When the pandemic hit, in-person lessons at the Community Lab paused. That’s when Biogen-Lemelson-MIT Program Biotech in Action launched, providing online science and lab classes. Going virtual allowed us to go global – working with 10,000 students in 19 countries over the past two years.
Thank you to all the women who took chances and paved the way so we could forge our own paths today. This past Women’s History Month, we honored women in science by continuing our commitment to making STEM more accessible to girls and other underrepresented groups.
"Every day at Biogen we work to empower women. By bringing people together to listen, learn and share, March and beyond, we can continue to make meaningful progress toward equity," said Alisha Alaimo, President of Biogen, US Organization.
Biogen scientists are using green chemistry and other sustainable production methods to make medicines more efficiently, using less resources and energy.
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How can sustainable manufacturing impact the environment? Biogen’s manufacturing group finds ways to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout the creation of a new medicine.
The world we know is threatened by pollution, loss of biodiversity, and a lack of resources - according to the American Chemical Society, an estimated 44 elements will face supply limitations in the coming years with some becoming challenging to access within 100 years.
Biogen was recently included in S&P Global's Sustainability Yearbook 2022, which assessed over 7,500 companies in the 2021 Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). Only 716 companies with top scores made it into the Yearbook this year.
Pioneering neuroscience and driving innovation comes from a truly diverse workforce. Our partnership with HBCUs and student internship program helps drive our efforts to ensure our future leaders come from all backgrounds.
Watch this video to hear more from our past interns.
We are proud to be included on the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, a modified market capitalization-weighted index that aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting.
We recognize the role we play to foster a more inclusive future, including developing the next generation of female leaders at all levels of our organization.
We are honored to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies. This #11 ranking reflects our commitment to environmental, social and governance issues. The passion and incredible work of our colleagues around the world helped to make this recognition possible.
“Like most companies, we’re still exploring what the future of the office looks like. Ultimately, I hope that future of the office is flexible, sustainable and equitable so we can all deliver on our goals and thrive."
Johanna Jobin has ushered the biotech leader into a new era in its long-standing ESG commitments, with a focus on climate, health and equity. Under her leadership, in September 2020, Biogen launched Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives — a bold $250M, 20-year commitment to run a Fortune 500 company entirely without fossil fuels. Biogen achieved carbon neutrality in 2014. Now, with Jobin at the helm, Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives aims to propel Biogen past net zero to becoming entirely fossil fuel free.