We look for ways we can make a difference, both in the communities where our facilities are based and in the broader global community in which we operate. In recent years, we’ve worked to more closely align our investments with our business objectives to drive better results for our communities, for the people we serve, and for our company. We aim to demonstrate leadership by using our resources and our deep expertise to make a meaningful, measurable, and sustainable difference. At the local level, we focus our community investments on programs that improve patient outcomes, especially in Lilly’s therapeutic areas of expertise, such as diabetes, cancer, and mental health. In addition, we look for ways to enhance the quality of life in communities in which Lilly has a presence. In Indiana, for example, we are making significant commitments to improve K–12 education, with a priority on math and science.
When disasters strike, Lilly responds with cash and product contributions to help people in desperate situations. Every disaster is different, prompting a wide variety of needs. When responding, we take great care not to overburden the local infrastructure, so that our product donations are meaningful and impactful. We donate items that are specifically requested by relief agencies, partnering with them to best leverage our support.