Operating Responsibly

At Lilly, our corporate responsibility efforts are part of the fabric of who we are and part of our efforts to make life better for people around the world. We are increasingly linking those efforts to our business so we can have a greater, more sustainable impact in the communities where we live and work.

Our heritage shapes who we are and informs what we do today—and tomorrow.

Since our founding by Colonel Eli Lilly in 1876, we’ve placed quality at the center of all we do. We understand that how we do business is as important as what we do.

Underpinning everything we do are our values— integrity, excellence and respect for people—which were laid out by the Lilly family long ago and still guide us today. We strive to be a leader in corporate responsibility and to demonstrate our values through responsible business practices that reflect our commitments to strong governance principles, patient, customer and employee privacy, ethical product promotion, stakeholder engagement and more.

You can also see these values in our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and create a better tomorrow for future generations. We take a holistic approach to understanding and managing our environmental impacts across the product life cycle. And we are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally, socially and financially responsible manner.

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