Social Responsibility

At Medidata, Social Responsibility is embedded in our DNA.

We are committed to the global advancement of life sciences research, science and technology education, and our local communities. As a business, we believe in human rights and fair business practices. As community members, we believe in diversity, inclusion and the power to make a difference. Now is the time to be the change we want to see.

– Glen de Vries, President & Co-Founder, Medidata Solutions

UN Global Compact

As members of the UN Global Compact, we focus on three core sustainable development goals.

Good Health and Well Being

Our mission is dedicated to ensuring access to new drugs and therapies for patients. We partner with patient advocacy groups to find more cures for patients through drug repurposing and diversity in clinical trials.

Quality Education

Our goal is to get computer science into every school and curriculum for every child. We partner with local education organizations and schools in each city where we have an office to promote and support strong STEM education in our communities.

Gender Equality

We believe that the only way to reach our highest potential is by having a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. Our focus on gender equality has sparked the development of robust business resource groups, including Women in Tech, Women at Medidata and Women of Color. We have also signed the 2020 Women on Board Pledge and the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.


 

We live and work our values.

Diversity

A diverse community includes all of us. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic and genuine selves to work.  We work to ensure that our principles guide the way we build our talent pipeline.

Social Innovation Lab

We consider our employees to be one of our greatest aspects therefore, we are dedicated to using their expertise and human capital to find solutions to the problems we see in the world. The Social Innovation Lab is our think tank where employees engage with Philanthropic organizations to drive innovation and change.

Community Outreach and Disaster Relief

We believe in being active participants in our local communities which is why we have an extensive global volunteer program at Medidata that directly feed into the progress of our SDG goals. Employees also receive one volunteer day a year to pursue projects with non-profit organizations that they are interested in. As a global company, we also recognize that natural disasters may affect our employees therefore, we work directly with the Red Cross to respond to natural disasters that occur near our offices.

Sustainability

By pursuing green-friendly spaces for our organization worldwide, we significantly reduce our environmental impact. Our New York City, Iselin (New Jersey), San Francisco and London offices are all LEED Gold Certified, and we accomplished the ambitious goal to have 90% of our offices under long-term lease LEED Gold Certified in 2017.

Matching Gift

The causes that are important to our employees are also important to us. Our global matching gift program allows our employees to donate to organizations that they believe in, with Medidata matching the donation 1:1.

 

IN KIND DONATIONS

Medidata gives 2% of our profits to philanthropic initiatives

As active and engaged members of the life science community, we are committed to furthering the industry and regularly provide donations and services to support nonprofits, research institutions and education facilities in our communities and beyond. Our annual discounts help nonprofits purchase our software, systems and other products are in the millions.

We respect the invaluable work of nonprofits, research institutions, and education facilities, and we take steps to further their goals. The work and discoveries of such organizations help advance the entire life sciences industry and have the potential to touch all of our lives.

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

Medidata is committed to living our values and takes great strides to minimize environmental impact while also taking a proactive approach and supporting green initiatives.

As responsible corporate citizens, we make an effort to preserve and protect the environment. 

By locating our operations in green-friendly space, we do our part in reducing our environmental impact while also acting as an environmentally responsible corporate citizen. Our New York City, Iselin, NJ, San Francisco and London offices are LEED Gold Certified and we accomplished our goal in 2017 to have 90% of our offices under long-term lease LEED Gold Certified.  In 2017, two new LEED Gold Certified offices were opened in Hammersmith, London and Seoul, South Korea.

In 2018, we are actively working on furthering our sustainability efforts and will be providing updates throughout the year.


Corporate Social Responsibility Contact

Lyndsay Harris

lyharris@mdsol.com

+1 646 362 2830