Updated on 23 April 2013
Mr Vineet Gupta, director, corporate affairs, pricing reimbursement and access, Eli Lilly and Company, India
For more than 135 years, Eli Lilly and Company has demonstrated a commitment to be a responsible global citizen, in large part, through a long history of philanthropic contributions. Our greatest contribution to society, however, is to continue to discover and develop innovative medicines, which will ultimately help us realize our vision to make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century. We're drawing on our scientific, technical and business expertise to serve patients, meet the community's needs and reduce our environmental footprint.
At Lilly India, we are collaborating with government and other stakeholders to build trust and reinforce our mutual interest in bringing value to patients and society. Increasingly, we are integrating the concept of "shared value" into the way we operate. Using our business expertise to help address pressing social needs opens up new opportunities for us to provide solutions to health challenges.
We have initiated several corporate responsibility initiatives in India, which we believe this approach will help to create enduring value for society and for Lilly. These include, Global Day of Service and Global Health Programs, like Lilly MDR-TB Partnership and Uday- the Lilly NCD partnership, among others.
Global day of service
Each October, we partner with local non governmental organizations to contribute in a meaningful manner. All employees across India work with local organizations to make a difference in the lives of the people who are under privileged.
Global health programs
Health is among an individual's most important personal assets and medicines play an essential role in preserving it. However, around the world, millions lack access to comprehensive health care, including medicines and other treatment tools. Lilly is committed to expanding access to medicines, and we work with partners to improve health outcomes for undeserved populations. Lilly's Global health programs include signature public-private programs, including The Lilly NCD Partnership and The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership.