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Reporting Frameworks

Development Goals

Development Goals
Reporting Frameworks

In 2015, world leaders gathered in New York City for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, during which they formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These goals—17 in total, with 169 specific targets—are as ambitious as they are inspiring. Building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs represent the international community’s aspirations for improving the lives of the world’s poorest people by 2030. To date, there has been no greater effort to overcome extreme poverty, poor health, hunger and other development challenges.

“We are honored to play a role in the global efforts to achieve the SDGs. Through our ongoing commitments to address important health challenges, including maternal health, HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer and neglected tropical diseases, we are mobilizing the best of our company to help save and improve lives around the world.”

Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman and CEO

The table below highlights our investments into efforts that address the SDGs and other global health and development challenges.

GoalsDescription Actions
No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhereCommunity Investment
Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agricultureSupporting a Sustainable Food Supply
Good Health &
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all agesAccess to Reproductive Health;
Air Emissions;
Community Investment ;
Infectious Diseases;
Materials & Waste;
MSD for Mothers;
Our Approach to Access;
Pricing & Commercialization;
Product Stewardship;
Research & Development;
Women's Health
Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for allEducation
Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girlsGlobal Diversity & Inclusion;
Access to Reproductive Health;
Human Rights
Clean Water & Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for allPharmaceuticals in the Environment;
Affordable &
Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for allClimate Change & Energy Use
Decent Work & Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for allCDP Climate Change;
Global Diversity & Inclusion;
Human Rights;
Our Approach to Environmental Sustainability
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovationManufacturing & Supply Chain;
Research & Development
SDG 10
Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countriesGlobal Diversity & Inclusion;
Human Rights
SDG 11
Cities & Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainableCommunity: Disaster Relief;
Community: Neighbor of Choice;
Medical Outreach Program;
Product Donations
SDG 12
Responsible Consumption & Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patternsAbout This Report;
Materials & Waste;
Our Approach to Environmental Sustainability;
Procurement & Supplier Relations;
Product Stewardship;
SDG 13
Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impactsCDP Climate Change;
Climate Change & Energy Use;
Climate Change: Public Policy Position Statement
SDG 14
Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable developmentPharmaceuticals in the Environment;
Supporting a Sustainable Food Supply
SDG 15
Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity lossGenetic Research;
Materials & Waste;
SDG 16
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levelsHuman Rights;
Office of Ethics;
Transparency Disclosures
SDG 17
Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable developmentCommunity Investment;
Manufacturing & Supply Chain;
Neglected Tropical Diseases;
Our Giving;
Product Donations