This summer, over 3,300 Shire colleagues formed teams, set goals and encouraged each other to make healthy choices as part of Shire’s inaugural pilot of the Virgin Pulse Global Challenge. Over the course of the 100-day challenge, Shire colleagues walked over 1.5 million miles collectively, and individually averaged over 14,100 steps daily. That’s the equivalent of walking around the world more than 60 times and burning more than 154 million calories, the equivalent of over 600,000 slices of cake.
Shire employees around the world held events during the first week of June to bring awareness and action for the environment in honor of World Environment Day on June 5.
The theme of Shire's World Environment Day event was Taking Responsibility for the Environment: Energy & Climate, Water and Waste, in support of the company’s Responsibility goals (see the infographic focused on Shire’s natural resource goals).
At Shire, supporting patients is at the heart of being a champion for patients. Beyond discovering and developing medicines, we are committed to dramatically shortening the time to diagnosis for rare diseases, and we aim to support patients along the entire patient journey, from conducting clinical trials to enabling patients to better manage their care through the use of innovative digital technologies, and beyond.
Shire's Georgia manufacturing facility near Covington has been nationally recognized as a green building for its energy and water efficiency and the healthy building practices that were incorporated into its design.
BETHESDA, MD – April 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Four recipients of the Shire/ACMG Foundation Next Generation Fellowship Awards were announced during the American College of MedicalGenetics and Genomics (ACMG) 2018 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Charlotte, NorthCarolina. The four awards were the second set of awards given after Shire made a $1.65million commitment in 2017 to support the training of future medical geneticists.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced the release of the Company’s 2017 Annual Responsibility Review. The Review, available at shire.com/responsibility outlines Shire’s new Responsibility strategy that includes ambitious long-term goals to be achieved by 2025, aimed at further enhancing the Company’s commitment to Responsibility and positively impacting patients, our employees, and our communities.
In February of 2016, we committed $3 million over three years to SeriousFun Children’s Network. Our support will enable nearly 1,000 children, many with rare diseases, to attend SeriousFun’s transformative camps and programs free of charge. This is a look at our partnership in year two!
Our volunteers had this to say (and more) in the video above:
"What I experienced at camp was beyond my expectations."
"Every camper was made to feel that FUN was the most important goal (of the day)."
"The campers attitudes and strength were absolutely contagious."