We’re pleased to announce that Lilly’s 2012/2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, and a condensed highlights version, is now available. The report provides a full accounting of the progress Lilly made on numerous corporate responsibility efforts. This video provides a snapshot of our global corporate responsibility efforts.
Research intensive industries, like biopharmaceuticals, are in a bind. It is estimated that 600,000 skilled manufacturing jobs are left unfilled in the U.S. due to the STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – skills gap.
And, it’s only going to grow. The private industry will add one million new STEM-related positions in the next decade, but there won’t be enough qualified candidates to fill the positions.
So what do we do as an industry and country? To read more, please visit our blog.
Lilly is proud to play a small role in supporting the work of a truly inspirational man, Joe Mamlin, M.D., and the organization he helped create to assist the people of Kenya that lack access to basic healthcare.
This guest blog comes from Andrew McLaughlin, communications consultant for Lilly Global Manufacturing and communications chairperson for Lilly's 2013 United Way campaign.
At Lilly, we recently completed our 2013 United Way fund-raising campaign. This fund-raiser is an annual opportunity for Lilly employees and retirees across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to support the communities in which we operate.
When I traveled to South Africa last year, I had the opportunity to meet Mashinie Ntayithethwa and his family, who live in the rural, rugged terrain of the Eastern Cape – a place where distances are vast and poverty is unrelenting. He has diabetes and struggles to make the difficult journey to the local clinic. Until recently, his options for care have been few.
But we’re working to change that—for him and for people living in impoverished communities around the globe.
Minnie Guizano was raised to appreciate the value of a good education—both inside and outside the classroom. “My mom, a teacher, told us that the things you don’t learn in school you learn from traveling.”
Her love for travel and a passion to teach and give back to others motivated Minnie to apply for the Connecting Hearts Abroad program. “When I found out that I had been randomly selected as one of the lucky ambassadors for 2012, I was thrilled and thankful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Innovation, in its traditional form, is hard to find in the Johannesburg, South Africa township of Zandspruit, where we launched the Lilly NCD Partnership last year with our partner, Project HOPE. Most homes are made from irregular cuts of corrugated metal. Roofs are held down by stones. Sewage seeps through streets that are criss-crossed with illegally connected electrical wires.