Lilly Operating Responsibly

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Lilly Operating Responsibly

At Lilly, our corporate responsibility efforts are part of the fabric of who we are, part of our efforts to make life better for people around the world. Our heritage shapes who we are and informs what we do today – and tomorrow. Since our founding by Colonel Eli Lilly in 1876, we have pioneered medical breakthroughs like human insulin, the polio vaccine, and many other therapies. We’ve also set a high standard for giving back to our communities.

How we do business is as important as what we do. Underpinning everything we do are our values of integrity, excellence, and respect for people, which were laid out by the Lilly family long ago and still guide us today. We demonstrate our values through responsible business practices that reflect our commitments to strong governance principles: transparency; patient, customer, and employee privacy; ethical product promotion; and stakeholder engagement.

You can also see these values in our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and create a better tomorrow for future generations. The medicines we make require the use of valuable resources, including energy, water, and raw materials. Lilly takes a holistic approach to understanding and managing our environmental impacts across the product life cycle. We are deeply committed to conducting our business in an environmentally, socially, and financially responsible manner.

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Embracing the Power of Diversity at Lilly
Today’s guest blog comes from Lilly’s Chief Diversity Officer, Monique Hunt McWilliams. DiversityInc revealed this week what I already know: Lilly stands out as a company embracing and valuing diversity. For the fifth year in a row, we have been named to DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Lilly landed at No. 24 on the roster, jumping three spots from a No...
Apr 30, 2015 1:30 PM ET
Lilly: Women in the Workplace - A Culture of Inclusion
Today’s guest post comes from Monique Hunt McWilliams, Eli Lilly and Company’s Chief Diversity officer. In the quest for innovation, not a single person or talent can be wasted. Creating a talented and diverse workforce is vital to the success of our company and to our ability to deliver the best medicines to the people who need...
Mar 5, 2015 4:15 PM ET
Lilly: Continuing Our Legacy of Community Involvement
Corporate responsibility is woven into the fabric of Lilly. It defines how we think and act, permeates all of our business areas, and is a vital part of our heritage. Capping off another eventful year of corporate responsibility, today Lilly was named to The Civic 50, an annual list of America’s most community-minded companies. The Civic...
Dec 9, 2014 8:15 AM ET
Lilly: 20 by 2020
Earlier this year, we announced a new set of environmental goals which include reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency by 20 percent by 2020. We’re committed to operating responsibly so here are a few key projects...
Nov 6, 2014 2:30 PM ET
Lilly: And the Indianapolis Prize Goes to…
Every two years, the Indianapolis Prize is awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts involving a single animal species or multiple species. This year, Dr. Patricia C. Wright was honored with the world’s leading award for animal conservation at the JW...
Oct 15, 2014 8:45 AM ET