New Bedford Landfill Gas in Massachusetts.
  9. Data reflects percentage of reclaimed water on-site, harvested rainwater and municipal grey water compared to total water use.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Includes all grants awarded by the Biogen Foundation exclusive of the Employee Matching Gifts Program.
  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 and 2018 diverse supplier spend and related percentage is limited to Tier I direct spend, while 2015 and 2016 includes both Tier I and Tier II direct spend. Excluding Tier II spend, 2017 and 2018 were similar to 2016.
  15. Inclusive of all management levels, consisting of manager+ level employees.
  16. 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 is in line with global industry benchmarks.
  17. Defined as People Managers completing at least one course in the manager training curriculum.
  18. Includes permanent and contracted employees, excludes contractors (e.g. construction, janitorial, food services). TIIR values prior to 2016 exclude affiliate office employees.
  19. Industry composed of 15 leading pharmaceutical company peers.
  20. Contractor DACR: Includes construction-related contractors only.