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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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855 global volunteer projects


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More than 95,000 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

#ElancoHealthyPurpose

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 may look a little different this year, it can be just as impactful. Our colleagues around the globe are discovering innovative ways to build healthier communities, all throughout October. Together, we are reinventing volunteering in a virtual world.

This year, the community projects that our employees serve through come in many forms. Whether it’s collecting food for a food drive, donating books to school libraries, offering virtual classes or picking up trash in the neighborhoods – collectively, we’ll make an enormous impact through the gift of time and talent.  

Global Day of Purpose 2020 - Elanco Colleagues Around the World Share Their Volunteering Experiences

Our Employee Volunteers are Making an Impact

In 2019 we planned over 200 projects involving almost 10,500 volunteer hours. Over 2,000 employees from all around the world were giving their time and talents to those in need. #ElancoHealthyPurpose


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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See how we advance our vision of food and companionship, enriching life through participation in programs and community projects.

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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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