Sustainability at AstraZeneca

Our future depends on healthy people, a healthy society and a healthy planet. We believe that these elements are interconnected, and that together we must build a sustainable future.



Our approach

We are united by a desire to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines in a way that is respectful of our planet.

As a global business, we are playing our part in tackling the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention. We are harnessing the power of science and innovation and our global reach to make a positive impact on society, healthcare systems, and the environment. This starts with us, but matters to everyone, everywhere.

By embedding sustainability in everything we do – from the lab to the patient – we are helping to strengthen healthcare systems so that they are more accessible and resilient.


Our Achievements


31 million+

people reached through Access to healthcare programmes*

59%

reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions between 2015 and 2021*

48.1%

of senior middle management roles and above are held by women*

*as of December 2021, source: Sustainability Report


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