We are committed to growth and renewal for ourselves and our Company, and to making our world a better place. Our primary way of contributing to a better world is through our life changing and saving products, but we also give back to our communities.

Citizenship

At Biogen, we are dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering innovative therapies that improve the lives of patients. We are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of the patients we serve – that is our core responsibility. Our commitment to improving lives does not stop with patients, but extends to all of our stakeholders. We will use the same innovative spirit to serve the communities in which we live and work and to protect our planet’s resources by striving to reduce our impact on the environment. We respect fundamental human rights and believe that every individual deserves to be treated fairly and with dignity. We are committed to good corporate citizenship that gives back to society by providing educational and scientific grants and charitable donations to a variety of organizations and philanthropic programs.

MAKE SURE YOU

  • Think about how your department contributes to our corporate citizenship
  • Do not use charitable contributions as a means of improperly influencing or gaining favor with others
  • Ensure that relationships with patient groups are transparent and based on a shared objective to improve patient healthcare
  • Listen to the viewpoints of our stakeholders and use their feedback to improve our performance

WATCH OUT FOR

  • Pressure from others to contribute to or join certain preferred charities, groups or political activities
  • Improper use of charitable contributions
  • Business practices that pose a threat to the well-being of our communities
  • To learn more

    • Call or email the Grants Office if you have any questions: 617-914-1299 or grantsandgiving@biogen.com
    • Further information on our policies, procedures and areas of interest can be found on Biogen's external website
    • Visit the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights


    • Visit the United Nations Convention: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • Sustainability

    We recognize our responsibility to conduct business in a way that protects and improves our environment and the community. As we discover, manufacture and market our products, we will continue to work to minimize our environmental impact in all our processes. We strive to minimize our use of natural resources, reduce waste, and mitigate our impact on climate change. We proactively assess environmental risks and opportunities to continuously improve our performance.

    MAKE SURE YOU

    • Do your part to reduce the use of energy, including turning off your electronic equipment when not in use
    • Recycle, reuse and compost whenever possible
    • Think ahead and be proactive. Help identify opportunities for improving our environmental performance (for example: finding additional ways that we can conserve and recycle)

    WATCH OUT FOR

    • Business practices that pose an environmental hazard or unnecessarily waste natural resources
    • Inefficiencies and habits that are wasteful
  • To learn more

    For all policies refer to the iNet

  • Protecting Private and Confidential Information

    In recent years, individuals, companies and governments have grown increasingly concerned about the security of personal data. As a result, laws protecting personal data and how it may be collected, accessed, shared, and used are becoming more common.



    Many of us have access to personal data related to patients, healthcare professionals, employees and others. While protecting this data may now be a legal requirement, for us at Biogen protecting others’ privacy has always been a matter of trust.



    No one should be surprised by what Biogen knows about them or how that data is used.



    Data privacy standards and legislation vary from country to country. If you have any questions about relevant laws or public expectations, contact your supervisor, the Privacy Office, Legal, or Human Resources departments.

    MAKE SURE YOU

    • Learn about the types of data which are given heightened protection, which include any data that can directly or indirectly identify an individual, as well as certain sensitive business data.
    • Are always thoughtful about where, when and how you discuss patients’ or other individuals’ personal data
    • Consult the Legal department if law enforcement, a regulatory authority, or any other person outside the Company requests employee data
    • Immediately report to Legal any loss or inadvertent disclosure of confidential data

    WATCH OUT FOR

    • Unintentional exposure of confidential data in public settings such as on phone calls or while working on your laptop
    • Confidential data that is sent across borders or to third parties
    • Transmission of potentially private or confidential data this is not in compliance with our Written Standards and applicable laws
  • To learn more

    • Global Data Policy
    • Global Information Security Policy
    • Global Data Risk Classification Policy

    For all policies refer to the iNet

  • Questions & Answers

    Question:

    My best friend works in Biogen’s payroll department and has access to employee data. I’m planning a party and would like to send invitations to the homes of several co-workers. May I ask for their addresses?

    Answer:

    No. This would be a breach of privacy and could result in disciplinary action for both you and your friend. You should look up address data on the Internet or ask the co-workers directly.

  • Security

    Biogen is committed to providing a secure workplace for its employees, contractors, and visitors. Any situation that may pose a security risk must be reported immediately. Security is a shared responsibility.

    MAKE SURE YOU

    • Always visibly wear your ID card on campus and never allow anyone to “piggy-back” behind you into a facility or restricted area
    • Notify Global Security if your ID card is lost or stolen
    • Immediately report any suspicious persons or activity to Global Security
    • If you are subjected to violent or threatening behavior, immediately notify Global Security, HR, or your manager
    • Weapons are prohibited on Company property, which includes designated employee parking areas, and at Company sponsored events
    • Smoke only in designated smoking areas

    WATCH OUT FOR

    • Lax adherence to security standards, such as those related to facility entry procedures and ID card usage
    • Suspicious persons behaviors or activity
    • The abuse of alcohol and drugs. While modest and responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages at business functions and meals is permitted, your judgment or physical abilities should never be impaired by alcohol or drugs when you are at work, and you should always be ready to carry out your work duties
  • To learn more

    • Global Violence in the Workplace Policy
    • Global Incident Management Policy
    • Discuss any questions or concerns regarding security with your Global Security Representative, your local Compliance, Legal, Human Resources partners, or the Helpline

    For all policies refer to the iNet

  • Safety and Health

    As a leading biotechnology company, we have the privilege and responsibility to improve the lives of patients everywhere, every day.

    But that responsibility goes beyond providing life-saving therapies to patients.  As we go about our daily work, we must also respect and care for the environment, our surrounding communities and, of course, our most valuable asset – our people.  That’s why we constantly strive to provide a safe, healthy, efficient and comfortable workspace for our employees.  

    By fostering a world-class safety culture - innovation, collaboration, health and productivity can thrive. Biogen is dedicated to protecting employees from exposure to illnesses and injuries at the workplace.  Prevention is key and Biogen has enacted various programs and services offering employees an avenue to reach the optimal level of health.

    Situations that may pose a health or safety hazard must be reported immediately. We can only achieve our goal of a safe and healthy workplace through the proactive participation and support of everyone.

    MAKE SURE YOU

    • Follow safety guidelines and procedures
    • Report unsafe behavior immediately
    • Report all hazards, near misses, and incidents to your supervisor within 24 hours of occurrence
    • Speak up and share ideas for improvement
    • Seek additional safety information and ask questions if concerned
    • Stop unsafe work

    WATCH OUT FOR

    • Unsafe conditions that could result in an undesired outcome such as an injury, illness, spill, fire, or property damage
  • To learn more

    • Discuss any questions or concerns about safety and health with Global EHS+S personnel, your local Compliance, Legal, Human Resources partners, or the Helpline
  • Questions & Answers

    Question:

    What do I do if I experience a work related injury?

    Answer:

    Immediately report any work related injury to your supervisor and follow local injury reporting procedures.

    Question:

    I’ve noticed some practices in my work area that don’t seem safe. Who can I speak to? I’m new here, and don’t want to be considered a troublemaker.

    Answer:

    Discuss your concerns with your supervisor or the EHS+S Department. There may be very good reasons for the practices, but it’s important to remember that raising a concern about safety does not cause trouble, it is being responsible.

    Question:

    Are subcontractors expected to follow the same Safety and Health policies and procedures as employees?

    Answer:

    Absolutely. Managers and supervisors are responsible for ensuring that subcontractors and vendors at work on Biogen premises understand and comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing the particular facility, as well as with additional requirements the Company may impose.