Quality healthcare for all

As a global biopharmaceutical company,our greatest contribution to society is making medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. This is the core of what we do. But our company vision – to improve global health in the 21st century – demands that we do even more. It call us to continue along our company’s distinguished path of giving back and lifting up in new and ever-better ways.

At Lilly, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aligns business operations with social values: integrating the interest of all stakeholders into the company policies and actions. CSR focuses on the social, environmental and financial success of a company with the overarching goal of positively impacting the society, while achieving business success. It reinforces our commitment to operating ethically and fairly and with respect for the needs of local communities and of society at large.

As per the Companies Act 2013 Section 135, we are required to publish our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Download it here(PDF).

Our work in India encompasses a variety of projects across the country. Find out more


As part of our Commitment to our local community, Lilly is the corporate partner for Kadam -Step Up Programme in the Jharsa area, just 5 minutes’ walk from our office in Gurgaon. Step Up give underprivileged children – many of whom are migrants – who are currently not enrolled in school an opportunity to receive a basic education, and prepare for joining a government school at their age appropriate level in future.


The Kadam – Step Up Program with the support of Eli Lilly and company India Private Limited is being implemented by Humana People India (HPP) since February 2014. The main activities of the program include the Kadam step Up Program designed and developed in house by HPPI for out of school/drop out children in the community. Within the program the project staff identifies drop out and out-of-school children from the community, enroll them into out Kadam centers, where they are brought to their age appropriate learning level, using the Kadam methodology and then are mainstreamed into government schools. Samarth Program aims to provide remedial educational support in the form of tuition classes in after school hours to Children from the age group of 11-15 years. The program provides the necessary support required for the first generation learners to keep up with their studies and complete their education. A POF program is run which aims to provide education and care to children within the age group of 3-6 years. HPPI follows an in-house developed module that is imparted in the preschool children at the Kadam centre. The school also run the Mid-day Meal which is being provided to the children at the centre through Akshaya Patra Foundation. The aim is to provide a nutritional meal to the children while they are at the centre and try and eradicate malnourishment.

Our Community

The reach of our responsibility programs is global. Yet right at the heart of Lilly is a commitment to invest in the local communities in which we operate. Across India, our employees are encouraged to take part in a wide range of programs that help us meet this commitment.

  • Day of Service: Each October, about 20,000 Lilly employees spend a day out of the office, helping local communities around the world. Since the program launched in 2008, employees have given nearly 625,000 hours through Global Day of Service initiatives, making it one of the largest single-day volunteer programs in the world. Our employees volunteer across India upgrading sanitation facilities, refurbishing community centers, participating in blood donation camps, schooling underprivileged kids, helping in orphanages and working with disabled children.

Grants and Donations

Lilly strives to create and deliver innovative medicines that enable people to live longer, healthier and more active lives. As a component of this goal, Lilly is committed to supporting projects that promote excellence in patient care, healthcare delivery system or benefit and strengthen the given community.

Lilly India has for many years provided funding to organizations in the form of independent grants in response to unsolicited request for supporting medical education, patient awareness, and other worthy activities that we believe will increase healthcare knowledge and performance, resulting in better patient care and proactive charitable contributions to help alleviate conditions caused by natural disaster or humanitarian or health emergency.Click here to download the PDF.