Key Corporate Responsibility Metrics

We are committed to responsible business practices and measure our progress and impacts. The following performance metrics are global unless noted otherwise.

Community

Nonprofits Supported Through Matching Gift Program
1,597
2020
1,538
2019
1,087
2018
Employees Who Volunteer Through Vertex Volunteers
38%
2020
49%
2019
36%
2018
Hours Volunteered by Employees During Work Time
3,257
2020
6,688
2019
5,148
2018

Workplace

Percent of Workforce Who Are Women
53%
2020
53%
2019
51%
2018
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Percent of Leadership (VP and Above) Who Are Women
38%
2020
42%
2019
38%
2018
Percent of Board of Directors Who are Women
40%
2020
30%
2019
33%
2018
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Percent of Our Workforce Who Are Racial and Ethnic Minorities (U.S.)
34%
2020
32%
2019
30%
2018
Percent of Our Leadership (VP and Above) Who Are Racial and Ethnic Minorities (U.S.)
18%
2020
13%
2019
20%
2018
Percent of New Hires Who Are Racial and Ethnic Minorities (U.S.)
44%
2020
36%
2019
39%
2018
Percent of Board of Directors Who are Racial and Ethnic Minorities
40%
2020
40%
2019
22%
2018
Voluntary Turnover Rate
6.3%
2020
9.2%
2019
9.3%
2018

Business & Ethnics

R&D Investment (GAAP, in USD Thousands)
$1,829,537
2020
$1,754,540
2019
$1,416,476
2018
R&D Investment as a Percentage of Business Operating Expenses* (non-GAAP)
70%
2020
73%
2019
72%
2018
Percent of Employees Who Completed Their Annual Code of Conduct Training
100%
2020
100%
2019
99.9%
2018
Small Biz
Percent of Spend on Small Businesses (U.S.)
14.5%
2020
N/A
2020
N/A
2019

*Business Operating Expenses defined as R&D + SG&A

Environment, Health & Safety

Recordable Incident Rate
0.21%
2020
0.49%
2019
0.30%
2018
Lost Time Incident Rate
0.12%
2020
0.08%
2019
0.04%
2018
Employees Using Public Transportation to Commute (U.S. and U.K. Based Employees)
N/A
2020
44%
2019
40%
2018
Total GHG Emissions
Total GHG Emissions Scope 1 & Scope 2 Market-Based (metric tons CO2e)
13,464
2020
13,826
2019
16,551
2018
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GHG Scope 1 (metric tons CO2e)
5,664
2020
5,834
2019
5,664
2018
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GHG Scope 2 Market-Based (metric tons CO2e)
7,800
2020
7,992
2019
10,887
2018
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Nonhazardous Waste (metric tons)*
522.65
2020
1,233.77
2019
N/A
2018
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Nonhazardous Waste Diverted From Landfill (metric tons)*
272.56
2020
635.48
2019
N/A
2018
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Percent of Nonhazardous Waste Sent for Recycling or Composting
52%
2020
51%
2019
N/A
2018
Hazardous Waste (metric tons) Icon
Hazardous Waste (metric tons)
265.84
2020
N/A
2019
N/A
2018
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Laboratory and Manufacturing Waste Recycled (metric tons)
32.51
2020
N/A
2019
N/A
2018
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Total Water Consumed (megaliters)
101.05
2020
N/A
2019
N/A
2018
CDP ClimChange Survey Score
CDP Climate Change Survey Score
B
2020
N/A
2019
N/A
2018

*Vertex began measuring waste data in metric tons. Our 2019 waste data has been adjusted from tons to metrics tons for consistency.