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.
Every pillar contributes to the success and sustainability of our shared ecosystem today and for generations to follow.
We are growing our business with integrity and excellence with respect to all stakeholders, where all employees feel safe, engaged and accountable as owners.
Through our Healthier Enterprise pillar, we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
Diversity, Equity & InclusionElanco strives to foster the inclusion of all employees, customers and stakeholders around the world, and celebrate the diversity of its individuals. Our goal is to provide an inclusive and equitable experience for all employees and potential employees in every interaction.
Talent Acquisition, Management, Growth & DevelopmentEmployee development is a key part of our talent management strategy for all employees around the world.
Employee Well-BeingOur holistic approach to employee well-being includes opportunities for advancement, learning and development programming, a comprehensive benefits package, and regular feedback loops.
Employee Health & SafetyThe safety of employees, customers and suppliers is our priority. We believe that everyone should be safe at work, that the environment is ours to protect, and that the responsibility for achieving these ambitions belongs to all of us. How we manage the health and safety of our people and the environments in which we operate is a direct reflection of our culture and our values.
Ethics & ComplianceWe govern our business in a responsible and ethical manner. We create trust with our customers and employees by taking decisions with integrity. In doing so, we protect and support the people we serve as well as our company, brand and reputation. This starts by enabling a culture focused on Do it Right: Elanco Every Day.
Purpose-Driven EngagementCreating pathways for our employees to serve their community is an important aspect of our purpose-driven culture. We grant all our employees 24 hours of paid time off to volunteer annually. Our Global Day of Purpose is Elanco’s annual volunteer day to encourage employees to join local charities to make a positive impact.
Govern our business effectively and with high ethical standardsWe are committed to the values of effective corporate governance and high ethical standards.
We are helping pets and farm animals live healthy, high-quality lives by continuously expanding our existing portfolio, while also identifying new and innovative animal care products, practices and services.
Enhancing the health and well-being of the world's animals directly impacts the health of people and the planet.
Through our Healthier Animals pillar, we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being).
Leading Innovation in Animal Health & DiseaseWe rigorously innovate to improve the standards of care for pets and farm animals. Our constant flow of innovation helps to treat and prevent animal disease in better ways.
Advancing Animal WelfareAnimal welfare is integral to the sustainability of global communities. We seek to be a centre of excellence for customers and partners on evidence-based animal welfare outcomes. In 2021, we reinforced our commitment through the Elanco Animal Welfare Policy.
Leading Advocacy for the Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in Animal HealthElanco instituted a multi-faceted approach to help protect the long-term viability of antibiotics. We believe supporting the responsible use of antibiotics is paramount to provide the best animal care. That’s why we are increasingly focused on disease prevention and early disease detection to reduce the need for antibiotics to treat animal illness.
We strive to improve people’s lives and livelihoods by promoting animal companionship and enabling sustainable production of meat, milk, fish and eggs.
Through our Healthier People pillar, we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal : 1 (No Poverty), 2 (Zero Hunger) and 3 (Good Health and Well-being).
Supporting Those Who Depend on Livestock for Their LivelihoodsElanco was named to the Top 20 of FORTUNE’s 2021 Change the World list, recognising the positive impact of our profit-making operations in East Africa on the local livestock farming operations.
Promoting Food Security Efforts Around the WorldThrough the Elanco Foundation and our employee engagement efforts, we aid food distribution schemes for hungry families and donate to food banks and welfare organisations around the world. For example, Elanco Foundation provided 750,000 meals for hungry families during COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping Healthier Pets Help PeopleCats and dogs are an important source of company and comfort. We investigate the bond we have with pets to understand the emotional connectivity between pet owners and their animals and to illustrate changes pet owners have made in activities and behaviours towards their pets since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsoring Research into the Effects of Facility Dogs on Children’s Hospital WorkersSince 2016, Elanco has provided a grant supporting a six-year partnership with Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to engage in long-term research on the impact of the human-animal bond on mental health and well-being.
Through our Healthier Planet pillar, we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 13 (Climate Action).
We understand that our business operations have an impact on the environment. We are committed to minimising our own environmental footprint while leveraging product and service innovations to help our stakeholders advance their sustainability efforts.
By 2030, we work toward achieving 100% renewable sources of electricity across our worldwide operations. Our largest manufacturing site in Kiel, Germany, already switched to using 100% wind energy sourced from Northern Germany. We continue to transition to renewable sources of energy wherever possible
We accelerate toward sustainable packaging. In October 2020, we committed to accelerating our journey to achieving a sustainable packaging strategy for our products, aiming to reduce the negative environmental and social impacts of packaging.
By 2030, we pledge to remove 21 million tons of emissions from our customers’ farms. We are our customers’ lead partner on their journey toward climate neutrality.
First U.S. FDA Approved Product for Ammonia ReductionsElanco’s newest innovation is approved for the reduction of ammonia gas emissions per pound of live weight and hot carcass weight in beef steers and heifers. It is the first U.S. FDA approved product labelled to reduce ammonia gas emissions from an animal or its waste.
New Tools to Advance Livestock SustainabilityWe announced UpLook™, and Insights Engine for Sustainable Progress, and created Athian, a company designed to certify, aggregate and monetise environmental reductions within the food system in partnership with start-up incubator High Alpha.
Leading the #AnimalsAreTheAnswer ConversationElanco is helping animal ag industry leaders and livestock producers reimagine the way we produce animal-source foods. Presented in partnership with Elanco and Agri-Pulse, the “Sustainable Solutions for Zero Hunger by 2030: A Vision For Animal Agriculture” Forum brought together key leaders across the animal protein food chain to discuss next steps of reducing the environmental impact of livestock production.
Investing in Environmental Conservation and InnovationAs part of a multi-year initiative to restore working grasslands in western Kansas, Elanco and Ducks Unlimited partner to restore grasslands and improve environmental sustainability. In the first year, the joint initiative restored 1,525 acres of working grasslands and improved carbon sequestration with 472.2 mtCO2e/year of increased sequestration and reduced emissions.
Together for Greener CattleElanco is a founding member of the Greener Cattle Initiative, a research consortium that expects to award $5 million over the next five years to support research into tangible, actionable solutions for potentially reducing enteric methane emissions from cattle.