Our Values and behaviours

How we enable our people to make a difference.

At AstraZeneca we are driven by our purpose to push the boundaries of science and deliver life-changing medicines.

Within the infinite opportunities of What Science Can Do, our Values and behaviours guide and inspire us to make a difference to patients and society. 

Our Values

Our Values were created by all of us. Our first ever online global crowdsourcing
event called Culture Jam in 2014 got over 20,000 responses.

We used that conversation to shape and agree our five Values. They determine
how we work together and the behaviours that are integral to our drive for success.

Our Values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster
a strong AstraZeneca culture.

Our behaviours

Our behaviours were defined collaboratively as part of planning the next phase
of our journey. Together, we thought about the way we work and what makes
us successful at AstraZeneca.

Our behaviours align to our Values and are designed to be applicable to
everyone in our company – across every role and geography. 

How we bring these to life

At AstraZeneca, we celebrate people who live and breathe our Values and behaviours. These are some of their stories. 

Why an inclusive culture and leveraging the strength and diversity of our people is fundamental to our success

Building high performing, inclusive and diverse teams that collaborate across the enterprise is part of how live our Value of playing to win.

Find out how empowering, inclusive leadership helps us to unlock the potential in each other. 

Keeping patients at the heart of our response to COVID-19

Being proud to serve patients and considering them in every decision we make is at the heart of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about the work we’ve been doing and how we continue to put patients first


How an entrepreneurial spirit guides ground-breaking innovation

During the exploration of a potential new treatment for a chronic and complex disease, one of our Research & Development teams experienced how the path to success isn’t always straightforward.

Find out how they faced the challenge in their pursuit of innovative science.


Employees fight droughts and floods in Chennai, India

When colleagues in Chennai were faced with a devastating drought in 2019, they spoke up to ensure we aligned with our Value to do the right thing. This kicked off lake restoration projects that are making a lasting impact on the community.

Read more about how we are contributing to alleviating the world’s water crisis