Supporting our communities

Wherever we work in the world, we aim to make a positive impact on people and the communities in which they live

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Our approach

As a science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company, our innovative medicines impact more than 120 million patient lives annually. But our contribution to society extends beyond this to include our wider efforts to benefit people and the planet.

Wherever we work in the world, we aim to make a positive impact on people and the communities in which they live. Our work is delivered through sustainable healthcare solutions that are built upon the principles of health equity, transparency and partnership, working with non-profit organisations, associations and societies from around the world. We aim to advance patient health, increase access to care, drive science innovation and build healthy and resilient communities for all.

Advance patient health
We support programmes aligned to our core therapeutic areas that increase disease awareness, improve health literacy, and empower patients to better manage their health.

Increase access to care
We support improved healthcare delivery and access to medication for underserved patients and communities with the greatest unmet need. This includes responding when there is a humanitarian or public health need.

Drive science innovation
We support STEM education and foster learning and development among students and practitioners to build the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.

Build resilient communities
We support disease prevention and public health programmes as well as environmental projects that help strengthen communities and build resilient health systems.

Building a sustainable future

In 2023, our community investment contributions included:

$115 million

Total community investment across 76 countries*

$12.1 million

Disaster relief and public health responses*


Non-profit organisations funded including financial donations, in-kind donations and product donations*


employee volunteer hours

*As at end December 2023. Source: Sustainability Report

Our programmes and activity

We aim to make a significant financial and non-financial contribution to the communities in which we operate. This comprises our medicines for patients and our focus on sustainability for people, planet and society.

Product donations

We donate our medicines through non-profit partners who support patients in medically underserved communities for genuine public health need or as part of disaster relief and humanitarian response.

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Humanitarian response & disaster relief

Providing support for disaster relief and humanitarian work is an important part of our contribution to society.

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How we provide funding

We believe a healthier world cannot come from medicines alone which is why we are committed to support our communities and the organisations that serve them. Whether you are a non-profit, patient advocate, medical professional or researcher, we realise the value of the work that you are doing.

There are several ways we support our communities: financial contributions, in-kind contributions, employee involvement and volunteerism and product donations. This can include health system strengthening, disease awareness and health promotion, and the development of patient support programming.

In 2023, we gave more than $115 million through our community investment activities to more than 800 non-profit organisations in 76 countries.