Sustainability & CR Governance

A senior-level, cross- functional Sustainability Committee oversees Celgene’s integrated corporate responsibility strategy. This committee is responsible for decision making on corporate responsibility–related topics and reviewing the progress of environmental initiatives, stakeholder engagement, reporting, and other relevant activities. The Chair of the committee reports directly to the CEO. Committee members include senior representatives from key departments within Celgene.

The Sustainability Committee develops and drives Celgene’s sustainability initiatives and approves the company’s annual Corporate Responsibility Report. It also serves as the liaison to corporate responsibility–focused organizations and programs, such as the CDP and GRI, and approves any updates to the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Policy. Specific information related to this policy can be found on our website.

The Committee also provides direct oversight of various topics related to corporate responsibility initiatives at Celgene. This includes proactive outreach to stakeholders, environmental target management, and coordination with executive-level management.

The Committee’s approved policies, actions, and strategies are executed by the respective departments within Celgene. Employees are informed through internal communications and, depending upon the department, are also included in training on the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Policy. Stakeholders and employees are encouraged to direct all communications to the Committee via email at

Risk management is a central part of Celgene’s corporate policy, and risk management efforts have been expanded to include sustainability risks to enhance environmental compliance and performance. The Sustainability Committee reviews these potential risks and necessary actions for Celgene to consider. The Sustainability Committee reviews environmental risk annually during the formation of our disclosure to CDP. Social and material risk items and topics — such as access to medicine and corporate giving — are reviewed on a quarterly basis or as needed.

At least annually, a report on corporate responsibility and sustainability is provided to the Nominating, Governance and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors.

Celgene Sustainability Committee

Richard Bagger, Chair
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Market Access
Zeba M. Khan, RPh, PhD 
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility
Anne Coogan
Senior Director, Environmental Health and Safety
Bernard Gianola
Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety – Europe
Lisa Hayes
Senior Diretor, Investor Relations
Vikram Khetani, PhD
Executive Director, Drug Development, Celgene Global Health
Douglas MacGorman
Senior Director, Engineering, Construction and Carbon Management
Thomas Perone
Vice President, Corporate Legal
Carol Thompson
Senior Director, Human Resources