It's not a fad. It is at the core of who we are.

For over 140 years, Eli Lilly and Company has shown its commitment to be a responsible global citizen – in large part, through a long history of philanthropic contributions.

Today, our understanding of corporate responsibility is evolving beyond charity and reaching into the core of our business operations. We're drawing on our scientific, technical and business expertise to serve patients, meet community needs and reduce our environmental footprint.

We also work to improve global health by helping expand access to medicine, by working to strengthen policies that foster better health, by providing help to those in need, and by being an active participant in the communities we serve.

We believe that collaborating with governments and other stakeholders builds trust and reinforces our mutual interest in bringing value to patients and society. And we know that conducting our business responsibly enables us to attract a principled, passionate, and creative workforce—individuals who seek to contribute their talents to our mission of improving global health.

The reach of our programmes is global. Yet we ensure that the impact of our work is also felt at a local level with a commitment to invest in the communities in which we operate.