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Medidata Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives Recognized for Global Sustainability, Diversity and Equality in the Workplace

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(NASDAQ: MDSO) corporate social responsibility (CSR) and diversity and
belonging programs continue to earn honors as they make a difference for
patients, employees, and the environment.

Recent recognition includes:

  • Barron’s named Medidata to its annual list of the 100
    Most Sustainable Companies
    in the U.S. for a second year in a row.
    The award considers the company’s positive impact in five categories:
    shareholders, employees, customers, community, and the planet
  • The Human
    Rights Campaign (HRC)
    gave Medidata a perfect score in its 2018
    Corporate Equality Index. The index is a national benchmarking tool on
    corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual,
    transgender, and queer employees
  • Medidata CTO Julie Iskow was named to the Top
    50 Women in Tech
    by the National
    Diversity Conference

“These honors recognize our company’s dedication to creating a better
world through our CSR program, which closely aligns with our mission.
I’m proud of our activities and diverse culture in which employees feel
encouraged, included, and inspired as outstanding citizens at work and
in their communities,” said Tarek Sherif, CEO and co-founder, Medidata.

The company’s corporate
program is based upon three pillars: “access for all”
to provide all patients access to treatment, STEM education, and gender
equality. Medidata and its employees are actively creating a better
world in areas such as:

  • Transparency: Medidata issued its first CSR report in 2018, meeting
    Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) standards
  • Community events: The company hosted over 100 CSR events across the
    globe in 2018 and offers employees a free volunteer day every year
  • Conservation: Medidata’s London office recently became the first in
    the UK to receive LEED v.4 Gold Certification. Medidata also partnered
    with local authorities on a parklet project in the Hammersmith
    neighborhood. The project received a Healthy Streets Award in the UK
    for creating a more sustainable environment
  • Diversity and belonging: The 2018 NEXT NYC Hackathon focused on
    developing tools that helped improve diversity in clinical trials. The
    winning team developed a dashboard using statistical models that
    allowed sponsors to view how well their trials achieve patient

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