Sustainable business

Our business is built on the conviction that the formula for lasting success is to stay focused, think long-term and do business in a financially, socially and environmentally responsible way.

Our key contribution is to discover and develop innovative medicines and make them accessible to patients throughout the world. But we know that to support better diabetes health for generations to come, we must also invest in efforts to prevent type 2 diabetes and obesity, educating healthcare professionals, offering patient support programmes, and ensuring that we have no negative impact on people, communities and the environment.


Making our medicines available and affordable

Tens of millions of people living with diabetes cannot get access to the life-saving insulin and the medical care they need.

We are committed to doing our part to ensure that no one should go without access to medicine and treatment.

Our commitment to access & affordability


Zero environmental impact

We are transitioning from a linear economy of 'take-make-dispose' to a circular economy based on three principles: Design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems.

See our new environmental strategy


Halt the rise of type 2 diabetes

We have to halt the rise of type 2 diabetes. Not only to stop more and more people from facing a life with this serious condition, but also to take off preassure from our health care systems and societies.

The Cities Changing Diabetes™ programme is our repsonse. 19 cities on five continents are finding and sharing solutions, to advance healthy city living and prevent obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

Visit our Cities Changing Diabetes programme

 


Performance on our Triple Bottom Line

 

Integrated reporting

Our annual performance on our financial, social and environmental performance in one integrated report.

Learn about our approach and get an overview of our annual reports

 

 

Communication on Progress

We remain committed to the principles of responsible business conduct promoted by the United Nations Global Compact.

Read our Communication on Progress

 

 

Accounting for our actions

We hold ourselves accountable to stakeholders and provide insights into how we operate and work. 

Read more about our transparency disclosures here

 


17 goals to transform the world

The Sustainable Development Goals define what is required to achieve a world in which all people can thrive within the boundaries of the Earth.

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FAQs

Click through to find the answers to some of our more frequently asked questions on sustainability and responsible business practices.

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