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
1,538
2019
1,087
2018
659
2017
Employees Who Volunteer Through Vertex Volunteers
49%
2019
36%
2018
N/A*
2017
Hours Volunteered by Employees During Work Time
6,688
2019
5,148
2018
N/A*
2017

*Data unavailable prior to 2018 when we implemented a new tracking system.

Workplace

Percent of Women in the Workforce
53%
2019
51%
2018
51%
2017
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Percent of Leadership (VP and Above) Who Are Women
42%
2019
38%
2018
38%
2017
Percent of Our Leadership (VP and Above) Who Are Racially/Ethnically Diverse (U.S.)
13%
2019
20%
2018
18%
2017
Percent of Our Workforce Who Are Racially/Ethnically Diverse (U.S.)
32%
2019
30%
2018
30%
2017
Percent of New Hires Who Are Racially/Ethnically Diverse (U.S.)
36%
2019
39%
2018
37%
2017
Percent of Board of Directors Who are Diverse Based on Gender/Ethnicity
44%
2019
50%
2018
44%
2017
Voluntary Turnover Rate
9.2%
2019
9.3%
2018
8.6%
2017

Business & Ethnics

R&D Investment (in USD Thousands)
$1,754,540
2019
$1,416,476
2018
$1,324,625
2017
R&D Investment as a Percentage of Business Operating Expenses*
73%
2019
72%
2018
73%
2017
Percent of Employees Who Completed Their Annual Code of Conduct Training
100%
2019
99.9%
2018
99.9%
2017

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

Environment, Health & Safety

Recordable Incident Rate
0.49%
2019
0.30%
2018
0.42%
2017
Lost Time Incident Rate
0.08%
2019
0.04%
2018
0.19%
2017
Employees Using Public Transportation to Commute (U.S. and U.K. Based Employees)
44%
2019
40%
2018
40%
2017
Total GHG Emissions
Total GHG Emissions Scope 1 & Scope 2 Market-Based (metric tons CO2e)
13,826
2019
16,551
2018
17,261
2017
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GHG Scope 1 (metric tons CO2e)
5,834
2019
5,664
2018
5,957
2017
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GHG Scope 2 Market-Based (metric tons CO2e)
7,992
2019
10,887
2018
11,304
2017
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Nonhazardous Waste (tons)
1,360.4
2019
N/A
2018
N/A
2017
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Nonhazardous Waste Diverted From Landfill (tons)
700.5
2019
N/A
2018
N/A
2017
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Percent of Nonhazardous Waste Recycled or Composted
51%
2019
N/A
2018
N/A
2017