We want to be valued as a source of great medicines and trusted as a company that delivers business success sustainably
Healthy Heart Africa aims to support local health systems by increasing awareness of the symptoms and risks of hypertension and by offering education, screening, reduced-cost treatment and control.
In 2016, our UK-based R&D Centre and Corporate HQ building will relocate to a purpose-built facility on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We took the decision early on to work with our partners to deliver a sustainable design for the facility.
AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme has a unique focus on young people and the prevention of the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Our areas of focus
Our two areas of special focus have been identified where we believe we have the capability to implement activities that accelerate our business strategy while delivering wider benefits to society and the environment.
Good governance is crucial to ensuring we are well managed, can deliver our strategic priorities and meet stakeholder expectations.
In addition to our special focus areas, our sustainable business commitments include:
Ethical business practices
We are committed to delivering consistently high ethical standards of sales and marketing practices and to integrating ethical standards into our procurement activities and decisions worldwide. We also aim to make a positive contribution to our local communities, wherever we are located in the world.Read more
The safety of the patients who take our medicines is of fundamental importance to us. We set high standards of ethical practice across all aspects of our research activity worldwide, from clinical trials to our research with animals. We also work to ensure that we are aware of any risks to patient safety such as side effects or cases of product counterfeiting.Read more
Being a great place to work
To achieve our strategic priorities we need to acquire, retain and develop a talented workforce. We are building an inclusive, open and trusting organisation that embraces the skills, knowledge and unique ability of our employees. In addition to keeping our employees safe and healthy, we are committed to respecting and embedding international human rights in our operations.Read more
Our Code of Conduct and policies
Our Code of Conduct describes the standards we require and provides high level guidance on how these are to be translated into consistent actions worldwide. The Code is supported by our global policies.
Environmental risk rata relating to our medicines
An overview of the environmental risk of AstraZeneca’s medicines. This information will be updated, if appropriate, as new data become available.