Workplace Responsibility

The early leaders of our company recognized that actions speak louder than words— particularly where employees were concerned. “Intellectual capital” may be the modern term for it, but even early on, Lilly understood that the knowledge and skills of Lilly people were the company’s most important assets. 

Today, we offer our workforce competitive compensation and benefits packages, and provide a wide variety of opportunities for personal growth. We aim to create an environment where employees can balance work and personal life responsibilities. We provide employees with opportunities to build careers that reward them personally and professionally, while helping our company advance its vision to improve patient outcomes.

In addition, in our business, effective leadership is essential so we have created programs and activities designed to build leadership skills. Our long-term responsibility is to ensure Lilly has a talent pipeline for the future. Just as Lilly has to think many years in advance to plan our drug pipeline, we need to do the same for our people.

At Lilly, embracing diversity is at the core of our long-held value of respect for people. It is the lens through which we understand and respond to the unique needs of the millions of individuals who depend on our medicines. We’re proud of our diversity and the essential role it plays in helping us accomplish our mission.

Lilly works to attract and retain talented employees who bring the varying perspectives and skills we need to operate on a global level. Diversity fosters creativity, creativity drives innovation, and innovation leads to better patient outcomes and enhanced business success. Without diverse ideas, we simply cannot remain viable in a rapidly changing environment.


Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc
Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association of Female Executives
Top 100 Best Places to Work, Best Places to Work Hall of Fame, Working Mother
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Health & Safety
Placing our employees’ health and safety among our highest priorities is consistent with the Lilly value of respect for people. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we want them to operate in the safest environment possible. Our health and safety programs are tailored to each of our business areas, including sales and marketing, manufacturing, research and development, and administrative global services. Successful injury prevention requires every employee to be vigilant about keeping himself or herself and others safe.


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