Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Our approach to sustainability is Elanco’s Healthy PurposeTM and our ESG reporting includes factors we found to be relevant and material for our business as result of a comprehensive materiality assessment.

2021 ESG Report

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Elanco’s approach to sustainability and ESG is called Elanco’s Healthy Purpose™. This is how our company incorporates sustainability actions and commitments focused on advancing the well-being of animals, people, our planet and our enterprise, enabling us to realize our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’.

Our approach to ESG includes factors we believe are relevant and material for our business as result of our materiality assessment. These represent the areas most important to customers, employees, investors, and other stakeholders, bringing to life sustainable solutions for generations to come.

Healthier Enterprise

Growing our business with integrity and excellence with respect to all stakeholders, where all employees feel safe, engaged and accountable as owners.

Healthier Animals

Helping pets and farm animals live healthy, high-quality lives by continuously expanding our existing portfolio, while also identifying new and innovative animal care products, practices and services. 

Healthier People

Improving people’s lives and livelihoods by promoting animal companionship and enabling sustainable production of meat, milk, fish and eggs.

Healthier Planet

Minimizing our environmental footprint, while leveraging product and service innovations to help our stakeholders advance their sustainability efforts. 

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Through Elanco's Healthy Purpose, we put into action our commitment to play a role in the creation of a sustainable future. Our proven ability to innovate and ambition to ​help improve the standards of care for animals around the world, allow us to make a positive difference not just for the health and well-being of animals, but our customers, employees, shareholders and society as a whole

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Promoting sustainable changes in support of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Healthy animals are the key to a more sustainable future for the people and the planet. That’s the fundamental belief uniting all of us at Elanco.

As a leading animal health company, we are committed to do our part in addressing global challenges.

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Healthier Enterprise

We are growing our business with integrity and excellence with respect to all stakeholders, where all employees feel safe, engaged and accountable as owners. 


Through our Healthier Enterprise pillar, we contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: 5 (Gender Equality), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Elanco strives to foster the inclusion of all employees, customers and stakeholders around the world, and celebrate the diversity of its individuals. Our goal is to provide an inclusive and equitable experience for all employees and potential employees in every interaction. 


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Talent Acquisition, Management, Growth & Development

Employee development is a key part of our talent management strategy for all employees around the world.


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Employee Well-Being

Our holistic approach to employee well-being includes opportunities for advancement, learning and development programming, a comprehensive benefits package, and regular feedback loops.


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Employee Health & Safety

The safety of employees, customers and suppliers is our priority. We believe that everyone should be safe at work, that the environment is ours to protect, and that the responsibility for achieving these ambitions belongs to all of us. How we manage the health and safety of our people and the environments in which we operate is a direct reflection of our culture and our values. 


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Ethics & Compliance

We govern our business in a responsible and ethical manner. We create trust with our customers and employees by taking decisions with integrity. In doing so, we protect and support the people we serve as well as our company, brand and reputation. This starts by enabling a culture focused on Do it Right: Elanco Every Day.


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Purpose-Driven Engagement

Creating pathways for our employees to serve their community is an important aspect of our purpose-driven culture. We grant all our employees 24 hours of paid time off to volunteer annually.  

Our Global Day of Purpose is Elanco’s annual volunteer day to encourage employees to join local charities to make a positive impact. 


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Govern our business effectively and with high ethical standards

We are committed to the values of effective corporate governance and high ethical standards.


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Elanco’s ESG 2021 Report

Elanco's ESG Report 2021

Download our full ESG Report, aligned with SASB and TCFD reporting frameworks, as well as additional topics deemed relevant by Elanco and our key stakeholders.

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