Supporting our communities

Wherever we work in the world, we aim to make a positive impact on people and the communities in which they live

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$76 million

Financial and non-financial contributions in 2020

$20.5 million

Product donations for disaster and humanitarian relief

$15 million

COVID response and relief


Organisations supported




Hours volunteered

Our work is done with non-profit organisations, associations and societies from around the world. We are a member of Business for Societal Impact, a global standard for measuring corporate community investment and philanthropy. We remain committed to transparency. 

Our approach

As a science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company, our innovative medicines impact more than 120 million patient lives annually. But our contribution to society extends beyond this to include our wider efforts to benefit people and the planet.

Wherever we work in the world, we aim to make a positive impact on people and the communities in which they live. Our work is delivered through sustainable healthcare solutions that are built upon the principles of health equity, transparency and partnership. We aim to advance patient health, increase access to care, drive science innovation and build healthy and resilient communities for all.

Advance patient health
We support programs aligned to our core therapeutic areas that increase disease awareness, improve health literacy, and empower patients to better manage their health.

Increase access to care
We support improved healthcare delivery and access to medication for underserved patients and communities with the greatest unmet need. This includes responding when there is a humanitarian or public health need.

Drive science innovation
We support STEM education and foster learning and development among students and practitioners to build the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.

Build resilient communities
We support disease prevention and public health programs as well as environmental projects that help strengthen communities and build resilient health systems.

Our programmes and activity

We aim to make a significant financial and non-financial contribution to the communities in which we operate. This comprises our medicines for patients and our focus on sustainability for people and the environment.

Product donations

We donate our medicines through non-profit partners who support patients in medically underserved communities, humanitarian settings and/or through disaster relief efforts.

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Humanitarian response & disaster relief

Providing support for disaster relief and humanitarian work is an important part of our contribution to society. This includes our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How we provide funding

We believe a healthier world cannot come from medicines alone which is why we are committed to support our communities and the organisations that serve them. Whether you are a non-profit, patient advocate, medical professional or researcher, AstraZeneca realises the value of the work that you are doing.

There are several ways we support our communities: financial contributions, in-kind contributions, employee involvement and volunteerism and product donations. This can include health system strengthening, disease awareness and health promotion, and the development of patient support programming.

In 2020, we gave more than $76 million through our community investment activities to more than 1,300 non-profit organisations in 88 countries.