Our Values

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Our culture and values help us fulfill our purpose

Our culture

Talented, committed and responsible people from diverse backgrounds are essential for us to fulfill our purpose of reimagining medicine. We strive to unleash the power of our people and we cultivate a company culture that is inspired, curious and empowered.

Our values

Our values underpin our company culture. They describe the professional behaviors we expect from our employees. These values are an integral part of the framework we use to recruit people, develop them, and assess and reward their performance.


Innovation is at the heart of what we do. We encourage people to experiment and take smart risks. Our aim is to foster creative thinking that leads to practical solutions to healthcare and business challenges.


Delivering high-quality medicines is critical to our purpose of improving and extending people's lives. Our focus on quality excellence includes continuously enhancing our standards, technology and training for our people, as well as learning from our mistakes.

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We encourage our employees to put the success of their team first and to value each other’s contributions and feedback. We embrace diverse perspectives to develop an inclusive environment where everyone can achieve their full potential.


We focus on personal and team achievements by taking smart risks while maintaining high ethical standards.


We want our people to have the courage to stand up for their ideas and challenge the status quo. We also want them to have the courage to do the right thing in the face of resistance or moral dilemmas.


We care about our people, patients and customers and commit to the highest ethical standards in what we do. We take a principles-based approach to support constructive discussions and improve decision-making.