Our ESG Goals

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Reach 30 Million People by 2030

Through investments in people, medicines and health systems, Lilly aims to reach 30 million people in resource-limited settings annually by 2030.

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25,000 Volunteer Hours and $25 Million to Combat Racism

Lilly committed 25,000 volunteer hours and the Lilly Foundation pledged $25 million to combat racism in central Indiana over five years.

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$13.4 Million Contributed to United Way in 2020

Through our annual United Way campaign, we help address complex societal challenges and create lasting change in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

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Improve Diversity Year-Over-Year

We’re committed to increasing the number of women and minority group members in leadership. We aim to increase the current representation of Black/African Americans in our U.S. workforce from approximately 10% to 13%.

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Zero Injuries

Our goal is to achieve zero severe injuries, with a focus on continuous improvement. Additionally, we have established new safety metrics connected to our safety priorities and improving safety culture.

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Renewable Electricity

We’re committed to source 100% of purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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Carbon Neutrality

We’re committed to be carbon neutral in our own operations (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) by 2030 and enhance our full value-chain emissions reporting.

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Waste and Plastics

Our goal is to have zero waste go to landfills from routine operations and have 100% of plastic waste repurposed for beneficial use, with at least 90% recycled or reused. We’re also committed to integrating sustainability-focused design principles into product and packaging design processes.

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Water Security

We’re committed to maintaining that 100% of Lilly sites meet predicted no-effect concentrations (PNEC) for Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and establishing and conforming to water management plans for Lilly sites in water-stressed areas.

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This website contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current assumptions and expectations, including statements regarding our sustainability targets, goals, commitments and programs and other business plans, initiatives and objectives. The words “estimate”, “project”, “intend”, “expect”, “believe”, “target”, “anticipate” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All such statements are intended to enjoy the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Actual results may differ materially due to various factors. The company’s sustainability targets, goals, and commitments outlined in this website or elsewhere, as well as its operations, results, business, goals, and strategy may be affected by factors including, but not limited to, the impact of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the global response thereto; the significant costs and uncertainties in the pharmaceutical research and development process, including with respect to the timing and process of obtaining regulatory approvals; competitive developments affecting current products and the company’s pipeline; regulatory actions regarding currently marketed products; litigation, investigations, or other similar proceedings involving past, current, or future products or commercial activities as the company is largely self-insured; the impact of business development transactions and related integration costs; the impact of global macroeconomic conditions and trade disruptions or disputes; and changes or developments in laws and regulations, including health care reform.

For additional information about the factors that affect the company’s business, please see the company’s latest Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and any 8-Ks filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company expressly disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by applicable law.