Elanco’s Healthy Purpose™

Healthy Purpose in the UK and Ireland

Elanco’s approach to sustainability and ESG commitments is called Elanco Healthy Purpose™. As part of our Healthy Purpose, the UK and Ireland have made a number of local commitments and goals for 2025 relating to the health of our planet, animals, people and organisation. Find out more about our global commitments below.

Healthier Animals

Support the sustainability of animal health by focusing on the:

  • Responsible use of antimicrobials and parasiticides
  • Environmental footprint of agriculture

Healthier People

  • 250 days of community service per year

Healthier Enterprise

  • Gender parity in leadership positions
  • Simplified engagement score > 85%
  • Inclusion score > 80%

Healthier Planet

  • Green certification from Investors in the Environment

Healthier Animals

What does ‘Responsible use of Parasiticides’ mean?

  • Following our One Health principles, responsible use of parasiticides means considering the patient being treated, the people around it, and the wider planet.
  • Bringing this information together to make an informed decision about the most appropriate:
    • Spectrum of activity
    • Frequency of administration
    • Formulation of product
  • Making these recommendations on an individual basis whenever possible.

To prescribe responsibly, there must be a range of parasiticides to meet the needs of different patients – one size does not fit all.

We provide a broad range of trusted parasiticides for pets, with different indications and formulations that best suit the owner’s lifestyle.

We aim to provide a treatment that will suit your animals and your circumstances and enable prescribers to make responsible recommendations.

What about the environmental footprint of our farmers?

It has been widely covered in National and Global press that farming contributes to our carbon footprint. We have committed to helping farmers remove 21 million tons of emissions globally from our customers' farms whilst continuing to offer innovative products to help reduce the reliance on antimicrobials.

Healthier People

Elanco are very keen for employees to volunteer providing each employee with up to 3 days per year of paid community service. One of these days is via our Global Day of Purpose, but each quarter they are able to dedicate a half day to their local community or charity. In the UK and Ireland, we are aiming to collectively commit to 250 days per year.

Healthier Enterprise

The UK and Ireland Affiliate is proud of the commitments and steps we have made towards gender parity in leadership as well as gender pay.

Healthier Planet

We’re very excited to be working with Investors in the Environment in order to achieve environmental certification of our sustainability efforts. From our use of greener power, increased recycling and reduced waste of promotional materials we hope to be amongst the leading pharmaceutical companies when it comes to green credentials.

Delivering our Healthy Purpose

Find out more about how we deliver on our Healthy Purpose commitments.

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Investors in the Environment

At Elanco Animal Health, the UK and Ireland Commercial office is working with Investors in the Environment (iiE) to achieve environmental certification of our sustainability actions.

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Pig and Poultry Feed

One of the most discussed topics among pig and poultry producers is sustainability.

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Smart Sheep

Helping farmers reduce their reliance of parasiticides is important not only to help protect drugs from resistance for future use, but also to control costs and the wastes of unnecessary treatment.

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Sustainable Promotional Materials

Companies with large numbers of products can easily be in a position of printing huge volumes of promotional materials, from small leaflets to large brochures as well as giveaway gifts like pens and mugs!

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Healthy Animals, Healthy People: Our partnership with Support Dogs

Meet “Spot” the Elanco UK & Ireland sponsored support dog

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Healthy Enterprise: Elanco UK & Ireland donate devices to Turing Trust

At Elanco, we have been working to minimise waste and send nothing to landfill.

Our Elanco Global Healthy Purpose Pillars

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

Our business and employees live out our vision through our two corporate responsibility causes: food security and companionship. Whether it's service dog training, packing meals, or global volunteer projects, we strive to enrich lives and give back to our communities.

Our Healthy Purpose is the platform through which we engage with our employees, communities and industry leaders across more than 90 countries, to provide global, sustainable solutions to make an impact. It's centred on four inter-connected pillars: healthier animals, healthier people, healthier planet, and healthier enterprise.

Every pillar contributes to the success and sustainability of our shared ecosystem today and for generations to follow.

A Healthier Enterprise is Integral

The commercial health of our business is the platform for our ability to fulfill our role in society, but doing this well also drives a virtuous circle of strengthening our ability to perform financially.

Our Opportunity to Tackle Key Societal Challenges

With our scale and ambitions for growth, Elanco has a vision to improve the health and well-being of the world’s animals, and an opportunity to help tackle key societal challenges.

Our Ambitions are Made Possible by the Elanco Differentiators:

Through our people, our innovation and our ability to access the majority of the world’s animals we make a positive difference to health and well-being.

Commitment to Performance Measurement, Transparency and Responsibility to All Stakeholders.

We drive these issues into our daily operations, track our performance and provide transparent and regular engagement and disclosure.

Find out more by exploring our pillars below

More Materials

Elanco UK Office

Environmental Policy

Elanco UK and Ireland announces Environmental Policy - December 2022.

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