Shire Commits to Long-term Responsibility Goals in 2017 Annual Responsibility Review

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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 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.  

Shire and SeriousFun Children's Network Celebrate Two Years of Partnership

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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."

What a Difference a Day Makes: Third Annual Global Day of Service Delivers Impact Around the Globe

By Lisa Adler, Head of Communications & Public Affairs at Shire

Volunteering for a non-profit organization, donating your time and talents for a cause, is incredibly rewarding and makes you feel good. Volunteering also brings people together.

VIDEO: 250 Charities Benefit from 2017 Shire's Global Day of Service

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This year, over 7,300 Shire employees volunteered 29,000 hours and we partnered with over 250 charities in 300 global locations.

Play the video above to see just a few of these projects in action. To learn more, visit

Shire Employees Volunteer Over 29,000 Hours During 2017 Global Day of Service

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We sincerely thank all employees for their support of Shire’s 2017 Global Day of Service. With your involvement we were able to surpass all of our previous years’ participation rates.

Did you know that…

  • 7,300+ Shire employees volunteered
  • adding up to 29,000+ hours of donated time
  • and partnered with 250+ charities
  • with activities in 300+ locations around the world?!

We are impressed! And our local communities are grateful for all our efforts!


Shire: Innovative Therapies for Rare Diseases

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Shire is the global leader in serving patients with rare diseases. We strive to develop innovative therapies across a core of rare disease areas, supplemented by diversified capabilities in highly specialized conditions. We feel a strong sense of urgency to address the high unmet medical needs of these patient communities.

To learn more, visit

Shire’s Pride Month Celebrations Bring Together Employees Globally

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Shire employees across the globe celebrated Pride Month in June through a variety of events ranging from city-wide parades to local panel events. Activities were led by B-Equal, Shire’s Business Resource Group (BRG) that supports the inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Professionals (LGBT+) and their Allies. Hundreds of colleagues, along with their family and friends, joined together to show their support of the LGBT+ community and recognize the importance of being an inclusive workplace.

Shire’s Rare in Kendall Square Event Brings Together Innovators in Rare Disease

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Did you know of 7,000 rare diseases, only 5% have treatments available?

On July 18th, Shire invited professionals local to Cambridge, MA to participate in Rare in Kendall Square: Collaborating to Advance Innovation in Rare Disease. Over 200 attendees gathered to network and weigh in on a panel discussion centered around the idea that partnerships can advance treatment options.

“Our fight against rare diseases cannot be waged alone – unique partnership models are critical,” said Flemming Ornskov, M.D., M.P.H. and CEO of Shire.

Celebrating World Environment Day and Sustainability at Shire

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Managing the environmental and social impacts of our operations, products, and sourcing is fundamental to our success #WorldEnvironmentDay

Learn more about Shire's commitment to sustainability in the 2016 Annual Responsibility Review.


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