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Elanco’s Healthy Purpose™

Our Healthy Purpose Pillars

Elanco’s Healthy Purpose™ advances the well-being of animals, people and the planet, enabling us to realise our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. It is the fundamental belief uniting all Elanco employees – healthier animals are the key to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Our business and employees live out our vision through our two corporate responsibility causes: food security and companionship. Whether it's service dog training, packing meals, or global volunteer projects, we strive to enrich lives and give back to our communities.

Our Healthy Purpose is the platform through which we engage with our employees, communities and industry leaders across more than 90 countries, to provide global, sustainable solutions to make an impact. It's centred on four inter-connected pillars: healthier animals, healthier people, healthier planet, and healthier enterprise.

Healthier Animals
Healthier People
Healthier Planet
Healthier Enterprise

Every pillar is interconnected, and they all contribute to the success and sustainability of our shared ecosystem today and for generations to follow.

Our Commitment

Elanco’s approach to sustainability and ESG commitments is called Elanco Healthy Purpose™. This is a framework of commitments and actions that is focused on advancing the well-being of animals, people and the planet, enabling us to realise our vision of ‘Food and companionship enriching life’.


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Elanco Healthy Purpose™ addresses societal challenges and underscores Elanco’s role in improving the health and wellbeing of the majority of the world’s animals.

Sustainable changes to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals


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Protein Pledge: We will create more resilient food systems by enabling 57 million more people to have access to nutritious protein.

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Planet Pledge: We will remove 21 million tons of emissions from our customers' farms while reducing our own impact on the planet.

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Pet Pledge: We will improve the world's wellbeing by helping at least 100 million more healthy pets help people.

Protein Pledge

Around the world, 1 in 3 people aren’t getting the right nutrition, leading to a range of challenges from malnutrition to obesity. The UN World Food Programme estimates in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic that the number of people facing food insecurity may double to 265 million by the end of the year1, on top of the 2 billion suffering from hidden hunger2.

The Elanco Protein Pledge is an active commitment to improve the efficiency and sustainability of every farmer the company works with, improve the health and welfare of 3 billion farm animals and support and enhance agricultural productivity and income of 250,000 dairy and poultry smallholder farmers.

  1. https://www.wfp.org/news/covid-19-will-double-number-people-facing-food-crises-unless-swift-action-taken
  2. https://www.ifpri.org/publication/2014-global-hunger-index
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Planet Pledge

A growing global population alongside growing environmental challenges puts the health of our planet under stress. As an example, diseases and pests affecting farm animals can increase greenhouse gas emissions as much as 50%3. Elanco’s Planet Pledge is a commitment to be customers’ lead partner on the journey toward net zero emissions on their farms, grow the product portfolio with environmental benefits and accelerate toward sustainable packaging while achieving 100% renewable sources of electricity across the company’s operations.

  1. https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/fulltext/S0169-5347(20)30227-5
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Pet Pledge

Pets can be a force to reverse the growing epidemic of social isolation, improving our mental, physical and social health. Forty percent of pet owners say they’ve received some type of support from people they met through their pet. And, since the COVID-19 pandemic, two-thirds of dog owners say they rely on their pets for emotional support more than before4.

Elanco’s Pet Pledge will help 40 million more pets receive better care through the company's work with veterinarians and pet owners, innovate by delivering a constant flow of new medicines and health products for pets, and help the world understand and experience the benefits of pets on wellbeing.

  1. Elanco Animal Health. Data on File
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Powered by People, Access and Innovation

These ambitions are powered by key Elanco differentiators:

  • People with purpose. Elanco is a safe harbour where passionate people have the tools to live out their purpose.
  • Access with purpose. Our position as a global animal health leader allows us to reach a significant percentage of the world’s animals.
  • Innovation with purpose. Every Elanco innovation focuses on our customers and society’s greatest needs.

Grounded in a Healthier Enterprise

Our unique differentiators make our pledges possible, and all of our sustainability/ESG efforts are grounded in our commitment to a healthier enterprise.

We are committed to governing our business with the highest ethical standards, and, through key performance indicators that will help us deliver on performance measurement, transparency and responsibility to all stakeholders. We will continue to evolve and improve while creating an environment where employees feel safe, respected, empowered and invested in making a difference to society.

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