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2023 Sustainability Report

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. For nearly 150 years, we’ve developed and delivered trusted medicines that help people get better, feel better and live better. We remain committed to continuous progress and improving our positive impact on people, the planet and society.

A Message From Our CEO

Sustainability has always been central to Lilly, and we dedicate ourselves to ensuring our sustainability efforts help address important issues for our business, our employees and society.

Sustainability Highlights

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$35 or Less Per Month
for Lilly insulin1


$4.3 Billion in Free Medicines Provided in 2023
including $68 million in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance2

Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 26%
from 2020 to 2023, while our overall business has grown

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Purchased 28.4%
of our electricity from renewable sources

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49% Women in Management Globally
24% of U.S. management positions held by minority group members3

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spent with approximately 1,600 small and/or diverse suppliers in 2023

  1. Terms and conditions apply.

  2. Includes value of medicines provided by Lilly and its affiliates to charitable organizations that offer free Lilly medicines to qualifying patients. Product donations valued at wholesale acquisition cost.

  3. As of end of year 2023. 

Explore Our Impact



We work to continually reduce our environmental footprint with a focus on addressing climate change, waste and water security.
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We improve lives and communities around the world through our medicines, our commitment to our employees and through our giving and volunteering efforts.
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We strive to earn and maintain the trust of our stakeholders, and we set high standards for our products, operations and performance.
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Transparency: Indices, reports and policies


At Lilly, we constantly strive to be leaders in diversity and inclusion, research and development, social impact, and employee benefits. We’ve received recognition from several distinguished organizations for our efforts.

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See important information about our Sustainability report.