Mr. Eli Lilly (grandson of the company founder, Colonel Eli Lilly)
"Research is the heart of the business, the soul of the enterprise."
As a global biopharmaceutical company, our responsibility to society starts with making quality, trusted medicines that make life better for people around the world. This is the core of what we do. And by doing this well, it allows us to extend our reach and deepen the impact of our corporate responsibility efforts.
Beyond the medicines we make, we use our research and development capabilities, expertise and assets along with the passion of our scientists to advance research and scientific discovery.
Our primary philanthropic discovery efforts over the past decade have been focused on tuberculosis, a disease for which new, safer, faster-acting medicines are desperately needed. Through Lilly’s global health partnerships, we support TB discovery efforts with leading R&D organizations, non-profits, academic institutions and governments.