Nearly 60 Years of Doing Good and Doing Well 

July 27, 2018

Global social responsibility (GSR) or as it’s often called – corporate social responsibility – is part of the very fabric of our organization. “Mylan’s mission of access – and our commitment to it – informs everything we do and is the foundation of our approach to global social responsibility,” said Lara Ramsburg, head of global sustainability at Mylan. “For nearly 60 years, Mylan has been focused on both doing good and doing well in order to serve the needs of our various stakeholders.“

Loosely defined, global social responsibility is the acknowledgment that in addition to business goals, it is also a company’s responsibility to pursue and contribute to societal and environmental goals.

In 2017, we formalized our global commitment to this area by becoming a signatory to the U.N. Global Compact, and by communicating our support for the internationally recognized intergovernmental agreement known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We further enhanced our outreach by:

  • joining the board of the AMR (antimicrobial resistance) Industry Alliance and participating in its first progress report, featuring our use of zero liquid discharge technology (ZLD) in India;
  • signing the Davos Declaration on AMR;
  • contributing data to the CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project; and,
  • participating in the World Economic Forum (WEF).

We continue to address the needs of our stakeholders – patients, employees, customers, partners and shareholders – along with the environment and the communities in which our employees live and work. Our 2017 Progress Report on Global Social Responsibility describes our ongoing work in these areas and the progress made toward our goal of delivering better health for a better world.

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