For more than a century, our company has been inventing medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. We have always been and always will be inventing, and we do it for the single greatest purpose: Life.

Our Approach to Corporate Responsibility

Our corporate responsibility approach is aligned with our company’s focus on invention, and underscores our commitment to overcoming the greatest obstacles to health and well-being, developing and rewarding our employees, protecting the environment, and operating with the highest standards of ethics and transparency.

Reflecting our commitment to managing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, we continue to focus our approach to corporate responsibility in four primary areas that are of greatest relevance to our business and society.

Access to Health

We aspire to improve access to health by discovering, developing and providing innovative products and services that save and improve lives.

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Employees

We recognize that our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of our employees.

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Environmental Sustainability

A healthy planet is essential to human health and the sustainability of our business.

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Ethics & Transparency

Through our unwavering commitment to ethics and transparency, we earn the trust and confidence of our stakeholders.

Ethics & Transparency

Our Commitment

Corporate Responsibility is embedded in all that we do. It informs our decisions and focuses the daily efforts of our colleagues around the world as we strive to make a difference.

Our commitment to corporate responsibility is reflected in:

  • Our policies and practices
  • The commercial models and initiatives we employ to build and sustain our business and expand access to health
  • The philanthropic programs that support our mission and contribute to society
  • Our engagement and communication with our stakeholders including customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees, and communities

Letter from Our CEO

“Our company has an important role to play in tackling some of humanity’s greatest challenges. By fostering a long-term, strategic approach to our business and our contributions to society, we can not only strengthen our future as a company but also fulfill our commitments to make this a better, healthier world for all.”

— Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals

We are committed to helping achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to help end poverty, protect the environment and ensure prosperity. The focus of our corporate responsibility approach reflects the priorities of the SDGs.

As a global healthcare company that is committed to improving health and well-being around the world, SDG 3 (ensuring good health and well-being) is at the core of our business and aligned with our mission to save and improve lives.

In addition, while we realize that all of the SDGs are essential to fostering sustainable development, we have prioritized eight global goals as those where we are positioned to have the biggest impact.

Throughout this report, you’ll see SDG icons highlighting how our work is aligned to help meet these goals.

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Our Giving

Our commitment to corporate responsibility is also demonstrated through our philanthropic efforts and our company’s long history of philanthropy. Through our philanthropic contributions, product donations and employee volunteering efforts, we strive to find sustainable solutions to key global health challenges and to strengthen communities where our employees live and work.

Our program investments aim to support interventions that have shown evidence of effectiveness in advancing the quality of health services delivery, reducing health care disparities, fostering innovation in the delivery of health care, and empowering patients as active participants in managing their own health.

Awards & Recognition

We have been recognized for our commitment to corporate responsibility.

FTSE4Good Index

We have been a constituent of this leading index since 2008

Corporate Knights

Among the 2017 Global Most Sustainable Corporations in the World