Our company's corporate responsibility (CR) efforts are guided by common principles. Responsibility is a core part of our business. It underscores our mission of discovering new ways to improve and extend improve people's lives.
We apply our expertise in science and innovation to society's biggest health challenges.
We take a long-term view and commitment to address global health priorities where we can lead and make a significant impact.
We are guided by a central philosophy and programs are conceived of and implemented by our divisions and within our functional areas where the required expertise and infrastructure is strongest.
We apply business principles to investments — talent and capital — where the potential for joint value creation is the greatest; philanthropy plays a useful, but limited role.
We understand that partnerships are key — improving global health is a goal we share with governments, international agencies, foundations and nongovernmental organizations.
We measure and communicate the results of our efforts and the impact on patient and societal health.