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Key facts

We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. Here are some of our key facts and milestones on the way to achieving our purpose.

  • £4.3bn

    adjusted R&D investment in 2019

  • 40

    new medicines in development at Q3 2020

  • 18

    new vaccines in development at Q3 2020

  • £33.8bn

    turnover in 2019

  • £9bn

    adjusted operating profit in 2019

  • £5.1bn

    free cash flow in 2019

  • £4bn

    dividends paid in 2019

  • 78%

    employee engagement score on our latest employee survey

  • £263m

    donated in 2019 to community health programmes

  • 1st

    in Access to Medicines Index since the assessment began in 2008

  • 99,000

    we employ over 99,000 people across 95 markets, with more than a third of these in emerging markets

  • 12,000+

    over 12,000 people work in R&D across our three global businesses