Build a sustainable future
Our Approach to building sustainable COMMUNITIES
Our commitment to a better world extends beyond our labs.
Making the world healthier through life-transforming medicines goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to a healthy planet. Through our environmental education, economic development and employee-volunteerism efforts, we work within our company and communities to positively improve our collective future.
We also aim to reduce our environmental impact by integrating sustainability into all aspects of our business. We are a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives that prepare students for science careers, and we make global investments to support economic development in the areas where we live and work.
As a science-driven business, we acknowledge there are serious local, regional and global climate change impacts. We are compelled to operate responsibly and contribute to efforts that will help mitigate temperature increase, water scarcity, ecosystem disturbance and other harmful impacts associated with climate change.
In 2020, we launched ambitious environmental targets focused on four areas: greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water and waste.
NEW ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS TO HELP PROTECT AND RESTORE THE PLANET
*Excludes construction and demolition waste
In addition to our Responsibility Report, we disclose select environmental, social and governance (ESG) information to Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global environmental disclosure not-for-profit organization. We have participated in their Climate and Water Security programs since 2015 and 2016, respectively.
We engage an independent assurance provider to conduct independent verification of select environmental data. Our latest Verification Statement can be found here.
We assess our strategy regularly to ensure that we continue to prioritize what matters most to our stakeholders and our business.
We are committed to fostering the next generation of scientific innovators who can solve society’s greatest challenges. We direct nearly 90 percent of our community investments to supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Regeneron collaborates with the best STEM education partners on local, national and international levels to foster students in kindergarten through high school in three important ways:
Expose young minds to the power of science
We provide access to hands-on science experiences that ignite a spark in students, build connections and positively impact their attitudes toward science.
Equip students with scientific skills
We work directly with students and their teachers to enhance STEM learning, build critical skills and mindsets and prepare future leaders for STEM careers.
Elevate the best and brightest young scientists
We cultivate, challenge and reward top scientific talent by providing high-quality science research experiences and supporting science competitions.
"Our dream when we started Regeneron was to build a company where the?scientists would be the heroes. We want scientists to be the next generation's heroes and to develop a pipeline of talent, starting at a young age."
We strive to build resilience in the communities where we live and work. We do this by supporting our employees’ volunteerism and through our strategic philanthropic investments.
At Regeneron, volunteering is an essential part of the employee experience. We encourage our people to give back and create positive social change through individual volunteer efforts as well as participation in our global day of service, Day for Doing Good. In 2019, nearly 60 percent of our global workforce dedicated time to give back to their community. Through the power of our employees’ diverse talents, time and leadership, their involvement makes a difference in the lives of many–especially those in underserved communities.
donated by Regeneron through the Matching Gift Program
donated in corporate-level philanthropy grants, including contributions under our Matching Gift Program
organizations supported through the Matching Gift Program
community organizations served during Regeneron's annual day of service
annual corporate philanthropic giving invested in STEM initiatives
GIVING BACK TO
Day for Doing Good gives teams across the world the opportunity to volunteer in their communities. Projects receive support. Teams build connections. And everyone has some fun–all while supporting worthwhile causes.
DAY FOR DOING GOOD
BY THE NUMBERS
See just how much our teams gave back to their communities during Day for Doing Good in 2019.