We’re a leading global healthcare company. Our business has an estimated 7% share of the world’s pharmaceutical market and in 2013 our turnover was £26.5 billion. That’s thanks for the vision and talent of our people- around 100,000 of them, working in over 115 countries worldwide.
We spend billions in our search to develop new medicines, vaccines and innovative consumer products. We’re one of the few healthcare companies researching medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organisation’s three priority diseases- HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In 2013 we distributed nearly 900 million vaccine doses to 170 countries, 80% of which were to developing countries.
We have a network of almost 90 manufacturing sites in 36 countries worldwide. Between them they produce four billion packs of medicine, nearly 900 million doses of vaccines and more than 18 billion packs of consumer healthcare products annually.
We employ 100,000 people in over 115 countries with more than a third in emerging markets
• More than 12,500 people work in R & D, most from large centres based in the UK, US, Spain, Belgium and China
• We have almost 30 manufacturing sites in 36 countries worldwide
• Our consumer healthcare products are available in over 100 countries