Our values determine how we work together and the behaviors that are integral to our drive for success. Our values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster a strong AstraZeneca culture.
Our purpose underpins everything we do. It gives us a reason to come to work every day. It reminds us why we exist as a company. It helps us deliver benefits to patients and create value for shareholders. It also sets the context for our employees’ activities and the roles of our teams, partners and other collaborators.
Healthcare is a universal right and extending access to healthcare is a global goal to which we can significantly contribute. We work with our industry and partners to remove barriers to access, not build them. Our in-depth understanding of the healthcare systems of emerging countries and healthcare needs of the people who live there has helped us develop our science-based strategy. We develop our programs to best meet the needs of local communities. In some cases, this means looking at pricing; in others it involves overcoming other barriers to healthcare.