Our Responsibility

We help people get better, feel better and live better. It’s been our purpose for more than 145 years. We do this through our medicines, our people and our commitment to improve lives and communities around the world. We work every day to grow our business in responsible ways that improve people’s lives and benefit society. We set and measure challenging goals to continually improve what we do – and how we do it.

Our impact starts with the purpose of our business: to create medicines that make life better. Building on our purpose, we focus our efforts on five key areas:

  • Increase access to medicines

  • Improve Lives and Communities

  • Empower a Diverse Workforce

  • Minimise our Environmental Impact

  • Operate Ethically and Responsibly

To learn about Lilly's global impact visit www.lilly.com/impact

COVID-19 Response

The global pandemic brought on by COVID-19 changed the world as we know it. At Lilly, we joined our industry partners in bringing the unique scientific and medical expertise of the pharmaceutical industry to bear in the crisis. We will continue to work together with partners around the world to help affected patients and communities.

2030 Environmental Goals

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Carbon neutral in our own operations. 100% renewable electricity. Enhance full value-chain emissions reporting.

Energy And Environment Waste


Zero waste to landfill. 100% of plastic waste repurposed for beneficial use. Integrate sustainability into product and packaging design.

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No impact to water-stressed areas. No impact from pharmaceuticals in the environment.


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Environmental Sustainability

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