Elanco is a global animal health company. But ultimately, people benefit from Elanco’s work. That’s reflected in the vision shared by Elanco’s more than 2,500 employees: Food and companionship enriching life. Elanco fulfills this vision through three primary pursuits: Helping deliver a safe, more affordable, more abundant food supply by improving the health and performance of animals, helping pets live longer, healthier, higher-quality lives, improving food safety. Improving the health and performance of animals helps to ensure a growing supply of safe, affordable, abundant food for today and in the future. It also contributes to the company’s commitment to fight hunger worldwide.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Agriculture - Livestock
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Over 1000
Elanco pledges to develop and deliver products safe for consumers, animals and the environment. All Elanco products conform to rigorous regulatory oversight and quality assurance systems—systems built upon consistency, dependability, accountability and traceability.
Through innovative products, quality systems and a shared vision, Elanco strives daily to enhance animal health—and enrich the lives of people worldwide.
- A world leader in developing products and services that enhance animal health, wellness and performance
- Company vision: Food and companionship enriching life
- Established in 1954
- Headquarters in Greenfield, Ind. (near Indianapolis), USA
- More than 2,500 employees worldwide
- More than 35 agricultural and animal health products approved in more than 80 countries worldwide
- A division of Eli Lilly and Company, an innovation-driven pharmaceutical corporation
Our vision: Food and companionship enriching life.Our mission: We make life sciences work better for people by transforming animal protein production and companion animal care.
Making life sciences work better for people starts with a belief that everyone, everywhere should have enough to eat. And a belief that pets should live long, healthy lives while building a strong bond with their owners.
These beliefs drive the innovation that transforms animal health and well-being. These beliefs shape Elanco’s vision of food and companionship enriching life.
The need for the work Elanco does has never been greater. Pets are becoming an increasingly important part of many households. Owners turn to veterinarians for answers, guidance and innovation to ensure the well-being of their pets.
Every day, 25,000 people die of hunger.1 Every day, victims of “hidden hunger” wake up not knowing where their next meal will come from. Elanco and its customers and partners target what is, according to the World Health Organization, the No. 1 health problem in the world: hunger. By 2050, the world population will require 100% more food,2,3 and 70% of this food must come from efficiency-improving technology.4 A disproportionate amount of the increase in food production will come from animal-sourced protein. Nearly 3 billion people are trying to improve the quality of their lives, consuming more meat, milk and eggs as they grow wealthier.
The need to sustainably produce food is urgent as well. Clearly the world can’t feed a growing population by neglecting our natural resources. Technology is the No. 1 way of producing more food with fewer resources.
History has shown that these challenges can be met. Some developed countries have increased food production more than 2½ times in the past half-century, while holding inputs steady. It can be done. With new technology and innovative approaches to animal health, we can enrich life with food and companionship.
An innovative and trusted presence in animal health for more than 60 years
Elanco has helped shape the animal health industry for more than half a century. Since introducing its first antibiotic for veterinary use in 1953, Elanco has delivered more than 35 agricultural and animal health products to the marketplace. The timeline below highlights the many ways Elanco innovation has transformed the field of animal health.