Our company

We are a global, science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company. We are tireless in seeking to realise the potential of what science can do.

Our organisation

Our business is organised to deliver our growth through innovation strategy and our three strategic priorities.

Our R&D and Commercial functions have been organised to accelerate decision making and the launches of new medicines across our main disease areas: Oncology; BioPharmaceuticals (including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology); and Rare Disease.


We are leading a revolution in oncology to redefine cancer care. Our ambition is to follow the science to discover, develop and deliver life-changing treatments that increase the potential for cure.


We want to transform healthcare, change the lives of billions of people for the better and address some of the biggest healthcare challenges facing humankind. Our ambition is to stop the progress of these often degenerative, debilitating, and life-threatening conditions, achieve remission, and one day cure them.

Rare Disease

Our mission is to transform the lives of people affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions. By understanding patients’ unique needs, we can research and develop innovative medicines, support access and advocate for the rare disease community.

Our purpose and values

Our purpose and values help explain why we exist, what we hope to accomplish, the behaviours we value, how we will achieve our goals, and the promise of our brand to our stakeholders.

We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Our purpose underpins everything we do. It gives us a reason to come to work every day. It reminds us why we exist as a company. It helps us deliver benefits to patients and create value for shareholders. It also sets the context for our employees’ activities and the roles of our teams, partners and other collaborators.

We follow the science. We put patients first. We play to win. We do the right thing. We are entrepreneurial.

Our Values determine how we work together and the behaviours that drive our success. They guide our decision making and define our beliefs.

Key information

What science can do

It takes passion, energy and knowledge to enable us to put science at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our exciting work in stories from our people and partners.