Upholding Our Values

Lilly Values

At Lilly, our values guide our actions. Mr. Eli Lilly, grandson of the founder, attributed his success to a value system embraced by his father and grandfather—a foundation of honor, integrity, and loyalty.


“Values...are really the heart of the matter. They tell us who we are, how we should behave, where we should be going....Values are, quite simply, the core of both men and institutions....” —Eli Lilly, 1976


Conducting Our Business

Lilly is committed to the highest standards of corporate conduct and responsibility. How we do business is as important as what we do.

Our values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People are reflected in sound and responsible business practices that include:

  • Strong Governance Principles
  • Ethical Development of Medicines
  • Transparency