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Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives: Advancing Strategic Collaborations

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In September 2020, Biogen launched a a 20-year, $250m commitment to eliminate fossil fuel emissions from its operations by 2040 and advance action on the deeply interconnected challenges of climate, health and equity.

With this initiative, Biogen became the 1st Fortune 500 company to commit to going beyond net zero to become fossil fuel free. In keeping with our emphasis on transparency, this report provides highlights of Biogen’s progress toward our Science Based Target initiatives-approved goals and commitment to Business Ambition for 1.5°C.

Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives: Engaging Employees and Suppliers

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In September 2020, Biogen launched a a 20-year, $250m commitment to eliminate fossil fuel emissions from its operations by 2040 and advance action on the deeply interconnected challenges of climate, health and equity.

With this initiative, Biogen became the 1st Fortune 500 company to commit to going beyond net zero to become fossil fuel free. In keeping with our emphasis on transparency, this report provides highlights of Biogen’s progress toward our Science Based Target initiatives-approved goals and commitment to Business Ambition for 1.5°C.

Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives: Fossil Fuel Free Operations

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In September 2020, Biogen launched a a 20-year, $250m commitment to eliminate fossil fuel emissions from its operations by 2040 and advance action on the deeply interconnected challenges of climate, health and equity.

With this initiative, Biogen became the 1st Fortune 500 company to commit to going beyond net zero to become fossil fuel free. In keeping with our emphasis on transparency, this report provides highlights of Biogen’s progress toward our Science Based Target initiatives-approved goals and commitment to Business Ambition for 1.5°C.

Biogen Issues First Progress Report of its Signature Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives™ Initiative

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September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In 2020, Biogen launched its signature Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives™ initiative, a groundbreaking $250 million, 20-year commitment to address the deeply interrelated issues of climate, health, and equity. Biogen is the first Fortune 500 company to commit to becoming fossil fuel free and established new emissions reduction targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative, consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Enel X Collaborates With Biogen to Electrify Take-Home Vehicle Fleet in North America

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  • Enel X is supporting Biogen in its goal to achieve fleet electrification of over 1,000 vehicles in North America by 2025
  • Through the agreement, Biogen employees will be supplied with an Enel X JuiceBox smart home charging station, providing employees with the convenience to charge a company electric vehicle (EV) at home
  • Biogen to match vehicle energy usage with 100% renewable electricity through Enel X’s JuiceEco
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  • Enel X is supporting Biogen in its goal to achieve fleet electrification of over 1,000 vehicles in North America by 2025
  • Through the agreement, Biogen employees will be supplied with an Enel X JuiceBox smart home charging station, providing employees with the convenience to charge a company electric vehicle (EV) at home
  • Biogen to match vehicle energy usage with 100% renewable electricity through Enel X’s JuiceEco

New Project to Help Community Health Clinics Address Climate Risks Launched by Biogen, Americares and Harvard Chan C-CHANGE

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Across the United States, more than 2,800 community health clinics provide free and low-cost healthcare to more than 32 million people. Many of these patients have household incomes near or below the federal poverty level and are located in areas facing climate-related burdens, such as exposure to air pollution, dangerous heat waves, and extreme weather events. The climate crisis is increasingly viewed a global health crisis that disproportionately impacts low-income communities.

Biogen Offers Arcadia's Home Renewable Energy Program to Employees

The collaboration is a new, creative way for employees to decarbonize as workplace values change
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WASHINGTON, February 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Arcadia, a monthly subscription service that connects renters and homeowners across the US to wind and solar energy through their utility accounts, today announced a new partnership with Biogen, a pioneer in neuroscience, that will offer all US-based Biogen employees access to 100% renewable energy in their homes.

American Public Health Association and Biogen Bring High Schools First-Of-Its-Kind Curriculum on the Health Impacts of the Climate Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The American Public Health Association and Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) today announced that they are piloting a first-of-its-kind curriculum to equip high school students with the knowledge they need to take action on the urgent challenge of climate change and its effects on human health. The effort is designed to lay the groundwork to minimize the gap between science and health education.

Placing Health and Equity at the Center of the Climate Discussion

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Over the past week as part of the new Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives ™ initiative, Biogen hosted a virtual Climate Week event with the Boston Globe that brought together leaders from multiple sectors to discuss the next generation of climate policy and protecting human health.

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