Message from the Chief Executive Officer

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we take pride in being a good global citizen. It is at the heart of who we are, what we do and how we do it. In fact, good citizenship is central to our company’s mission and is expressed through an unwavering commitment to all of our people – those who rely on our medicines, those who live in our communities and those who work for our company – and is guided by our steadfast commitment to uncompromising ethics and integrity. This is true throughout our organization. This is true throughout the world.

In this report, you will learn about all we do to bring this mission and commitment to life – all we do to be a good global citizen. Specifically, you will learn about the programs and initiatives we undertake to help ensure that all patients have access to our medicines. This begins with the discovery and development of those transformational medicines, and it extends beyond their delivery through physicians, hospitals and other conventional means. It includes the Patient Assistance Foundation through which we work to provide medicines to those with financial challenges.

It includes the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation through which we promote health equity and better health outcomes for people around the world. And it includes a range of other programs to improve the lives of our patients and their families. Through this report, you will also learn about the steps we take to maintain a safe, healthy and energizing workplace – one that places a premium on diversity and inclusion. This includes the 2014 launch of a company-wide program to highlight and celebrate our employees’ personal connection to the work we do as well as our ongoing efforts to support their participation in civic and volunteer opportunities. And finally, this report will speak to the many meaningful, sustainable ways we support the communities in which we live and work. Our focus on the environment. Our philanthropy. Our determination to be good neighbors at all times, in all places. Taken together, this report highlights a fundamental reality for Bristol-Myers Squibb: People are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They drive us. They are us.


Giovanni Caforio, M.D.