At GSK responsible business is how we do business. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, live longer.

To achieve this mission we are adapting our business model and pursuing a strategy that delivers sustainable performance through innovation and expanding access, driven by our values.

Laying the foundations of our approach to responsible business are our company values – transparency, respect for people, integrity and patient/customer focus.

We report key information on our approach to responsible business alongside our financial performance within the Annual Report. Our Responsible Business Supplement provides a greater level of context and detail of our work against our responsible business commitments.


In 2012 we developed a series of commitments across the four areas of our responsible business approach: health for all, our behaviour, our people and our planet. These commitments aim to address global health needs and are aligned with our strategic priorities and our values.

In China, we commit to be in China, with China, for China.

Click on the links below for information on how we are progressing against our commitments in each of the four areas.

You can also visit to see how we achieve our responsible business goals through the four approaches.

Health for all

How we are developing innovative products and improving access to healthcare for patients around the world.

Our behaviour

How we are embedding our values throughout our business, including the ways we research, develop, sell and market our products.

Our people

How we create an inspiring and supportive work environment that encourages our employees to develop their capabilities and achieve their best.

Our planet

How we are managing the environmental impacts of our operations and products to reduce carbon emissions, water use and waste.