Supporting Communities

Our Commitment to Doing Good and Doing Well

We currently manage community initiatives based on region. For example, in India, we have a very robust program honoring the India Companies Act, which mandates that companies spend 2% of their average net profits (made during the three immediately preceding financial years) on corporate social responsibility initiatives. In the U.S., Mylan has a donations policy and committee that manages contributions. Mylan country managers oversee community initiatives in other regions in accordance with local and company policies. The Mylan Charitable Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) organization, also provides financial support to help meet community education, social services and health needs, among other areas.

To advance this work, we have begun a priority initiative to build the framework, tools and strategic focus required to form more cohesive philanthropic planning, decision-making and tracking mechanisms across our organization.

Empowering Through STEM

In a new collaboration with West Virginia University (U.S.), Mylan committed a $5 million charitable contribution over 10 years to develop and implement a program that will introduce children across the state of West Virginia to STEM and challenge traditional thinking about how STEM skills can be applied. STEM-CARE aims to expand a student’s vision of career possibilities and potential education tracks, whether it be a technical degree or program or an alternate form of higher education. The program’s basic tenets will reinforce that STEM skills are fundamental for solving everyday challenges, from managing personal finance to following a recipe in the kitchen, and other important life skills.

Improving Sanitation and Access to Clean Water in India

Improving access to clean water and sanitation is a focus for Mylan in India. To help address these issues, Mylan India is implementing a comprehensive sanitation and hygiene program in schools across the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Over the last three years, Mylan India has provided 21 toilet facilities to schools in different states under the Swachh Vidyalaya program1, with eight multi-unit facilities installed in 2018 benefiting around 2600 students.

Mylan also provided five schools in Parwada Mandal, Visakhapatnam with reverse osmosis (RO) purification water systems. This initiative will benefit approximately 1500 children by providing them with clean, safe drinking water. Additionally, in an effort to assist communities with proper collection of solid waste, Mylan donated garbage disposal trucks to four villages.

1The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched Swachh Vidyalaya Programme under Swachh Bharat Mission with an objective to provide separate toilets for boys and girls in all government schools.

Helping Puerto Rico Rebuild

For more than 30 years, Mylan has manufactured medicines in Puerto Rico. To further demonstrate our commitment to helping the country and its citizens after Hurricane Maria devasted the island, in 2018 the Mylan Charitable Foundation approved a $1 million grant to SBP, a nonprofit helping with the long-term recovery efforts and rebuilding of homes. To date, SBP has repaired 40 homes, and with the Mylan Charitable Foundation’s support as a leading partner, they are on track to rebuild 100 homes.

Innovating for Access

R&D supports the expansion of our portfolio to treat non-communicable and communicable conditions.

Our R&D work, while rooted in the development of traditional generic alternatives, now also focuses on complex generics, complex injectables, biosimilars and device-related activity to further impact outreach, compliance and access.

Additionally, we understand the value of collaboration to increase access and often work with others in the industry to develop new chemical entities (NCE) and repurposed molecules.

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Air Emissions

Mylan recognizes that water is a scarce resource in many of the communities where our employees live and the company does business. We work proactively to protect water and reduce consumption. While we have made significant headway in reduction at some locations, our water usage in 2017 increased by 3.5% to 3.3 million cubic meters, due primarily to increased global production. We continually look for ways to reduce water consumption, reuse water for non-potable purposes and install technologies that ensure adequate quality wastewater.

We continue to invest in wastewater treatment facilities and look for additional improvements across our operations. For example, we recently installed a state-of-the-art, full-scale wastewater treatment system in our manufacturing facility in Galway, Ireland.

Wastewater Management

Site with zero discharge
(ZLD) systems


Water Supply,
thousand qubic meters

2015 2016 2017
3,142 3,185 3,298


of Mylan's wastewater genrated in our Hyderabad manufacturing sites utilizes ZLD technology. Mylan began using it in 2009 and today operaters 11 ZLD facilities across India.