Community Engagement

We have an established history of community involvement and believe that our obligations extend beyond the medicines we make. We seek to be a responsible employer and business partner. In addition, our company and our employees volunteer their time and skills to many causes and charitable programmes. These programmes vary across our locations in Ireland, but they share a common purpose in aiming to provide meaningful support to the communities in which we live and work.

Employee Volunteering Programme
In 2008 we launched our ‘Global Day of Service’ and every year our employees volunteer their time and efforts to support the communities in which they operate. Projects that have been undertaken include: Renovation and painting of school playgrounds, preparation of a walkway at a communal facility, renovation projects on a local graveyard and a memorial garden, assistance with the distribution of literature for a Youth Health information project, renovation of gardens at a homeless shelter and an inner city care home for the elderly.


In addition, we believe that transparency of business practices that involve financial payments, or other forms of value, to physicians is essential for building trust. We understand that these payments may be misconstrued if they are viewed as secretive. As a result, we have taken a number of steps to provide information on important aspects of how we interact with key partners in the pursuit of advancements in medicine.

Employee Fundraising
Lilly in Ireland has an established Employee Programme that supports employee's fundraising activities.

Education Outreach Programme
Lilly believes that the medicines of tomorrow rely on future generations to discover them. To help achieve this we are supportive of educational projects for primary, secondary and third level education.

For local primary schools we hold an “Introduction to Science” day and employees work with the school on various projects including entries for the Young Scientist competition.

At second level Lilly is involved in helping the schools promote Science in a practical way. Examples of this are, career talks, subject targeted site tours,support for young scientist projects and transition year work experience. Lilly also sponsors a Cork County Junior Certificate Science quiz.

At third level Lilly closely collaborates with Institutes of Technology and Universities both Nationally and Internationally. This ranges from providing guest lecturers in specific topics to providing specific undergraduate placements.

Lilly lends expertise in the areas of health, safety and environmental programmes to support activities in the community and local schools.