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Elanco's Global Day of Purpose

Giving back to our customers, causes and communities.

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Elanco's Global Day of Purpose

Global Day of Purpose is Elanco’s annual volunteer day to encourage employees to join local causes and charities to make a positive impact. It provides everyone at Elanco with an opportunity to give back to the communities in which we operate.

Our Healthy Purpose Pillars

Elanco’s Healthy Purpose™ advances the well-being of animals, people and the planet, enabling us to realize our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Healthier animals are the key to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues - This is the fundamental belief uniting all Elanco employees!

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950 global volunteer projects

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More than 100,000 volunteer hours

since 2014, in both cause-related projects and disaster relief efforts

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2,107 employees volunteered

in our first independent Global Day of Purpose in 2019


As COVID-19 continues to affect the way we work and connect, let’s remember that volunteering is more important than ever. And even though our Global Day of Purpose looks a little different in a virtual world, it is just as impactful. All throughout October, our colleagues around the globe discover creative ways to build healthier communities. Together, we reinvent volunteering in a virtual world. 

The community projects that our employees serve through come in many forms. Whether it’s collecting food for a food drive, volunteering at animal shelters, offering virtual classes or picking up trash in the neighborhoods – collectively, we make an enormous impact through the gift of time and talent.

Our Employee Volunteers are Making an Impact

Over time, Elanco colleagues from all around the world have been giving their time and talents to those in need - and have great fun while working for the benefit of others. #ElancoHealthyPurpose

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Volunteering is part of our identity!

Everyone at Elanco is encouraged to give their time and talents to improve the lives of others.

The Elanco Healthy Purpose™ program allows for each Elanco employee to set aside one half-day per quarter of standard work time to volunteer at any charitable organization in their local communities.

This is in addition to our Global Day of Purpose which provides an opportunity to dedicate one full workday to give back to through community service.

This year, our colleagues are getting creative to reimagine how they can support people and animals in need.

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Elanco’s Healthy Purpose allows me to establish a deep personal connection with my company, beyond my job, to make a real difference in the lives of animals, humans and mother nature alike.

Mukta Arora, Managing Director Elanco Innovation and Alliance Centre, India, and Global Cause Ambassador

Join Us in Our Community Efforts!

The easiest way to get connected with Elanco is through our Elanco Healthy Purpose Portal at causes.benevity.org. Create an event today and use our Share Key ElancoCausesKey. 

For any questions, please e-mail us.

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Purpose-Driven Culture

Our vision - Food and Companionship Enriching Life - guides the higher purpose we serve. Learn more about how it differentiates us and shapes our daily work.

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