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AstraZeneca is a leading global biopharmaceutical company


Our purpose and values help explain why we exist, what we hope to accomplish, the behaviours we value, how we will achieve our goals, and the promise of our brand to our stakeholders.

We push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

We follow the science. We put patients first. We play to win. We do the right thing. We are entrepreneurial.


Our values determine how we work together and the behaviours that are integral to our drive for success. Our values guide our decision making, define our beliefs and foster a strong AstraZeneca culture.

The success of AstraZeneca is founded on innovation and creativity. We know that a team is at its most creative when it is made up of people who think differently from one another, in an environment where different views and perspectives are welcomed and valued. This shared creativity unlocks challenges and brings new solutions. It fosters continuous innovation, constant learning and propels our growth – for individuals in the team as well as for our company.

At AstraZeneca, we encourage each member of our team to understand who they are and what makes them unique. Bringing this different thinking together and building a consciously inclusive culture is fundamental to our success in bringing the best medicines to patients as quickly as possible. It is who we are and why we are here. 

We monitor our Diversity and Inclusion performance through the tracking of relevant Key Performance Indicators, which are reported to the Senior Executive Team, the Board, our Annual Report and in our Sustainability Report.


AstraZeneca has well established LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups in the UK and US that actively support other employees and groups around the world to raise the bar for LGBTQ+ inclusion. Key areas of activity for the ERGs are:

  • LGBTQ+ employee empowerment by forming networks, hosting leadership events, identifying mentors and becoming visible role models.
  • Providing insight for the business on how LGBTQ+ issues can impact the employee experience
  • Forming a visibly supportive work environment through the recruitment and education of non LGBTQ+ allies.
  • Engaging with our local communities to support inclusion initiatives where our employees live
  • Collaborating with peer organisations to drive inclusion across the science and healthcare
  • Celebrating LGBTQ+ people and their valuable contribution to AstraZeneca’s culture.

“At AstraZeneca we value diversity. Bringing different perspectives together is how we innovate and solve new challenges, so that we continue to deliver life-changing medicines to patients. We believe that our people can truly reach their full potential when they feel empowered to bring their whole self to work. We are proud of our LGBT+ employees and we constantly strive to create an open and inclusive culture to make our company a great place to work.”

Rebekah Martin, Senior Vice President, Reward & Diversity


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