Biogen Idec employees participate in “Care Deeply Volunteer Day”
From building a playground in Massachusetts to spending time with multiple sclerosis patients in Portugal, over 1,900 Biogen Idec employees traded in their lab coats and computers Sept. 20 to participate in the company’s third annual “Care Deeply Volunteer Day.”
For this day of service, Biogen Idec employees, including many from its 1,000-employee Research Triangle Park facility, were given a paid day off to volunteer at a service project in their community. This year, employees were estimated to serve over 9,500 volunteer hours in more than 28 countries in the communities where the company operates.
“This innovative program engages our employees in causes that help satisfy their passion and desire to contribute to their communities, while sharing their talents and energy in ways that aligns with our mission of caring deeply and changing lives,” said George A. Scangos Biogen Idec’s CEO. “We are proud of the positive impact we have been able to make in the communities in which we operate and are excited that this program continues to expand. This was the most attended global Care Deeply Volunteer Day so far, with all 28 Biogen Idec affiliate offices participating in the program in countries from Singapore to Norway to India and beyond.”