Fortune 2016 Change the World List
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Priority Social Issue
- Global Health
We are a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: we want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer. The vaccines, medicines and consumer healthcare products that we research and develop can improve people’s health and well-being, ultimately helping them to live life to its fullest and contribute to the prosperity of their communities (GSK: About Us).
Mission and strategy
Our mission is to help people do more, feel better, live longer.
The business is focused around the delivery of three strategic priorities which aim to increase growth, reduce risk and improve our long-term financial performance. These priorities are: grow a balanced global business, deliver more products of value, and simplify the operating model.
Operating responsibly and ensuring our values are embedded in our culture and decision-making helps us better meet the expectations of society (GSK: Our mission and strategy).
At GSK, we know that there are times when we are more effective when we work with others.
Whether this is through an innovative manufacturing partnership, or through a charity partnership to save the lives of children around the world, we are committed to striking up collaborations that allow us to devise new, imaginative ways of working (GSK: Corporate partnerships).
Spotlight: Save the Children Partnership
Almost 6 million children under the age of five die every year from preventable diseases. Since 2000, significant progress has been made globally to reduce the rate of child deaths, however more needs to be done to prevent children dying unnecessarily.
In 2013 we embarked on an ambitious global partnership with Save the Children to share our expertise and resources with the aim of helping to save one million children’s lives.
The partnership goes well beyond the traditional charity corporate fundraising model. We are combining our capabilities in R&D, supply chain, procurement and vaccines with Save the Children’s expertise working with the most vulnerable children. Learn More.
Image Credit: Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children