Giving Back

Committed to giving back around the world.

We work to empower our customers to address the global challenges brought on by the increasing importance of animals in our lives. That’s why, together with our customers, we are committed to raising awareness about global food security, to celebrating and supporting the human-animal bond, and to volunteering our time and resources in our local communities.

Raising Awareness of Global Food Security

With the global population expected to reach more than 9 billion people by 2050, experts anticipate that the world will need to produce 70 percent more food to meet this growing demand. And, not only will the growing population demand more food; it will demand better, higher quality food—including meat, fish, milk and eggs—as 3 billion people enter the middle class.

Today, we are working to:

  • Bring 100,000 families out of hunger in the coming years through a partnership with Heifer International projects in Asia and Africa, as well as support of the East Africa Dairy Development project.
  • Raise awareness about the growing challenge of food security and partner with others to develop solutions through the ENOUGH Movement, a global community working together to ensure everyone has access to nutritious, affordable food--today and in the future.
  • Elanco is committed to help break the cycle of hunger in 100 communities across the world by the end of year 2020. Elanco is stepping forward to provide resources and support to help local, sustainable projects to get up and started for a long term impact including partnering with charities that tackle food waste and food poverty through FareShare in the UK.

Supporting Vets and Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond

Pets play an important role in our lives. They bring us joy, teach us responsibility and serve as dedicated companions. Elanco’s solutions allow vets to help pets live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives. Elanco UK supports Dogs for Good, a charity that trains and provides service dogs to those in need. Together, we are enabling people in need to achieve greater independence, confidence and overall happiness.

Supporting Global Environmental Sustainability

As our world rises to the challenge of feeding a population of more than 9 billion people by 2050, we’ll need to produce more food while using fewer resources. We believe technology and innovative production practices can improve the efficiency of food production—resulting in more nutrients for people without increasing the use of land, feed, and other resources. For example, implementing innovative practices in dairy production could save over 1.6 million square kilometers of farmland and 2.34 million cubic kilometers of water per year, while still providing enough milk to meet the daily requirements of our global population.

Giving Back Around the World Through Employee Service

Our goal is to invest 200,000 volunteer hours in our cause-related efforts between 2014 and 2017. Each year, Elanco joins forces with our parent company, Lilly, to dedicate a full day to volunteering in our communities. This initiative, called Global Day of Service, is one of the largest single-day corporate volunteer programs in the world. In over 65 countries, Elanco employees join local partners and community groups to support a wide variety of initiatives. Whether beautifying city streets, collecting food or building homes for families in need, or caring for animals at local shelters, we take pride in giving back to the neighbourhoods where we work, live, and play. Visit to see personal stories and images our employees have shared as they volunteer their time around the globe. Our annual hunger challenge also engages employees in a variety of ways to personally experience food insecurity as well as contribute their time to serving in organizations that address hunger. Finally, employees are provided with a half-day per quarter of paid time off to serve their communities in a cause that aligns to their personal interests.