Sustainability at AstraZeneca

We're taking action to drive sustainability – for the health of people, society and the planet.

Our approach

Science-based sustainability commitments for a healthier future.

We are focused on accelerating the delivery of life-changing medicines that create enduring value for people, society and the planet.

We aim to drive positive change beyond the impact of our medicines by embedding sustainability into everything we do – from the lab to the patient.

As a responsible, ethical global company, we are tackling the biggest sustainability challenges of our time, including the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, health equity and health system resilience. These are interconnected and require collaboration within and beyond the health sector.

See how we turn commitments into action in our Sustainability Report 2023

Our achievements

66.4 million

people reached through access to healthcare programmes (cumulative)*


reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2015*


senior middle management roles are held by women*

*as at end December 2023, source: Sustainability Report 2023

What sustainability means for AstraZeneca

We deliver our strategy guided by three interconnected priorities:

Access to healthcare

To address health equity and achieve affordable, sustainable and innovative care for all, we’re increasing access to medicines and strengthening health systems through sustainable initiatives, industry and community partnerships.

Environmental protection

Through collaboration, engaging with our suppliers, and managing the environmental impact and emissions of our own operations, we're tackling the climate crisis by decarbonising our value chain and accelerating the delivery of net-zero healthcare. We’re also promoting biodiversity and building ecological and community resilience.

Sustainability initiatives

Across the business, there are many real-world examples of how we are making a difference by contributing to a more sustainable future. From increasing access to healthcare through digital innovation, to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and ensuring ethical, transparent and inclusive behaviours, discover how we're putting strategy into practice for a positive impact.

Join AstraZeneca

We strive to accelerate the delivery of sustainable healthcare by embedding sustainable practices into the design, development and delivery of our life-changing medicines.