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Responsibility

Responsibility is
the Foundation of
Our Work

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility is a core part of our work and extends beyond our commitment to the development of medicines. We strive to have a positive impact on our employees, members of our communities, our local environment and society at large. We support research, education and patient advocacy programs with high potential to benefit people affected by serious mental illness, addiction or cancer. We also give back to the communities in which we live and work through employee volunteerism and corporate giving.

Our Corporate Responsibility Principles

Our company and culture are based on strong leadership and corporate governance.
These principles provide an important foundation to help us work with a responsibility mindset as we strive to make a real impact for patients and communities.

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Committed to Sustainability

We think broadly about our commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and strive to create a culture of sustainability throughout Alkermes. We actively seek to minimize our environmental footprint and make positive contributions to local sustainability efforts.

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Patient Advocacy & Engagement

We work closely with patients, caregivers and advocates, which helps us better understand their perspectives and goals as we seek to advance patient-centered drug development. We support efforts to raise awareness of patient needs, increase disease state awareness and education and improve access to medicines.

Advocacy at work

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Alkermes Inspiration Grants®

Since its inception, this program has awarded more than $4 million in funding to organizations that have developed innovative programs to support the needs of those impacted by serious diseases in our areas of focus. This year's grant recipients were announced in July 2021.

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Corporate Giving & Funding

We direct financial support toward activities that we believe will make a meaningful difference for patients and communities.

Sponsorships

We support groups and programs with potential for impact that are focused on our therapeutic areas and working to raise awareness of important issues through healthcare-related events or programs.


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Corporate Memberships

Alkermes engages with health-related, industry and public policy organizations to advance common goals central to our mission. A selection of our current corporate memberships can be viewed here.


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Charitable Giving

We provide financial support to community and public health programs aligned with our company’s purpose and values. We also support other humanitarian efforts on a case-by-case basis.


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Corporate Responsibility Reports

We invite you to view our Corporate Responsibility Reports to learn more about who we are and how we integrate our purpose and responsibility across our business.

Public Policy

We complement our scientific and commercial pursuits with advocacy and action. We engage with governments, trade associations, advocacy groups and other organizations to support equitable access to quality treatment and to find solutions to complex issues that challenge the healthcare system and the patients and caregivers in the communities that we serve.


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Positions & Views

The idea that a corporation can play a profoundly positive role in society is central to our vision. It is our obligation to voice our beliefs about issues that impact the patients we serve, the communities in which we live and work and society at large.


Our positions

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I have been in recovery for more than 20 years. The last five years have been some of the toughest for people living with addiction and their families. We need to work together as a society to give everyone a chance to recover. 

Louie Diaz,
Living in recovery