Access to HealthEnvironmental SustainabilityEmployeesEthics Transparency

Our Approach

Overview

Overview
Our Approach

We are committed to improving health and well-being around the world. From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we are guided by a rich legacy and inspired by a shared vision.

Our company’s core values are inspired by a desire to improve life, achieve scientific excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity, expand access to our products and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration.

Our corporate responsibility approach is aligned with the company’s mission, vision and values, and articulates how we see our responsibilities in the areas of access to health, ethical and transparent business practices, environmentally sustainable operations, scientific advancement, employee wellness, and value creation for our shareholders.

Since successfully managing social, ethical and environmental issues involves all employees, we have established a company-wide corporate responsibility framework, as well as a list of key performance indicators to measure our performance and progress in our areas of strategic focus: Access to Health, Environmental Sustainability, Employees, and Ethics & Transparency.

Integrated into our approach to corporate responsibility is a commitment to constructive engagement with stakeholders. We recognize that issues that matter to key stakeholders can very quickly become material issues for our shareholders. So we seek to balance our responsibilities in ways that support our fiduciary duty to generate long-term shareholder value, while also considering the needs of other stakeholders. Learn more about our stakeholder engagement process.

In 2014, we completed a formal corporate responsibility (CR) materiality assessment in order to more fully understand our economic, environmental and social impacts, to identify stakeholder expectations regarding our performance, and to help further refine a corporate responsibility strategy that aligns with our company’s business strategy. We continue to engage stakeholders to support this journey and help us deliver greater value to society and to our business.