Biogen Ranks #17 on 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021
3BL Media has named Biogen to its annual ranking of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The list recognizes outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Biogen has been included on the ranking, which reflects our longstanding commitment to corporate responsibility. This year, we rose an impressive 45 places from 2020, underscoring the impact of our accelerated action on transparency; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and climate and health, among other factors.
"At Biogen, our steadfast commitment to caring deeply, working fearlessly and changing lives defines every action we take, and inspires us to create a healthier, more equitable world," said Johanna Jobin, Global Head of Corporate Reputation and Responsibility at Biogen, "This recognition underscores our commitment to Healthy Climate, Healthy LivesTM, our groundbreaking $250 million, 20-year initiative to eliminate fossil fuels across our operations by 2040 and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve climate targets and improve human health."
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is based on 146 ESG transparency and performance factors in eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance. Using a methodology developed by 3BL Media, all Russell 1000 Index companies are researched by ISS ESG, the responsible investment research arm of Institutional Shareholder Services. Data and information used in the 2021 edition of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking is from March 13, 2020 to March 19, 2021.
“Achieving the transformational targets in the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals in this decade requires all companies to truly embed ESG issues into the core of their business,” said Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media. “The best corporate citizens of 2021 are answering the call by demonstrating the societal and bottom-line value of leadership and transparency around ESG topics. They are setting ambitious goals, outlining robust strategies for achieving them, disclosing data to measure progress, and accounting for all stakeholders in business decisions.”
For more information about Biogen’s goals and commitments to ESG, check out our 2020 Year in Review: https://www.biogen.com/en_us/yearinreview.html