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Our Sustainability Strategy

Through our sustainability strategy, we mitigate business risks, reduce negative impacts, and address societal challenges where possible. We remain committed to UN Global Compact Principles and contribute to seven of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN Global Compact

Lundbeck became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2009. We continue to promote initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to the 10 principles on human and labour rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption.


Executive Management assesses Lundbeck’s business risks and opportunities and establishes our sustainability targets as communicated in our annual report.


We release an annual sustainability report describing in detail our sustainability performance and targets. For over a decade, we have reported on our sustainability efforts, challenges and contributions to our business, stakeholders and the societies we operate within.

                                                        SDGs that Lundbeck supports

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2020, we based the key aspects of our sustainability strategy on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We found we have a significant impact on seven of the 17 Goals:


  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
  • Goal 5: Gender Equality
  • Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Goal 13: Climate Action
  • Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Key examples are Goal 3 that is closely linked to our corporate purpose and dedication to restore brain health and Goal 13 that drives our efforts to prepare for a zero emissions future.


We will use our influence and act to promote Goals 5, 8, 12 and 16. Across our sustainability actions we are seeking partnerships with others to enable change and maximise impact (Goal 17).


The following sustainability pages represent the key areas or workstreams that are part of our overall sustainability strategy. These areas are also closely connected with our contributions to the SDGs.  

Access to Brain Health

We are dedicated to improving access to brain health in accordance with WHO.

Climate action

Saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions are strategic priorities for Lundbeck.

Donations and grants

We may provide donations and grants to eligible and appropriate purposes.

Health and safety at work

We offer our employees a sound physical and mental work environment.

Materials use and waste

With our own manufacturing processes, we obtain several sustainable opportunities.

Responsible business conduct

We pursue our business purpose guided by several pillars and our Code of Conduct.  

third parties and suppliers

How we engage with third parties and suppliers to deliver treatments for patients.

Transparent interactions

How we commit to transparency in the transfer and interactions of value.

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