NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata (NASDAQ:MDSO) has been named to Barron’s first annual list of the “100 Most Sustainable Companies” in the U.S., demonstrating the company's positive impact in five categories: shareholders, employees, customers, community and planet.
The magazine’s ranking was determined in partnership with the Calvert Research and Management arm of Eaton Vance (EV). Calvert Research and Management analyzed 1,000 of the largest publicly traded companies headquartered in the U.S. Medidata is ranked 70th on the list.
“We're proud to have been named to Barron's list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies,” said Tarek Sherif, CEO and co-founder, Medidata. “Priorities such as long-term performance, social responsibility, and healthy governance define our core values and pursuit of excellence. We take great pride in how Medidata serves as an outstanding sustainable company, while making a positive impact on life science companies, and ultimately patients.”
Medidata is committed to the global advancement of life sciences research, science and technology education, and local communities. The company targets three pillars of giving: Patient Advocacy and Research, STEM Education, and the Local and Global Community. Some examples of Medidata’s leadership in the area of corporate responsibility include:
- Medidata locates its offices in USGBC (United States Green Building Council) LEED certified buildings, and aims to construct all new offices to a LEED Gold certification standard.
- In 2016, Medidata reduced by 22% year on year its global combined Scope 2 and Scope 3 indirect CO2e emissions per Dollar ($) of revenue.
- Medidata employees are offered a free volunteer day and encouraged to be fully engaged and supportive of organizations and causes in their local communities. In 2018, Medidata’s goal is to hold global volunteer events throughout the year with at least 80% of employees volunteering in their communities worldwide.
- One of Medidata’s philanthropic initiatives is to respond to national disasters in local communities, this includes recent efforts after Hurricane Harvey and Northern California fires.
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