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About us

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

Arthur, Oncology Scientist, US

We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.

Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and help define our culture - so that together we can deliver extraordinary things for our patients and consumers and make GSK a brilliant place to work.

Our values are Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity.
Our expectations are Courage, Accountability, Development, Teamwork.

What we do

We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our 3 global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

Pharmaceuticals

T-cells attacking a cancer cell
Immune system T-cells attacking a cancer cell

Vaccines

Herpes zoster virus of shingles
Herpes zoster virus of shingles

Consumer Healthcare

Novamin, a key technology in Sensodyne
Novamin, a key technology in Sensodyne Repair and Protect

How we do it

Everyone at GSK is focused on 3 priorities – Innovation, Performance, Trust

Innovation

We invest in scientific and technical excellence to develop and launch a pipeline of new products that meet the needs of patients, payers and consumers.

  • £3.9bn

    R&D investment in 2018

  • 44

    new medicines in development at Q2 2019

  • 17

    oncology assets in our pipeline at Q2 2019, which has more than doubled from 8 in the last 12 months

Performance

We aim to achieve industry-leading growth by investing effectively in our business, developing our people and delivering flawlessly.
 

  • £30.8bn

    total turnover in 2018

  • £8.7bn

    adjusted operating profit in 2018

  • £5.7bn

    free cash flow in 2018

  • £3.9bn

    dividends paid in 2018

Trust

We are a responsible company and commit to use our science and technology to address health needs, make our products affordable and available and to be a modern employer. 

  • 78%

    employee engagement score on our latest employee survey

  • £224m

    donated in 2018 to community health programmes

  • 1st

    in Access to Medicines Index since the assessment began in 2008